Xiaomi brings premium 4K smart TVs to Malaysia
By Tan Jee Yee May 24, 2021
- Mi TV P1 series comes in three different sizes; offers Android TV, 4K UHD support
- Higher-end Mi TV Q1 75-inch provides 4K QLED panels, 120Hz display with 30W speakers
FOR the first time in Malaysia, Xiaomi has announced the availability of their premium range of 4K smart TVs: The Mi TV P1 series and the Mi TV Q1 75-inch.
Malaysians have always been able to purchase Xiaomi’s range of smart TVs, albeit unofficially, so this marks the first time the company is launching them officially.
“We are thrilled to bring the next-gen smart TV experience to Malaysia,” said Nicolas Shi, general manager of Xiaomi, Malaysia and Singapore in a virtual media briefing recently.
“The TV category is definitely one of the most important within Xiaomi’s product universe, and we continue to challenge ourselves to deliver better specs and areas of innovation.”
The Mi TV P1 series comes in three different sizes: 55-inch, 43-inch and 32-inch. The whole series sports a bezel-less display featuring a 60Hz LED panel that offers ultra-wide 178-degrees field of view.
The 55-inch and 43-inch variants deliver 4K UHD resolution and Dolby Vision support. On top of that, the 55-inch version features HDR10+ support, though all three models do offer motion estimation motion compensation (MEMC) technology for smoother, lag-free experience.
The Mi TV P1 series comes with Android TV, with popular streaming apps like Netflix, Prime Video and YouTube pre-installed. Users can also project content and games from their smartphones or tablets using Chromecast and Miracast.
These smart TVs also have Google Assistant built-in, so you can have it as part of a voice command system. The 55-inch and 43-inch variants even come with an embedded mic on the panel so users can voice command the TV and any smart appliances connected completely hands-free.
The premium view
The Mi TV Q1 75-inch, on the other hand, offers 4K UHD resolution and quantum dot technology in its 75-inch edge-to-edge display. The unit sports a premium metal finish and a 178-degree viewing angle.
This is a higher-end experience, starting with its 4K QLED display panel that Xiaomi claims to accommodate 100% NTSC color range with 1.07 billion color variations and 1,024 different color shades.
The TV is also equipped with 192 zones of full array dynamic local dimming, maintaining an image contrast ratio of 10,000:1. Additionally, it supports Dolby Vision and HDR10+, on top of being a 120Hz display.
On the audio department, the Mi TV Q1 sports a 30W stereo speaker system that utilises six speakers – two tweeters and four woofers. The TV also supports Dolby Audio and DTS-HD.
This smart TV is built on Android TV 10 and have dedicated buttons for Netflix and Prime Video on the remote.
Pricing and availability
Mi TV P1 55-inch will be available for pre-order from June 6 at US$602 (RM2,499) and will be available on Lazada and offline at authorised Mi stores, Senheng and other official retailers in Malaysia. Xiaomi notes that stocks are limited, with availability at a first-come-first-served basis.
[RM1 = US$0.241]
Customers who purchase Mi TV P1 Series will be entitled to a free 1-month membership for WeTV, iQIYI and Mango TV streaming platforms; more information will be released upon purchase at retail channels.
For a limited time, every purchase of Mi TV P1 55-inch includes an exclusive Mi AIoT set worth RM566 comprising of Mi Vacuum Cleaner Mini, Mi 360-degree Home Security Camera 2K, Mi Body Composition scale 2 and Mi Wi-Fi Range Extender Pro. This promotion is available on a first-come-first-served basis.
The Mi TV P1 43-inch and 32-inch variants will also be open for pre-order from June 6. The 43-inch model comes with a special early bird price of RM1,499 (from RM1,799), and will be available on Xiaomi’s Lazada and Shopee stores on top of Authorised Mi Stores, Senheng and other retailers.
The 32-inch version, on the other hand, is available on a special price of RM899 (originally RM999), and will be available exclusively online via Lazada and Shopee. The first 100 customers to pre-order Mi TV P1 32-inch will receive a free Mi Smart Band 6, while stocks last.
Pre-orders for the Mi TV Q1 75-inch begins from June 6 at RM7,999. It will be available online via Lazada and offline at authorised Mi Stores, Senheng and other official retailers in Malaysia.
For a limited time only, every purchase of Mi TV Q1 75-inch includes an exclusive Mi AIoT gift pack worth RM1,765 comprising of Mi Air Purifier Pro H, Mi Vacuum Cleaner Mini, Mi 360-degree Home Security Camera 2K, Mi Body Composition Scale 2 and Mi Wi-Fi Range Extender Pro. This promotion is available on a first-come-first-served basis, while stocks last.
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