RCA's new 55-inch 4K Android TV hits stores in June

RCA has announced a brand new 55-inch 4K Android TV set. The set features a refresh rate of 120GHz, as well as an upscale engine to enhance 1080p video. The TV, model XLD55G65RQ, will be available starting in June, with RCA also introducing 50 and 65-inch Android TVs.

In addition to the standard array of Android TV features, the new RCA set will come with built-in Bluetooth support, which lets you connect peripherals such as game controllers. The 50-inch model will retail for $499, with the 55-inch version costing $699, and the 60-inch costing $999. All three will come in a slim metal version, which will add $100 to the cost of the base model.

Press release:

RCA Unveils 4K UHD Android TV –

Now, Beautiful Apps and Video For All

Smart TV Hits Shelves in June at Walmart, Target, Sears, hhgregg, Brandsmart and Rent-a-Center among other Key Retailers

NEW YORK – APRIL 7, 2016 – RCA, the iconic brand and long-time symbol of American ingenuity, is providing attendees at Pepcom DigitalFocus @ NYC a first look at its new 55" 4K UHD Android TV today. The new smart TV, model XLD55G65RQ, is now in production and will be available nationwide in June 2016.

With initial retail distribution in Walmart, Sears, hhgregg, Target, Brandsmart and Rent-a-Center, RCA's RCA 55" 4K Ultra HD 120Hz Android TV features stunning 4K video, an advanced upscaling engine to enhance lower resolution 1080p to near 4K quality, and full Android TV Smart functionality - with over 1200 of the leading apps, customized home screen, voice search, Google Cast from smart phone or tablet (iOS and Android), Android Gaming with Bluetooth capability, and full access to the Google Play Store to download hottest apps, music, movies, games and more.

"The RCA brand was built on TV, and that category continues to be a primary focus for the business. Smart TV, featuring full Android capability, truly addresses the future of TV viewing experiences, and offers it at a price point a wide range of consumers can afford," said Marie-Josee Cantin Johnson, VP Licensing, Technicolor (owner of the RCA Trademark). "This new 4K UHD Android TV adds another opportunity for RCA to address retail demand for affordable innovation with a brand that consumers have long known and trusted."

RCA's Android TV will also be available in 50" and 65" models, as well as in both a standard slim line modern high-gloss black cabinet, and premium metal slim line version. Full product details are available here:http://bhipr.co/1M41O6q. MSRP: 50" $499/$599 (premium design), 55" $699/$799 (premium design) and 65" $999/$1099 (premium design).

"We're committed to delivering the value RCA is trusted for at a consumer-friendly cost, and we're not going to cut corners on quality to do it," said Patrick Deighan from Activeon, Inc., RCA's US licensee for televisions. "RCA is building on decades of experience to provide an alternative to overpriced high-end brands, out of reach for averagefamily budgets."

Joseph Keller