It has been just three weeks since the launch of Mi TV4, and Xiaomi is already bringing more models to India. Today, they unveiled two other Smart LED TVs in India belonging to the Mi TV 4A lineup of China. However, the operating system and hardware of the Indian counterparts have been modified heavily. So let us find out more about the 43 inch variant of Mi TV 4A and see whether it suits you.
Features Of Mi LED Smart TV 4A 43
The Mi TV 4A is a smart TV running an android based proprietary operating system from Xiaomi called PatchWall. An Amlogic 962-SX TV SoC powers the TV with an integrated 64-bit quad-core processor, 1GB RAM and 8GB eMMC storage. This Mi TV has a gorgeous 43-inch full HD LED display which is backed by a Mali-450 MP3 GPU and 6th gen image quality engine.
The display panel provides a 178-degree viewing angle, 3000: 1 contrast ratio, 6.5ms dynamic response and 60Hz refresh rate. Along with the crisp images, two 10 w high sensitive speakers provide rich audio quality with DTS effect. The display panel along with the base mount weighs around 8 Kg.
- Full HD (1920 x 1080) LED-backlit screen with 60Hz refresh rate.
- 64-bit quad-core processor along with 1GB RAM and 8GB ROM.
- Modified PatchWall Interface for Indian set-top boxes.
- Measures 970x569x214 mm, and weighs around 8 Kg with the base.
PatchWall OS & AI
Mi LED Smart TV 4A 43 comes with a modified Patchwall OS based on android with deep learning AI skills. The operating system collects the metadata of viewed contents to understand and then provide a highly tailored homepage. In other words, it can give highly personalized content based on the viewing habits of the members of your family. Searching through these wall of contents is easy peasy with the Universal Search feature.
The modification in Patchwall OS helps it to seamlessly integrate with set-top boxes from Indian DTH providers. For this, Xiaomi worked with Sensara Technologies and created the Mi IR Cable which can control DTH set-top box using the TV remote. All you need to do is connect the STB, place IR Cable towards the STB and PatchWall does the rest. The Patchwall user interface also supports Indian dialects with 13 system languages and 15 content languages at present.
Digital Content & Connectivity
Xiaomi India has partnered with top ten digital content providers to fill the wall with 500000+ hours of online content. Moreover, you can play local content from your USB stick or network and also cast other screens to your Mi TV. There are tons of apps and games that you can download from the Mi app store. You can also sideload APK files since the TV runs an android based operating system.
The Mi TV 4A 43 inch model is equipped with WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n and ethernet for hooking to the internet. However, the TV lacks Bluetooth connectivity and comes with an 11 button IR remote. On the rear side, you’ll find three HDMI(1 ARC) ports, audio ports, headphone jack, antenna, three USB and composite AV ports. You can either wall mount the TV at an additional cost or set it up on the base provided.
Accessories, Pricing & Availability
The 43 inch model of Mi LED Smart TV 4A will be available from Mi.com, Mi Home and Flipkart for Rs 22,999 starting 13 March 2018. The contents of the package include 1 Mi LED Smart TV 4A 32, IR remote, bases, screws and an instruction manual. For controlling the set-top box you may need to purchase the Mi IR Cable that costs Rs 299. Wall mounting the Mi TV will add another Rs 399 to the total spend. As an introductory offer, Xiaomi is giving Rs 2200 instant cash back for purchasing the TV with JioFi connection.
The Mi TV 4A has about five variants in China based on the display size viz 32, 40, 43, 49, 55, and 65 inches. However, only the 32-inch and 43-inch variants were brought to India. Owing to the increased reception, we can expect Xiaomi to bring more models and hence revolutionise the smart TV market in India. Hope the article was informative, Peace!