Xiaomi launches new 40-inch 1080p Mi TV 2, costs $322

by: Rob TriggsMarch 24, 2015
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Xiaomi Mi TV 2 1080p

It has been almost a year since Xiaomi unveiled its Android powered, 49-inch, 4K smart TV for a quite reasonable $645. This year, the company has released a new entry in the range, a 40-inch, 1080p version of the Mi 2 TV at an even more affordable price point – just $322.

The TV is based around a Sharp SDP X-GEN LED panel which offers a 5000:1 contrast ratio. Powering the smart TV is a MStar 6A908 SoC, which is built from four Cortex-A9 CPU cores and a Mali 450 M4 GPU, backed by 1.5GB of RAM and 8GB of internal memory. The TV also comes with Dolby MS12 virtual surround sound and a H.265 10-bit hardware decoder, which supports common FLV, MKV, MOV, MP4 and AVI video formats, among others.

Being a smart TV, you’ll find a MIUI customized Android operating system on board, bringing media streaming and gaming to your big screen. The current operating system is based on Android 4.4, but an update to Android 5.0 is already in the works.

In typical Xiaomi form, there are plenty of features here for a price that’s hard to beat. The 40-inch, 1080p Mi TV 2 will launch on March 31st through Xiaomi’s Chinese online store and will be priced at ¥1999 (around $322). Unfortunately, the Mi TV 2 has not been announced for regions outside of China, although rumors suggest that India could be set to see Xiaomi’s TV range later in the year.

  • Laurence Chaffey

    Why even bother talking about this if it’s not going to be outside India or China? The majority of your readers are going to be from Europe or NA. Excited for nothing…

    • India Hates You

      Fucking white supremists, stfu. I’m from India.

      • Wjdzm

        Well that escalated quickly.
        The US hates you too :)

        • red_camaro

          huehuehue
          Don’t worry, the US Govt. will protect your ‘children’ by building backdoors into the shit you buy. Tech. hasn’t evolved to a level in India when the Govt. can call on a mass surveillance program. We may be developing, but that’s the fact we are getting above-average-grade tech at affordable prices.

          • Guest

            ^by then all your jobs will be ours

        • Airyl

          Dude, you just hurt my feelings.

        • Michael McHale

          We hate everyone

      • Laurence Chaffey

        You’re an idiot. I’m from England and I have Indian friends…

        • logicdefyer

          last time we called the english our friends , things did not go so well

          • Laurence Chaffey

            English people and English politicians are two different kinds of people.

          • tseuG

            You can say that about EVERY country.

          • Airyl

            How about English teachers?

          • Airyl

            The English is language.

        • MasterMuffin

          Ah the classical “say stupid racial shit and add that you have a friend that’s from some ethnic group and it’s all right”

          Disclaimer: what you said wasn’t racist, but it was stupid and you used that argument method

          • Laurence Chaffey

            Alright, I was probably a bit rash in talking about it in terms of India as many of them speak English, but the thing is, this device might not even be coming out of China. Therefore it’s borderline irrelevant to English speakers. I used that argument not to try and point out I’m not racist (which I’m not) but to use it against the guy claiming that India hated me. The fact that you’re saying that my argument of having Indian friends is pointless is even more stereotypical than the argument itself.

          • MasterMuffin

            How is it stereotypical to point out how stupid your argumentation sounds? And if you have friends from India, shouldn’t you be happy that they’re getting this? Can’t AA write anything if it doesn’t concern America or Europe?

          • Airyl

            IKR.

        • Tarik

          Like it’s a virtue to have Indian friends. Raise your awareness a bit and know that you’re not the only readers. From Morocco with love

        • Airyl

          I’M from Indian, and I have England friends.

      • tamara andre

        Who cares if you’re from India? Does that give you the right to label someone a “white supremacist” and label yourself “India hates you”? Seriously you are a retard.

        • Airyl

          I mean, technically that’s just his opinion. Oh, I forgot, opinions are illegal on the interwebz.

      • sithishs

        Oh hey guys, the guy from a third world shithole has something to say! It might be important!

        • Airyl

          That’s waisis.

      • John Doe

        Hey, I resemble that comment … lmao

      • We All Hate India

        Why don’t you get your Android news from an Indian website written in Hindi? Oh yeah, that’s right, you’re still literally living the gutter, so you have to come here.

      • Airyl

        How dare you. You knew my mother was a white supremist.

    • nilbud

      You should try numbers some time.

    • mrhm

      I’m from China, ╮(╯_╰)╭

      • Gooch

        You have my condolences…

    • Dingus Khan

      Eventually it might come to other regions? Either way, it’s still news, even if it doesn’t affect you.

    • Милен Стефанов

      I’m from Europe and there is no problem to buy any of Xiaomi products – maybe you hear about online shopping?
      In fact around me I can see more Xiaomi (again- I’m in EU, not in China or India) than Lenovo devices… And Lenovo models are officially sold in my country…

    • Geekhound

      1.USA
      2.India
      3.EU

      The stats of most tech sites.

    • Airyl

      Hey, you didn’t know this, but I exist. The more you know.

    • Xiaomi mi tv can be shipped outside of china , that is why it is talked here. xD

  • Waiting to see this bad boy in India. x265 and 10 bit decoder are really cool stuff!

    • divi

      same here bro hope they launch it in india

  • guest2

    This is unfair if they dont take this out to other countries? This must be sold also to other country.

  • DA

    My kids are all teens and they all have a tendency of pushing the limits. If you tell them not to go somewhere, they’ll go and lie. Tell them not to do something, they’ll do it and lie. I found 1TopSpy after a long search for something that could help me. It’s now installed on all the iPhone sets my kids use. I’d recommend it to other parents who aren’t able to take out a lot of time for their kids.

  • Franklin Allbright

    I thought this was an article about a TV….What’s with all the racial/nationalist BS????

  • waitandroid

    can you tell me the release date of Xiaomi Mi Tv 3