The Mi TV 4 will also go on sale today. The three models are affordable, offer variety in terms of size and run on what the company claims is a "consumer learning" OS called PatchWall.
The smart TV is set to hit Indian market less than a month after the 55-inch Mi TV 4 debuted in India.
Taking battle neck-on-neck, Vu, a television brand known for launching affordable TVs in the country has introduced three 4K Smart TVs running on Android Nougat. It will be interesting to see how this intense battle between Xiaomi and Vu goes on.
Refresh rate and contrast ratio: Vu Android 4K UHD LED TV vs Xiaomi Mi LED Smart TV 4 Both the TVs from Vu and Xiaomi offer the same refresh rate 60Hz and contrast ratio of 6000:1. Vu ActiVoice lineup of TVs are impressive, however, they fall short of Xiaomi's PatchWall interface, but scores on full-fledged Android support. Three models have been launched - 55-inch (55SU138), 49-inch (49SU131), and 43-inch (43SU128). All the three models feature 4K UHD display panels, two 10w speakers that have been integrated into the side sound bars, voice control unit and other features. The 43-inch variant costs Rs 36,999, while the 49-inch and 55-inch variants costs Rs 46,999 and Rs 55,999 respectively.
Now I know you are going to say.but Xiaomi is cheaper. At the launch event, Vu Televisions CEO and Design Head Devita Saraf said that the company wasn't directly competing with Xiaomi, calling the Chinese company a "low-end brand". The only difference is size. Installation is also free with the TVs. You also get all the standard voice control features and Google Assistant to perform search just like on Android smartphones.
All the models are powered by quad-core processors with 2.5GB RAM and 16GB of inbuilt storage space. Other features include a 20w speaker output, 802.11a/b/g/ n, support for three HDMI ports, two USB ports, an Ethernet port, and an AV port.
Except the screen sizes and resolution, both the models have nearly same internal hardware and support 15 different content partnerships, including those with Sony Liv, Voot, TVF, Hungama Play, Flickstree, Sun NXT, Zee5, Hotstar, Viu and Alt Balaji, across 12 Indic languages, resulting in a huge video content library with 500,000 hours (more than 55 years) of content to watch, of which 80 percent is free. It also supports Dolby and DTS audio technologies. In terms of audio, it does pack a punch. We couldn't do an extensive test of the panel but it looked decent although the blacks didn't feel very deep.