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Xiaomi’s transparent OLED TV will start shipping in China in Sep

By Ng Chong Seng - on 13 Aug 2020, 9:33am

Xiaomi’s transparent OLED TV will start shipping in China in Sep

(Image: Xiaomi.)

In addition to the Mi 10 Ultra that supports 120x zoom, 120Hz refresh rate and 120W wired fast charging, Xiaomi has also announced a see-through OLED TV called the Mi TV LUX OLED Transparent Edition.

A member of the company’s ‘Great’ or ‘Master’ TV series (the other model being a 65-inch 4K OLED), the Mi TV LUX OLED Transparent Edition features a 5.7mm-thin, 55-inch transparent Full HD OLED panel. It supports 120Hz refresh rate, 120Hz MEMC (intelligent motion compensation, basically), 150,000:1 contrast ratio, 10-bit colour, 93% DCI-P3 coverage and 1ms response time.

Under the hood — actually, more like in its circular speaker base — the TV runs a custom MediaTek 9650 chipset that has four ARM Cortex-A73 cores and a Mali-G52 MC1 GPU, along with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. Also onboard are support for 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.0 and standard TV I/Os such as HDMI (three), USB 2.0 (two), optical audio and Ethernet. Instead of the PatchWall launcher that international customers are more familiar with, the TV is powered by the new MIUI for TV 3.0.

The TV’s circular base also houses the 2 x 8W sound system that supports Dolby Digital Plus, DTS-HD and Dolby Atmos decoding. While there’s no HDMI 2.1, 120Hz is available through HDMI port 3 and you also get eARC on HDMI port 2.

The Mi TV LUX OLED Transparent Edition is going for 50,000 RMB (~S$9,900) in China. Pre-orders have already started, with delivery expected sometime in end Sep.

For what it’s worth, Xiaomi has also recently launched a 65-inch OLED TV priced at just 13,000 RMB (~S$2,600). While its design isn’t as jaw dropping as the LUX, it most likely betters the transparent TV in the picture quality department, thanks to its native 4K resolution, and support for Dolby Vision, 4K @ 120Hz, HDMI 2.1 and VRR.

Source: Xiaomi.