INTRO: After launching a few of devices that help convert your dumb TVs into a sensible one, Xiaomi has taken the wraps off its Mi TV 4A Horizon Edition lineup in India today. It arrives as a successor to the prevailing Mi TV 4A lineup, with an equivalent 32-inch HD and 43-inch Full-HD variants. The major differentiator between the 2 lineups, however, will need to be the slimmer bezels aboard the Horizon Edition.
Mi TV 4A Horizon Edition: Specs & Features
Thanks to advancements in display technology, Xiaomi can now stretch the display to the very edges rather than having huge bezels all-around the TV panel. You still have an enormous bezel with the Mi branding at rock bottom . The bezels at the highest and therefore the sides are slim, making for on the brink of 93% and 95% screen-to-body ratio for the 32-inch and 43-inch variants respectively.
Both the variants support 178-degree viewing angles with the company’s Vivid Picture Engine working within the background to supply deeper contrast and accurate colors. It is powered by a 64-bit quad-core processor, including 1GB of RAM and 8GB of built-in storage. You will also find 20W stereo speakers with DTS HD support aboard both the 32-inch and 43-inch Mi TV Horizon Edition variants.
These new Mi TVs are backed by Xiaomi’s custom Patchwall UI, based on Android TV 9.0 and it supports Chromecast built-in, Data Saver, and a brand new Mi Quick Wake feature. The latter will enable you to modify the TV on and off in under 10 seconds for fast access to all or any of your favorite content.
Android TV provides you access to quite 5000 apps using the Play Store. But, you furthermore may get access to a boatload of curated content from popular streaming platforms like Prime Video, Zee5, Netflix, and more via Patchwall UI. It also includes a ‘Kids Mode’ with parental lock and safe universal search, so you’ll have peace of mind when your children are binge-watching a show on the Mi TV 4A Horizon Edition.
As for connectivity, both the variants include 2x USB 2.0, 3x HDMI, 1x AV, 1x S/PDIF, and an Ethernet port on the rear. You will also find a 3.5mm audio jack, Bluetooth 4.2 BLE, and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n (supports 2.4GHz networks) to round up the kitty.
Price and Availability
The 32-inch HD variant of the Mi TV 4A Horizon Edition has been priced at Rs. 13,499 whereas the 43-inch Full-HD variant has been priced at Rs. 22,999 in India. While the 32-inch variant will continue sale from 11th September on Mi.com and Flipkart, the larger 43-inch variant are going to be available on Mi.com and Amazon from 15th September, i.e next week.