Your browser is not Javascript enable or you have turn it off. We recommend you to activate for better security reasonChinese design: Mi launches gold-colored ultra-slim TV - FlatpanelsHD

Chinese design: Mi launches gold-colored ultra-slim TV

16 Jul 2015 | Rasmus Larsen |

A gold TV? Why not. Mi (aka Xiaomi) has unveiled its latest TV that offers some insight to the state of Chinese design. The TV is just 9.9 millimeters at the thinnest point.

Mi launches Chinese design TV

The TV industry has been dominated by the Koreans for years, and before that the Japanese manufacturers. Mi and others are enjoyed huge sales in a booming domestic market and are hoping to take advantage of this to expand to other regions.

Mi TV S2
Mi is probably best known for its phones. The company has been called "China's Apple" and “copycat” but the company seems determined in its mission to convince the world that Chinese-designed electronics products can compete globally.

Their latest TV reveals how far Mi has come. "Mi TV S2" is a series of five TVs in different color options, including a golden color that imitates gold. The TV is just 9.9 millimeters at the thinnest point and has a polished aluminum back. However, the bottom half of the TV is thicker to make room for electronics. In many ways it resembles Sony's ultra slim X90C.

Mi TV S2
The specifications look good, too. It uses an Ultra HD LCD panel made by Samsung and a powerful processor to run the MIUI operating system, a fork of Android 5.0. It also offers HDMI 2.0 ports and HEVC decoding for 4K content.

Expanding to Europe & the US

Mi’s TVs are not on sale in Europe and the US yet but the company has started selling headphones and fitness wristbands in USA, France, Germany, and Great Britain. The Mi TV S2 comes only in 48” and will be available in China starting next week for 2999 Chinese Yuan (approx. $485).

The question of whether Chinese manufacturers can compete in the TV market has been a hot topic in the debate for years. Recent developments such as TCL’s entry into the US and Europe, Hisense's partnership with Loewe and Mi's latest TVs appear to shed some light on the matter.

Mi TV S2
Mi TV S2
- Source: Mi



Latest news

Apple Arcade

Apple Arcade now open with 100 games for $5/month

19 Sep 2019 | Rasmus Larsen |
8K Ultra HD

8K Ultra HD TV specifications & logo announced

18 Sep 2019 | Rasmus Larsen |
Philips Hue

New Philips Hue HDMI box syncs your lights with your TV

18 Sep 2019 | Rasmus Larsen |
Peacock

NBCUniversal introduces Peacock streaming service, new home of 'The Office'

18 Sep 2019 | Rasmus Larsen |
Android TV

Android TV roadmap for 2020 & 2021: Google Stadia, 'hero device', more ads

17 Sep 2019 | Rasmus Larsen |
Sony Crystal LED

Sony's first 8K & 16K microLED displays will cost millions

16 Sep 2019 | Rasmus Larsen |
YouTube Leanback TV

YouTube pulling the plug on its browser solution for TVs

16 Sep 2019 | Rasmus Larsen |
The resolution gap

The resolution gap

13 Sep 2019 | Yoeri Geutskens |