Xiaomi in Beijing, has just announced its latest Mi TV 2S, a premium 48-inch 4K TV that measures only 9.9mm at its thinnest. The China internet company also unveiled the Mi Water Purifier, expanding its range of internet-connected home appliances.
Sexy thin comes to your living room
The Mi TV 2S features a UHD display from Samsung, and powered by a MStar 6A928 quad-core 1.4GHz chipset. The Theatre Edition of the TV includes a subwoofer and soundbar with the latest Dolby sound technology.
The Mi TV 2S retails at RMB2,999 (US$483) while the Mi TV 2S (Theatre Edition) sells for RMB3,999 (US$644). Both variants will go on sale on Mi.com in China starting 28 July 2015.
At the Beijing launch, Xiaomi founder and CEO Lei Jun said, “We want Mi TV 2S to be the first TV that young adults buy. Xiaomi’s TV team spent one year developing Mi TV 2S, working with global industry-leading suppliers, the best materials, and top-of-the-line technology to produce a gorgeous TV with amazing performance.”
Key specifications of Mi TV 2S at a glance:
- • MStar 6A928 chipset
- Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex A-17
- Mali-760 GPU
- MACE-Pro4 UC+ picture engine
- 4K 60 fps (H.265 10-bit hardware decoding)
- HDMI 2.0
- USB 3.0
- 2GB DDR3 RAM
- 8GB eMMC 5.0 flash
- 802.11ac Wi-Fi
- Bluetooth 4.0
Affordable, clean water
Expanding its portfolio of products, Xiaomi also unveiled the Mi Water Purifier, a minimalist, well-built home water purifier based on reverse osmosis technology.
Reverse osmosis works by applying pressure through a RO membrane to separate purified water from tap water. RO technology is generally used for bottled pure water purification, desalination and medical water. The Mi Water Purifier uses a four-step RO filtration process.
The Mi Water Purifier can purify up to 76 barrels of water per day.
Being a Xiaomi product, it is a smart device, and internet-connected. The water filter unit can be monitored using the Mi Home app which allows you to check real-time filter effectiveness and also remind you when it is time to change filters. You can also order new filters directly within the app.
The Mi Water Purifier retails at RMB1,299 (US$209).
There’s no word if either products will reach Malaysian shores at this point.
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