Mi TV 2

Xiaomi teased last week that it would be announcing a new model in its Mi TV lineup, with the vendor today unveiling a new variant of the Mi TV 2 that features a 40-inch full-HD display.

In terms of hardware, the full-HD version of the Mi TV 2 comes with a Sharp SDP X-GEN LED backlit panel that offers a contrast ratio of 5000:1. The TV is powered by an MStar 6A908 SoC that includes a quad-core Cortex A9 CPU and Mali 450 M4 GPU, 2GB DDR3 RAM, 8GB internal memory and Dolby MS12 virtual surround sound technology.

The frame is 14.5mm at its thinnest, and the inclusion of an H.265 10-bit hardware decoder means that the TV supports playback of formats such as MKV, MP4, MOV, TS, AVI and more. The software side of things is powered by MIUI atop Android 4.4 KitKat, with an update to Android 5.0 slated for later.

The 49-inch 4K Mi TV 2 is a steal at $640, and Xiaomi is continuing the trend of offering fully specced TVs at ultra-affordable prices with the smaller Mi TV 2, which is set to debut in China on March 31 for RMB 1999 ($321). The price is effectively half of what the 4K Mi TV 2 currently costs.

Availability is still the main drawback, with no word yet on when either model will make its way outside of China. India will be the first market outside of Xiaomi's home country that will receive the Mi TV 2, but a launch date was not announced.

Source: MIUI