Vu calls Xiaomi low-end brand; Claims Sony, Sharp are real competitors

Vu calls Xiaomi low-end brand; Claims Sony, Sharp are real competitors

Price in India starts at Rs 13,999 making it one of the cheapest smart TVs in India. Having taken an early cue from the competitive prices that Xiaomi has presented, the Android TVs have three variants touching three price points. Unlike the Mi TV 4, Xiaomi is promising "adequate number" of units in the case of the Mi TV 4A.

The 43-inch variant is priced at Rs 36,999, while the 49-inch and 55-inch are priced at Rs 46,999 and Rs 55,999 respectively.

Xiaomi will be conducting the first sale of the Mi TV 4A today.

The new Mi TV 4A series will be targeted towards lower segment and is also "more accessible", according to the Chinese company. This happened when a member of the audience questioned the CEO regarding the competition the new Vu TVs would face; especially on account of the recently launched Mi TV 4 by Xiaomi.

Refresh rate and contrast ratio: Vu Android 4K UHD LED TV vs Xiaomi Mi LED Smart TV 4 Both the TVs from Vu and Xiaomi offer the same refresh rate 60Hz and contrast ratio of 6000:1.

All the three TVs will be made available on Flipkart from March 16. While, Xiaomi's smart TV is also based on Android and is topped with the layer of company's own PatchWall UI layer and the company has not announced anything about the OS update.

Except the screen sizes and resolution, both the models have nearly same internal hardware and support 15 different content partnerships, including those with Sony Liv, Voot, TVF, Hungama Play, Flickstree, Sun NXT, Zee5, Hotstar, Viu and Alt Balaji, across 12 Indic languages, resulting in a huge video content library with 500,000 hours (more than 55 years) of content to watch, of which 80 percent is free. The Mi TV 4A models will come with Rs. 2,200 instant cashback with a JioFi connection during its launch. The television is backed by a 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. In terms of ports, there are two USB (1x 2.0 and 1x 3.0), three HDMI (with ARC support), dual-band Wi-Fi and Ethernet, Bluetooth, optical audio, standard 3.5mm audio jack and RCA ports. On the other hand, the Mi LED smart TV don't offer support for YouTube, Amazon prime and Netflix.

The TV also has a feature called Universal Search which allows users to find content on both online and offline channels at the same place.

Mi LED TV 4A (43-inch variant) has been priced at Rs 22,999 while the 32-inch variant has been priced at Rs 13,999.

Screen resolution: Vu Android 4K UHD LED TV vs Xiaomi Mi LED Smart TV 4 The Vu Android TVs offer 4K UHD display with 3840 x 2160 pixel resolution. Xiaomi will be shipping the Mi TV 4A with the Mi remote which will be a basic affair as far as functionality is concerned which essentially means no voice control.

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