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Xiaomi launches its 55-inch 4K Android TV with QLED display at S$1,499 *updated*

By Liu Hongzuo - on 17 Dec 2021, 9:38pm

Xiaomi launches its 55-inch 4K Android TV with QLED display at S$1,499 *updated*

Note: This article was first published on 9 December 2021.

*updated 17 December 2021 with new information and Xiaomi 2022 products.*

Xiaomi Q1E, 55-inch 4K QLED Android TV.

Xiaomi’s finally ready to bring its Q1E 55” TV to Singapore.

Originally teased during its Xiaomi 11T Pro launch, the Xiaomi Q1E 55” is the latest addition to its Mi TV Q1 series, boasting QLED displays with Android TV 10 (basically Android 10 OS for connected televisions). 

The Xiaomi Q1E 55” packs a 55-inch, bezel-less QLED display with 4K resolution (3,840 x 2,160 pixels resolution), supporting refresh rates of up to 60Hz and MEMC motion smoothening technology. 

While it’s not 120Hz like the original Mi TV Q1, the Xiaomi Q1E has DCI-P3 97% colour gamut and 103% NTSC colour spectrum, making the newer and smaller model just as colour accurate.  The Q1E also supports Dolby Vision, HDR10+, HDR10, and HLG formats.

Instead of 30W speakers, the Q1E six-speaker system has each unit at 15W supporting both Dolby Audio and DTS HD.

Xiaomi Q1E, 55-inch 4K QLED Android TV.

Q1E comes with an included base (totalling at 1,230.4 x 262 x 767mm), with an option to wall-mount the screen. However, Xiaomi recommends using its special 200 x 200mm wall mount bracket that’s sold separately to avoid unnecessary damage (typically, VESA wall mounts are 400 x 400mm for TVs of this size). 

As an Android TV 10 appliance, the Bluetooth remote comes with dedicated buttons for Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. It also has built-in Google Assistant for voice commands, on top of Chromecast support if you have one. 

It comes with three HDMI ports (one of which has eARC), and two USB 2.0 ports. While it supports Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi 2.4/5GHz, you can also use its Ethernet LAN port for wired connectivity. Other port options are Composite In for AV, a CI Slot, an Optical Digital Audio Out port, a 3.5mm port for headphones. For terrestrial channels, it has DVB-T2/C and DVB-S2.

Source: Xiaomi's Shopee store page.

Xiaomi Q1E retails on 12 December 2021 onwards at S$1,499. It’s available on Lazada and Shopee. The TV is also sitting in official Xiaomi physical stores, if you want to check them out.

For early-bird buyers, they can get the Q1E at S$979 along with a complimentary Mi Robot Vacuum Mop Essential (worth S$249). This promotion is limited and on a first-come-first-serve basis. 

Xiaomi wouldn't release any information on the soundbar saying we'd have to wait until next year.

During a product showcase for the new Xiaomi Q1E, the company also unveiled some new products they are bringing into Singapore in 2022. There was a soundbar with a sub-woofer, three robotic vacuum cleaners, and an air purifier. 

We can expect this trio next year.

All we found out from Xiaomi was that the soundbar had NFC capabilities. for more information, specs, and pricing, we will have to wait until next year. We will update this article with more information as we get it. 


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