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.