Xiaomi’s Smart Living 2020 event started with the company’s India chief Manu Kumar Jain on the stage. He talked about the company’s various milestone till now, including the 100 million smartphone sales in five years. Jain then moved on to describe how Xiaomi is much more than just a smartphone company. According to Jain, Xiaomi has over 200 ecosystem companies, in which it has a significant stake. Xiaomi is bringing many of its smart home devices to India today.
Among today’s launches, Jain started with Mi TVs. As expected, the company is launching four new smart TV models in the country today, including its flagship Mi TV 4X 65-inch. Jain says that Xiaomi manufactures 80 percent of the Mi TVs sold in India in the country itself. The company has sold over 3 million Mi TV till now in the country. Jain then invited XIaomi’s Sudeep Sahu to detail the new Xiaomi smart TVs.
According to Sahu, Mi TV 4X 65-inch offers 40 percent more viewable area than a 55-inch TV. It sports a metal design with ultra-slim bezels. The TV uses the company’s Vivid Colour Engine and offers an ultra-bright display. The Mi TV 4X 65-inch has the brightest display even shipped by Xiaomi in any smart TV. It comes with 4K UHD resolution and supports HDR 10. The Mi TV 4X 65-inch also supports Dolby Audio and DTS HD.
Sahu then announced that the company is adding more content partners to PatchWall, including Netflix. He also talked about PatchWall 2.0, the new version of the company’s smart TV user interface. The PatchWall 2.0 brings access to live news without any registrations or log-ins. Xiaomi Mi TV 4X 65-inch runs on Android 9.0 TV.
As always, we are bringing you live updates from the Xiaomi event to keep you apprised of everything being announced by the Chinese smart devices manufacturer. Additionally, you can also check out the live stream of the Xiaomi event, embedded at the end, if you don’t want to miss anything.
Here’s everything we already know about what is being announced by Xiaomi today.
Mi Band 4
Xiaomi’s Mi Band 4, a successor to Mi Band 3 that is currently offered in India, is confirmed to be launched during the Smarter Living 2020 event. Mi Band 4 has already been launched in China and comes with features like a 0.95-inch colour AMOLED touchscreen display with 120×240 pixels resolution. It is also claimed to be capable of offering 20 days of battery life on a single charge. Additionally, the smart band packs a six-axis accelerometer that helps it monitor physical activities, including cycling, exercise, running, and walking.
Mi Water Purifier
After bringing the Mi Water TDS Tester via its crowdfunding platform to India, Xiaomi now seems to be getting ready to launch the Mi Water Purifier. The company is offering five Mi Water Purifier models in China with prices ranging from CNY 1,299 to CNY 1,999. It is unclear which of these will be introduced in India today. Unlike the traditional RO filters being sold in the country, Mi Water Purifier comes with a much simpler installation.