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Xiaomi Unveils Mi TV 4 with 4.9mm Thickness at CES 2017

Xiaomi Mi TV 4

At its first ever presence at CES 2017 conference, Xiaomi unveiled its new products in Las Vegas. Ahead of its debut at CES, the company unveiled modular TV, i.e., Xiaomi Mi TV 4. In addition to this, the company also introduces Mi Router HD and Mi Max smartphone.

The Mi TV 4 65 will be shipped in China later this year and didn’t announce the global release. The new television series sports a 4.9mm ultra-thin frameless metal design. Xiaomi introduced the Mi TV 4 in three screen sizes:

  • 49-inches
  • 55-inches
  • 65-inches

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Xiaomi Mi TV 4 sports frameless design and with a thickness of 4.9mm. The company claims that it is 37 percent thinner than Mi Max and 30 percent thinner than iPhone 7. As per the reports, the smartTV is modular, allows the user to swap out the motherboard. Users can upgrade the other internals whenever they want.

The new Xiaomi Mi TV 4 bundled with

  • Mi TV Bar
  • Integrates ten speakers
  • Two wireless rear satellite speakers
  • Subwoofer

One of the key highlights of Xiaomi Mi TV 4 is its modular functionality. Unlike other usual TVs in this television, the motherboard, buttons, connectivity ports integrated into the sound bar. It has only one port, i.e., Mi port which connects sound bar with a single cable to carry audio and video signals.

The rest of connectivity ports embedded at back of the sound bar which makes easier to access on TV unit. The sound bar consists of

Mi TV 4

  • One HDMI ARC port
  • Two HDMI ports
  • One USB 3.0
  • One USB 2.0 port
  • Mi port
  • Ethernet port (RJ 45)
  • Analogue Audio/Video ports
  • Antenna port
  • S/PDIF port

The Xiaomi Mi TV 4 sound bar integrated with ten speakers out of which two speakers are facing upwards and remaining to the front. It runs on Android OS which offers smart recommendations. The library consists of 44 million movies, 600,000 in-depth reviews and 1.52 million comments.

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The Mi TV 4 65-inch variant with Dolby Atmos 3D Spherical surround speakers is priced at $2000 (approx Rs. 138,000). The same 65-inch variant without Dolby Atmos speakers comes with a price tag of $1,500 (approx Rs. 103,000). The company didn’t make any announcement about 49-inch and 55-inch TV.

LeEco Enters US Market with its Flagship Smartphones and Televisions

LeEco Enters US Market

LeEco made its debut in the smart phones market of China in the year 2015. Later it entered India by 2016. And now, in the same year it is making its entry into the US.

Le Pro 3 and Le S3 smart phone models have been launched in the US gadget market. It is LeEco’s flagship smart phone. The same model was launched in China recently.

Firstly, Le Pro 3 comes with a 5 inch Full HD In-cell display screen laid by 2.5D glass on top. This device is powered by Snapdragon 821 Quad core processor cloaked at 2.35GHz supported with a speed of LPDDR4 4GB RAM.

Aluminum body Le Pro 3 comes with a USB Type-C port replacing the traditional 3.5mm audio port. This new jack has a CDLA technology which results in digital audio output. It also sports a 5 and 64GB UFS 2.0 storage facility.

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LeEco is just 7.5mm thickness which makes it the thinnest smart phone from the company till date.

A 16 MP primary camera with PDAF & f/2.0 aperture features makes the picture and videos quality better. Front selfie camera with wide-angle lens has an 8MP.

The device is powered with a non-removable 4,070mAh battery. Special feature of Quick Charge 3.0 is included for the smart phone.

Secondly, LeEco Le S3 is a mid-range smart device with superior build quality that is launched in the US. The same smart phone was launched in both the countries India and China but carries a different name.

This device comes with a 5.5-inch size screen and has a Full HD 1920 x 1080 pixels display. Powered with a Snapdragon 652 Octa core processor and supported by 3GB of RAM speed. 32GB of internal storage is provided for the phone.

Audio port has USB Type-C earphones. A primary camera of 16MP and a front camera of 8MP are fitted in this phone. A 3,000mAh battery, fingerprint sensor are the other few features that are included for the device.

LeSEE Chinese Autonomous, Electric, Future Smart Car

Apart from the smart phones, LeEco also sells Smart TVs. One of the biggest surprise comes, when it is heard that it also has an Android powered ‘Super Bike’ and a self-driving EV car called ‘LeSEE’ under its sleeves.

On the same dais, the company also has unveiled LeEco four new SuperTV in the US. smartTV’s – Super4 X43 Pro, Super4 X55, Super4 X65, and the premium uMax85 TV.

LeEco has recently acquired the top US based TV maker, Vizio for $2 billion.

At the launch event in the US, LeEco has announced the LeSEE Pro EV car upgrade model. This car can be purchased from the nearest LeShare station through an app. Just one need to upload the license to get the vehicle delivered.

Roku and Hitachi Pair Up to Launch Smart Tv

Roku and Hitachi Pair Up to smart tv

The Newest Roku TV partner is Hitachi America which joins the growing list companies. The sales are about to begin in the fall, and the company is going to release the models on the user choice. The customers can choose from 4K Ultra HD and HD (1080P) models with the various sizes and features. Initially, the additional Roku device is needed to access the Roku content on the TV, but now without the need of the separate device one can access the Roku.

The previous device is Roku 4, which was released in the month of October 2015. This device is capable of streaming the 4K Video. After joining with the Haier in early 2015 launch and the other brand Insignia, Roku TV has accounted the best for the 8% of the US smart TV market in the previous year with more than 40 models on the sale across the country.

In this year, Company is looking forward to shipping more than 60 models from six brands including TCL, Sharp and the Hitachi.

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The achievement obtained by the Roku TV program lead them to bring closer to reaching the goal of the Roku OS in every TV said by Chas Smith, senior vice president and general manager of Roku TV and Players

The models in the Roku TV featured with the personalised home screen, and the user can access to the things like consoles, games and Blu-ray players, as well as streaming the 3,000 channels and 350,000 movies and the television episodes.

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Roku TV will arrive in HD and 4K UHD resolution with the screens in different sizes from 24 inches to 65 inches. Chas Smith promised, more details are about Hitachi Roku TV models in the coming months.