[REVIEW] : OLED TV: Xiaomi arrives in the race, this year is already incredible
XIAOMI OLED VISION: AN MORE 55-INCH 4K OLED TV?
With this newcomer to the OLED market, almost all the major manufacturers in the world are in on the action. In the middle of LG, Sony, Panasonic and even Samsung, what are the arguments of the Xiaomi model?
Here is what the Chinese giant announces:
- TV from 55 inchesi.e. 139 cm diagonally, the standard for 4K TVs;
- Compatible HDR 10+ and Dolby Visionthe most advanced image processing in the world;
- Scanning frequency of 60Hzso no gaming in 4K 120 FPS possible.
- A pretty 30W 8-channel sound systemenough to simulate a small surround effect.
- A quite powerful 4-core processorprobably dedicated to image upscaling (improving low quality sources to 4K) and dealing with burn issues.
- And especiallya very strong launch price: around 1100€. On sale, we will therefore easily fall below the 1000€ mark, which is a big feat for the recent 55-inch OLED.
OLED technology is recent, and it is evolving rapidly. There is a clear difference, especially in terms of brightness, between the recent OLED Ex panels produced by LG Display or the QD-OLED panels from Samsung Display and the more “classic” panels which are only 1 or 2 years old. .
Given the expected price and the 60 Hz, we think it is a “classic” OLED panel, supplied by LG Display. A panel similar to that found on the Korean giant’s A2 range.
We know Xiaomi well, the Chinese brand often scares the competition.
Why ? Because Xiaomi products are generally of very good quality, for a price much lower than what is practiced elsewhere. If the Chinese manufacturer manages its move well and puts in the means, it can take a nice market share.
AN AMAZING YEAR 2022 FOR THE OLED TV MARKET
If you want to change TV and you have the budget to invest in the top of the range, the state of the market has never been more exciting than today.
The arrival of Xiaomi and Samsung in the OLED sector in 2022 proves the full potential of this technology in the future. Let’s do a little review.
- Now you don’t have to worry too much about burn-in issues on OLED TVs;
- Innovations to make OLED ever more efficient and bright are legion, in particular thanks to QD-OLED;
- The industry is getting more competitive and getting bigger, once the shortage passes, we will surely see price drops.
- Today’s top of the range is evolving very quickly: every year we see ever thinner, larger, ever more precise, ever more powerful, ever more versatile panels between gaming and cinema.
Xiaomi announces Vision 55 OLED TV for Indian market
Xiaomi today announced the Xiaomi OLED Vision 55 TV for the Indian market. It is the company’s first OLED TV to be launched in India.
The OLED Vision 55 features a 55-inch, 3840×2160 OLED panel. We couldn’t get any manufacturer info on the panel from Xiaomi, but it’s likely the same LG WRGB panel that most companies use. It is a native 10-bit panel with a fixed 60Hz refresh rate and 98.5% DCI-P3 coverage.
The TV supports Dolby Vision IQ, which automatically adjusts screen brightness based on ambient lighting, as well as HDR10+, HDR10 and HLG. It also features IMAX Enhanced Certification, which verifies various aspects of audio and video quality for consistency with IMAX Enhanced content.
Audio includes a 30W 8-speaker speaker system supporting Dolby Atmos and DTS X surround sound standards.
For connectivity, you get 3 HDMI 2.1 ports*, one of which supports eARC, 2 USB ports, Ethernet, composite in, optical out and headphone jack. There is also 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.0 dual-band support.
Xiaomi puts a giant asterisk on the HDMI 2.1 part because they are not HDMI 2.1 ports but rather HDMI 2.0. However, since the HDMI Licensing Administrator has incredibly lax and downright insane requirements for something to be considered HDMI 2.1, you could very well add a few HDMI 2.1 features to HDMI 2.0 and officially label it HDMI 2.1.
To this end, the TV supports ALLM or Auto Low Latency Mode, which automatically puts the TV into low latency gaming mode when it detects a signal from a console. Having this feature alone is often enough to label an HDMI 2.0 device as HDMI 2.1. If you’re a gamer, however, you should know that there’s no variable refresh rate support and the panel is only 60Hz.
The TV is powered by a MediaTek 9617 SoC with 4 Cortex-A73 CPU cores and a Mali G52 MC1 GPU. It also has 3GB of memory and 32GB of storage.
Finally, the OLED Vision 55 runs on Android TV 11. As usual, Xiaomi has its optional Patchwall UI, which you can use to access content from over 30 different providers, although you still need to install their apps. The TV also has built-in far-field microphones so you can use Google Assistant or interact with your smart home devices.
The Xiaomi OLED Vision 55 is priced at INR 89,999 with a discount of INR 6,000 for HDFC Bank credit card holders. It will go on sale Thursday, May 19, 2022.