Xiaomi just unveiled the world’s first mini-LED based TV and it’s an 82″. It comes in two versions, the Xiaomi Mi TV master that has 4k resolution and the Xiaomi Mi TV Master Extreme with 8K resolution. Watching movies at home just got better as Xiaomi just brought the cinematic experience to your door step.
With the Extreme edition, you are getting 7,680 x 4,32o px or about four times as many pixels found in 4K. It come with a true 10-bit panel with HDR10, Dolby Vision and HLG support, 98% DCI-P3 color space coverage. With a contrast ration of 400,000:1, it can push out 2,000 nits of brightness.
“Mini LED” is an advanced local dimming solution with 960 zones. Each zone is lit by 16 LEDs that are hooked up to custom controllers, which can regulate their brightness in 4,096 steps. These LEDs are tiny, each measures only a tenth of a millimeter.
Its chipset is Novatel 72685, it also come with two Cortex-A73 cores and tow A53, plus a Mali-G51 MP4 GPU. The AI engine can run 22 picture quality algorithms and it also supports 5G networks.
The Extreme Edition also features retractable speakers: 2x 20 W bass, 2x lowest frequency speakers, 2x medium frequency and 2x tweeters.
The Xiaomi Mi TV Master Extreme is expected to cost about CNY 50,000 ($7,350/€6,300).
The “regular” Xiaomi Mi TV Master is just as big with an 82” panel, though with “only” 4K resolution. It’s a 10-bit panel with 93% coverage of the DCI-P3 color space and 120Hz refresh rate.
It has 240 local dimming zones, again with 4,096 levels of brightness. With 140,000:1 contrast ratio, the TV can output about 1,000 nits. An HDMI 2.1 port is available for 4K 120 Hz input, which will work great with the next-gen consoles. The chipset of choice here is the MediaTek 9650 with a quad-core A73 CPU and Mali G52 MC1 GPU.
The Xiaomi Mi TV Master is expected to cost about CNY 10,000 ($1,450/€1,250), which is very affordable for an 82″ TV of any kind in its category.
Both models run MIUI for Smart TVs and Xiaomi has partnered with multiple content providers so buyers won’t run out of things to watch.
These TVs will only be available in China and they on sale on October 21 by 3:00 china time. We have seen some Mi TVs come to Europe and India, but don’t get your expectations up. In any case, you can always order and get it shipped to your doorstep. Guess we should be grateful to eCommerce and technology.