Xiaomi unveiled the first TV in the world to use MiniLED technology, and it comes with a size of 82 inches, which makes it strongly eligible for Lensec in cinemas that you cannot go to at the moment. There are two versions of this TV, one called Xiaomi Mi TV Master with 4K resolution, and another called Xiaomi Mi TV Extreme Edition with 8K resolution.
This equates to 7680 x 4320 pixels, or four times the number of pixels in 4K displays. This is a true 10bit screen that supports HDR10, Dolby Vision and HLG, and covers 98 percent of the DCI-P3 color gamut. It can achieve a brightness of 2000 lumens and a contrast of 1: 400,000.
MiniLED is a relatively new technology that comes to serve as a dimming solution with 960 zones. Each zone is illuminated by 16 LEDs connected with special controllers, which can regulate its brightness in 4,096 steps. These lamps are small, each measuring one-tenth of a millimeter.
The beating heart of this monster is the Novatek 72685 processor with two Cortex-A73 cores and two Cortex-A53 cores, and a Mali-G51 MP4 graphics processor. This processor supports 5G networks, and the artificial intelligence engine can run 22 algorithms to improve image quality.
Xiaomi Mi TV Extreme Edition also includes retractable speakers to provide a very distinctive audio experience. As you can expect, this huge high-definition television is not cheap at all, it costs 50 thousand Chinese yuan, which is equivalent to 7,350 US dollars.
As for the “normal” Xiaomi Mi TV Master, it also has an 82-inch screen, but it features 4K resolution only. This screen covers 93 percent of the DCI-P3 color gamut and supports a 120Hz refresh rate. However, this screen has 240 local dimming zones and provides 4,096 levels of brightness. In full mode, the TV can achieve a brightness of 1000 nits and a contrast of 1: 140,000. There is an HDMI 2.1 port for external devices that support 4K 120Hz, which is a port that will be nicely compatible with the new generation of home gaming devices. The responsible processor in use here is the quad-core MediaTek 9650, and the Mali G52 MC1 GPU.
The cost of Xiaomi Mi TV Master is about 10 thousand Chinese yuan, which is equivalent to 1450 US dollars, and this is of course a very affordable price for an 82-inch 4K TV.
Both TVs work with the MIUI interface for smart TVs from Xiaomi, knowing that the latter has partnered with many content providers so that buyers do not run out of things to watch. Needless to say, these smart TVs will only be available in China, and will go on sale on October 21. Some Xiaomi TVs have made their way to Europe and India, but there is no guarantee that these two new TVs will in turn make their way to these regions.