Xiaomi has been in the smart TV business for a couple of years now but next year it will be joined by OnePlus, another Chinese phone maker. Released under the Xiaomi TV brand, Xiaomi’s smart TVs run a customized version of Android and not Android TV, but that may be changing soon.
A new leak has revealed that Xiaomi has three new TV’s in the pipeline that will run Android TV out of the box instead of its customized version of Android. The three TVs are named Mi 4 Pro, Mi 4A Pro, and Mi 4C Pro. The info comes from Twitter account @androidtv_rumor.
The trio of devices will run Android TV 8.1 Oreo which is the latest version of Google’s custom OS for TVs. The tweet also reveals some few details about each device save for their screen size.
– Mi 4 PRO (4K, 2GB RAM, Amlogic T960X)
– Mi 4A PRO (FHD, 2GB RAM, Amlogic T950X)
– Mi 4C PRO (720p, 1GB RAM, Amlogic T950X) pic.twitter.com/0kawFvJCRk
— Android TV Rumors (@androidtv_rumor) September 16, 2018
The Mi 4 Pro will have a 4K display, 2GB of RAM and an Amlogic T960X processor. The Mi 4A Pro will have a Full HD display, pack the same RAM as above but come with a less powerful chipset – the Amlogic T950X. The Mi 4C Pro will have an HD screen, 1GB of RAM, and the same Amlogic T950X chipset as the Mi 4A Pro. Based on these specs, it is easy to tell which TV will have the cheapest price tag and the one with the highest price tag.
There is something else interesting about these details – the chipsets. They are new and may likely debut in these products. Sadly we couldn’t get any information on their clock speed, cores, and GPU.
We believe these new TVs may be destined for markets in Europe like Italy, France, Spain, and Turkey. Xiaomi began selling its products in some of these markets recently but its smart TVs are currently not sold there. It makes sense if these new ones running Android TV are heading to these countries.
If you live in any of these countries and you are planning to get a new TV, you may want to hold on for a while. Xiaomi TVs have been praised for their cheap price tags and design, so they should sell for less compared to smart TVs from bigger brands.