With more people leaning towards on-demand video contents Smart TVs and TV Sticks play a vital role. Amazon already has a mega-successful product in the form of Fire TV stick and Echo devices. Adding to that mix, Amazon’s in-house electronics appliances brand ‘AmazonBasics’ has launched Fire TV Edition Smart TVs in India.
AmazonBasics has launched two Fire TV Edition Smart TVs in India with 50-inch and 55-inch screen sizes. Both featuring 4K Ultra HD resolution along with HDR 10 + HLG and Dolby vision. As you can guess from the name these Smart TVs run on Fire OS which is a sort of stripped-down version of Android with no Google dependencies in it. To be clear, it’s the same OS that runs on your Fire TV stick.
Thus instead of Google Play store, you get the Fire OS Store with almost 5000+ apps. It includes all the popular apps you know like Prime Video, Netflix, Disney + Hotstar, YouTube etc. Similarly, instead of Google Assistant, you see on Android TV, here we have the built-in Alexa and Alexa voice controls. In a nutshell, the Smart TV houses a Fire TV stick hardware in it (but better spec one).
Before diving deep into the specifications, let’s pull out the amazing price details. AmazonBasics 127cm (50 inches) Fire TV Edition 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (AB50U20PS) is priced at Rs 29,999 only. Whereas the AmazonBasics 55-inch Fire TV Edition 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV is priced at Rs 34.999. I would personally, they are jaw-dropping pricing for a 4K 50-inch or 55-inch TV if it could deliver longevity. Compared to Mi Smart TVs or OnePlus Smart TVs, the AmazonBasics Fire TV Edition Smart TVs seems to be worthy from the price point.
AmazonBasics Fire TV Edition 4K Smart LED TVs Specifications
Coming to the internals of the AmazonBasics 4K Smart LED TVs, they use A+ Grade LED panel with Ultra Bright Screen powered by Amlogic 9th generation imaging engine. As its a 4K smart TV you get a picture resolution of 3840 by 2160 along with 60 Hz refresh rate. You also get advanced picture processing including Anti-aliasing, Dynamic contrast, backlight and MPEG noise reduction.
The screen also supports Dolby Vision offering stark contrast, defined highlights and deeper colours, along with HDR10+HLG for enhanced colour spacing, and fine detail. The screen has a 178-degree wide viewing angle.
Under the hood, the Fire TV Edition Smart TVs are powered by a 1.95GHz quad-core processor coupled with MaliG31 MP2 GPU. For audio, the TVs comes equipped with 20 Watts speakers coupled with Dolby Atmos. Connectivity options include dual-band WiFi and Bluetooth 5. For ports, you get three HDMI 2.0 ports, one USB3.0, one USB 2.0 ports and IR port.
- 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160)
- 60-hertz refresh rate
- A+ Grade LED panel
- Dolby Vision, HDR 10 + HLG, Amlogic 9th Generation Imaging Engine, Advance picture processing, Anti-aliasing, Dynamic contrast, Dynamic backlight
- 1.95GHz Quad-core processor with MaliG31 MP2 GPU
- 3 x HDMI 2.0, 1 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 2.0, IR Port
- WiFi, Bluetooth 5
- 20 Watts speakers with Dolby Atmos
- Fire TV OS with built-in Alexa and Alexa voice controls
Another interesting feature, of AmazonBasics Fire TV Edition 4K Smart LED TVs are the support, for DTH set-top box integration. This allows you too easily switch between your DTH or Cable TV channels and OTT apps.
The Smart TVs also packs a smart TV remote that comes with inbuilt Alexa voice search. It’s way similar to the newest Fire TV stick remotes, with additional dedicated buttons from Prime Video, Netflix, Amazon Music and Apps.