Xiaomi today announced a 70 inch variant of their Mi TV in China. For those unaware the high-flying Chinese brand had recently launched a 60 inch variant of the Mi TV 3 a month back alongside the Ninebot Mini.
The new 70 inch variant of the Mi TV 3 comes with a 4K (3840x2160p) display from Sharp and boasts a 12.9 mm thin aluminium alloy frame. It however measures at 38.6mm at its thickest part. This is fairly thick as compared to the 60 inch variant which was just 11.6mm. Considering the increase in the real estate the thicker frame of this new Mi TV 3 is nothing to be surprised about.
Coming to the specifications the 4K display sourced from Sharp comes with 178° viewing angle, 120Hz Refresh Rate and 6ms dynamic response time. The panel also boast of a 4000:1 contrast ration and an 85% NTSC colour gamut. The Mi TV 3 70 inch variant supports a number of video playback formats including H.265 4K (30/60 fps), H.265 Full HD (60 fps), H.263 Full HD (30fps), MPEG 1/2/4 Full HD (30 fps), VP8 Full HD (30fps), REAL7/8/9 Full HD (30 fps) and MJPEG Full HD (30fps)
The 70 inch Mi TV 3 is however powered by the same 1.4GHz quad core MStar 6A928 Cortex-A17 SoC which made a début in the smaller variant. This is strapped with 2GB of DDR3 RAM (triple channel) and 8GB internal memory (eMMC 5.0). In terms of connectivity the Mi TV 3 features a Dual Band 2.4GHz/5GHz Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.1 LE, 3xHDMI 2.0, AV (Audio Video), VGA, 1xUSB 2.0, 1xUSB 3.0, RJ 45 Ethernet and a proprietary Mi Port.
The Mi TV 3 runs on MIUI TV interface based on Android Lollipop 5.1. It comes with an all-aluminium build 6 speaker equipped Sound bar along with two dome Tweeters and four 2.5 inch Woofers. The speakers a Dolby DTS Virtual Surround Sound and Bass Boost certified and comes with Acoustic Waveguide technology.
The new 70 inch Mi TV 3 is priced at 999 Yuan (Rs 1,01842 approx.) which is nearly double the price of the 60 inch variant. It is expected to go on sale soon in China.