In terms of ports, there are two USB (1x 2.0 and 1x 3.0), three HDMI (with ARC support), dual-band Wi-Fi and Ethernet, Bluetooth, optical audio, standard 3.5mm audio jack and RCA ports.
We've also seen home-grown brand Micromax trying its hand in the smart TV market and being fairly successful if not disruptive. Saraf seems to have underestimated the impact of the Mi TV 4 on the Indian TV market, as the TV seems to be poised to be a veritable disruptor in a largely stagnant market. While, Xiaomi's smart TV is also based on Android and is topped with the layer of company's own PatchWall UI layer and the company has not announced anything about the OS update. They also come with 16GB of internal storage which will be used mainly for storing app data that users can download from the Play Store.
The Vu Official Android TV is available in 43 inches, 49 inches, and 55 inches and is priced at Rs 36,999, Rs 46,999, and Rs 55,999 respectively. The Mi TV 4 is HDR capable, while the Vu Android TVs are not.
On the last week, the electronic device Xiaomi Mi TV 4 also disclosed that the Mi TV 4A lineup that can go on sale twice a week, with the Tuesday and Friday sale can go persisting.
# People who buy the Mi LED Smart TV 4A can avail a cashback of Rs 2,200 on purchase of JioFi 4G Hotspot device. Both the TVs boast of a refresh rate of 60Hz and come powered by a 1.5GHz quad-core Amlogic T962 Cortex-A53 processor paired with Mali-T450 GPU.
Just like the Mi TV 4, the Mi TV 4A will also support nearly every prominent set-top box that's available in India like Tata Sky and Dish TV, down to even those that are offered by local players like Hathway and Siti cable. The Chinese company has rebranded its Mi TV 4A series in India to call it the Mi LED Smart TV 4A series, the same thing it did with the Xiaomi Mi TV 4 series (calling it Mi LED Smart TV 4). Other in-built apps include Facebook, Hotstar, ALT Balaji and Sony Liv.
The front facing 10W + 10W watt built-in Sound bar supports DTS TruSurround and Dolby Digital providing a high and immersive sound experience. In our initial testing, we found out the sound of the Smart TV is pretty decent as the sound didn't distort when you raise the volume. It will be simple to use, however, and will come with just 11 buttons, unlike other remotes that come with far too many.
The distinct features of these TVs are their ActiVoice feature. The television will be offered in three different sizes: 43-inch, 49-inch and 55-inch. The display looks promising and remotes makes navigation quite easily, especially, with voice search.
Xiaomi's budget Smart LED Mi TV 4A series is all set to go on sale in India on Tuesday. As always, watch this space for our detailed tests and reviews of the new Vu TV's.