Xiaomi presents smaller Mi TV 2 with Android 4.4

Xiaomi has presented its third television. The Mi TV 2 has a 40 “screen from Sharp with full HD resolution. To serve as a game console, the TV has a modified version of Android 4.4 on board, with the promise of an update to 5.0.

The soc in the smaller Mi TV 2 is an MStar 6A908, with four Cortex A9 cores at up to 1.1GHz and a Mali 450 GPU. That GPU is important for gaming. Xiaomi wants users to be able to use the TV as a game console and therefore supplies Android 4.4, promising that users will receive an update to 5.0. It is not clear what will happen with the delivery of an English-language interface in addition to a Chinese one, but the English-language version would already be ready. There is also 1.5GB DDR3 memory and 8GB emmc flash storage.

The screen is a Sharp LCD with a 40″ diagonal and a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels. It is an ‘sdp x-gen’ panel with a claimed contrast of 5000:1. The housing of the TV is at its thinnest point 14.5 mm The TV has support for the playback of h.265 and mkv files, and support for Dolby MS12 is available for the sound.

With its 40″ screen, the TV is smaller than those of the first Mi TV and Mi TV 2, which have screens of 47″ and 49″ respectively. Xiaomi wants to draw users into the Miui ecosystem with as many devices as possible. Although the brand is the best known of the smartphones, it also makes a tablet, router, game controller, action camera and air freshener.The TV is currently only available in China and will cost 1999 yuan, currently around 293 euros. euros on top.