The Xiaomi onslaught continues as Xiaomi announced today a new Smart TV that goes on sale in China end of this month. The new 40-inch 1080p TV is a lower end version of the 49-inch MiTV2 version which had been selling in China for over 6 months now. Although it is sold in China only at the moment, you can bring in or buy from resellers in Singapore. There are already a number of users of the 49-inch MiTV2 and response has been positive. I had been tempted to buy one too.
The new Mi TV 2 model would retail at 1,999 CNY, or around $440. It features a 40-inch Full HD LED Sharp display with 5,000:1 contrast ratio, H.265 10-bit hardware video decoding and Dolby virtual surround sound. The TV packs a 1.45GHz quad-core Cortex A9 processor, 1.5GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, that runs on Xiaomi’s MIUI TV. This gives you access to a number of Chinese content from their MIUI TV ecosystem as well as the ability to install other Android applications. Xiaomi has been in the Android TV Box space for a number of years, and their MIUI TV OS is relatively stable and more importantly, user friendly.