Xiaomi unveiled the world’s first mini-LED based TV – a massive 82” set that can make you forget about the cinemas you can’t go to. There are two versions, Xiaomi Mi TV Master with 4K resolution and the Extreme Edition with 8K resolution.
That’s 7,680 x 4,320 px or four times as many pixels in 4K. This is a true 10-bit panel with HDR10, Dolby Vision and HLG support, 98% DCI-P3 color space coverage. It can push out 2,000 nits of brightness with a contrast ratio of 400,000:1.
“Mini LED” is an advanced local dimming solution with 960 zones. Each zone is lit by 16 LEDs that are hooked up to custom controllers, which can regulate their brightness in 4,096 steps. These LEDs are tiny, each measures only a tenth of a millimeter.
A Novatek 72685 chipset drives the beast, it has two Cortex-A73 cores and tow A53, plus a Mali-G51 MP4 GPU. It supports 5G networks and the AI engine can run 22 picture quality algorithms.
The Extreme Edition also features retractable speakers: 2x 20 W bass, 2x low frequency speakers, 2x medium frequency and 2x tweeters.
The price is set at pretty spicy CNY 50,000 ($7,350/€6,300).
The “regular” Xiaomi Mi TV Master is just as big with an 82” panel, though with “only” 4K resolution. It’s a 10-bit panel with 93% coverage of the DCI-P3 color space and 120Hz refresh rate.
This one has 240 local dimming zones, again with 4,096 levels of brightness. At full blast the TV can output 1,000 nits with a 140,000:1 contrast ratio. An HDMI 2.1 port is available for 4K 120 Hz input, which will work great with the next-gen consoles. The chipset of choice here is the MediaTek 9650 with a quad-core A73 CPU and Mali G52 MC1 GPU.
This version of the mini-LED Master TV costs CNY 10,000 ($1,450/€1,250), which is downright affordable for an 82” TV of any kind.
Both models run MIUI for Smart TVs and Xiaomi has partnered with multiple content providers so buyers won’t run out of things to watch.
It goes without saying that these TVs will be available only in China, they go on sale on October 21 at 3:00 pm local time. Some Mi TVs have made their way to Europe and India, but we wouldn’t hold our breath for these two.