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Xiaomi unveils its first OLED TV - HDMI 2.1, VRR, 9 speakers

07 Jul 2020 | Rasmus Larsen |

Xiaomi has launched its first OLED TV. The 65-inch 'Mi TV Lux' features HDMI 2.1 ports, VRR, 9 speakers, and multi-HDR support.

Xiaomi's first OLED TV

In late 2019, it was reported that Huawei and Xiaomi were both planning to launch their first OLED TVs sometime in 2020. Huawei announced its OLED TV powered by HarmonyOS in April 2020 and Xiaomi has now announced its 65-inch 'Mi TV Lux' OLED TV. Xiaomi refers to it as its first ultra high-end TV, and emphasizes that OLED technology has allowed it to create a TV with pixel-level control, perfect blacks, and true 10-bit colors calibrated to dE 1.5. - "As Xiaomi’s first ultra high-end TV, Mi TV Lux 65″ OLED features the latest OLED technology. With 8.29 million individually controlled sub-pixels, the device offers ultra high contrast and produces perfect blacks, emitting close to 0-nit in dark scenes. These ensure an outstanding dark room performance and a stunning viewing experience with exceptional dark details," the company said. "The true 10-bit color OLED panel can accurately reproduce a wide range of 1.07 billion different colors. With a Delta E as low as 1.5, Mi TV Lux 65″ OLED delivers accurate colors and brings out true-to-life color pictures."

Xiaomi OLED TV

The company said that its TV "doubles up as a powerful gaming display, thanks to the Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM), a Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) from 40Hz to 120Hz, and HDMI 2.1 standard output". HDMI eARC is also supported. Like its competitors, Xiaomi claims that its TV employs "AI" for picture analysis via an MPU9650 processor. To date, FlatpanelsHD has found all claims of AI picture enhancement in TVs to be exaggerations for slightly more dynamic video upscaling. Furthermore, the TV supports multiple HDR formats, including HDR10, HDR10+, HLG, and Dolby Vision.

Xiaomi OLED TV

9 speakers for Dolby Atmos

The 9 speakers in the TV have a total output of 65W, including two dome speakers at the top to simulate overhead sound for Dolby Atmos. There is also a built-in 20W subwoofer. It is an advanced TV that in some ways mirrors LG's OLED TVs with HDMI 2.1, save for support for additional VRR flavors like FreeSync and G-Sync. Sony, Philips and Panasonic have yet to launch OLED TVs with HDMI 2.1 ports. The TV runs a customized version of mobile Android, which is a popular option in China whereas Google pushes partners to use the TV-optimized Android TV operating system in the US and Europe. Xiaomi's 65-inch Mi TV Lux is available now in Mainland China for 13000 RMB (approx. $1850 / €1650). The company did not detail its plans for international markets. - Source: Xiaomi

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