The subsidiary brand of Xiaomi – Redmi has just joined the likes of OnePlus and Honor in the smart TV department
While this is more of an achievement for the Chinese phone maker, it seems more of a challenge to the other two phone brands who had also debuted their respective smart TV.
The 77-inches Redmi TV was revealed alongside the company’s latest smartphone flagship- the Redmi Note 8 and Note 8 Pro at an event in Beijing.
Called the Redmi TV 70″, the company’s first Smart TV, apart from hosting a 70-inch 4K display, is powered by 6th-gen Amlogic processor with 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage and 2.4G/5G dual-band WiFi.
Interestingly the TV does not offer support for HDR– it only does HDR decoding on a chipset level, an option that comes with the usual smart TV capabilities. Like its parent company’s smart TVs, it runs on PatchWall AI-enabled TV system and uses Xiaomi’s smart assistant XiaoAI.
Oh! I didn’t add that Xiaomi has a smart TV too, another phone maker that deals with TV production. However, Redmi is not expected to compete with its parent company in the TV department, however, it doesn’t mean that it can’t outperform the brand in term of sales.
Meanwhile , Redmi Note 8 Pro almost took the limelight during the event at Beijing. The device sports a quad rear camera with a Samsung 64-megapixel primary sensor, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide lens with a 120-degree field of view, a 2-megapixel macro lens and a 2-megapixel depth sensor.
The Redmi Note 8, on the other hand, was a smaller version of the Pro, sporting a 48-megapixel quad camera, while it packed both a USB-C port and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
About the availability of the new products; the Redmi TV 70″ and the Note 8 Pro are now available for pre-order in China for RMB 3,799 (US$530 or NGN193,450) and at least RMB 1,399 (US$200 or NGN72,000), respectively.
Redmi Note 8’s prices begin at RMB 999 (US$140 or NGN50,400), and it will be available for pre-order on September 10th.