India's largest handset manufacturer Micromax is getting into the 4K TV segment by announcing two models that are powered by Android. The TVs come in 42-inch (42C0050UHD) and 49-inch (50K2330UHD) editions, and cost Rs. 39, 990 ($640) and Rs. 49,999 ($800) respectively.
Both TVs come pre-loaded with the Play Store, allowing customers access to all the apps and games available on Google's platform. The 49-inch version runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat, while the 42-inch model comes with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.
The hardware on offer is similar on both 4K TVs, which includes ELED displays with a refresh rate of 60 Hz and a screen resolution of 3840 x 2160, built-in Wi-Fi connectivity, USB ports (one USB 3.0, two USB 2.0), two HDMI 1.4 ports (three on the 42-inch model), AV input and an Ethernet port. The 49-inch model is powered by a dual-core CPU and GPU along with 1GB RAM, 2.2GB usable internal memory and a microSD card slot that can accommodate SD cards up to 32GB in size.
The 42-inch version has slightly beefier innards in the form of a dual-core CPU, dual-core GPU, 2GB RAM, 2.5GB internal memory and microSD card slot (up to 32GB). Other features include Miracast screen mirroring as well as the ability to share content via DLNA.
As we've mentioned before, Mi TV is coming to India. We are still working on finalizing our plans but currently we are looking at Mi Box and Mi TV 2 as well as some newer versions of Mi TV which have not been announced yet.
There's no clear date as to when Xiaomi will introduce its 4K TV in the Indian market, although a launch in the latter half of the year looks likely.