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Xiaomi shows off transparent OLED TV for its 10th-year anniversary

Bottom line: Xiaomi is celebrating its 10th anniversary in a giant means by unveiling what it calls the world’s first mass-produced clear TV. The Mi TV LUX Transparent Edition is a 55″ see-through OLED with high-end specs to justify its RMB 49,999 ($7,200) price ticket. It will solely be accessible in China when it goes on sale on August 16, alongside Xiaomi’s new Mi 10 Ultra flagship cellphone priced at RMB 5,299 ($760) and the budget-focused Redmi Ok30 Ultra that packs a 120Hz OLED display for simply RMB 1,999 ($290).

Xiaomi’s restricted product launches and availability imply that the Chinese electronics firm is but to change into a real international competitor. Nonetheless, the corporate’s increasing product portfolio of aggressively priced TVs, laptops, telephones, and different devices has made it a family identify in China during the last decade, which it is now celebrating with the launch of the fancy-looking Mi TV LUX Transparent OLED.

We’ve beforehand seen related efforts from LG, together with its showcase of the world’s first clear and versatile OLED, nevertheless it appears Xiaomi has now overwhelmed LG to the patron TV market, presumably utilizing the latter’s personal show expertise. Although it isn’t a versatile show, Xiaomi says that the photographs on its clear TV seem like “floating in the air” and merge its content material with the surface world for an “unprecedented visual experience.”

It’s not a 4K show, however the full HD 5.7mm thick display of the Mi TV LUX includes a 10-bit panel, alongside 150,000:1 distinction ratio and 93 % protection of the DCI-P3 coloration gamut. It must also tempt avid gamers with its 120Hz refresh price and 1ms response time.

As anticipated, the chunky round base of the TV homes all the mandatory {hardware}, together with the MediaTek 9650 chip, 3GB RAM and 32GB of storage. It’s used to run MIUI for TVs and Xiaomi’s AI Master Smart Engine that is optimized for five main presets and might tweak the TV’s twin 8W audio system to match with no matter’s enjoying on-screen.

In addition to dual-band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth v5.0, the bottom additionally sports activities loads of connectivity on the rear, together with a trio of HDMI ports, a pair of USB 2.Zero ports and one port every for AV, optical, ethernet and aerial enter. The Mi TV Lux Transparent Edition is at present up for pre-order in China and will probably be launched later this week for RMB 49,999 ($7,200).

Additionally, Xiaomi additionally unveiled the Mi 10 Ultra smartphone. While most of its {hardware} (SoC, reminiscence/storage and quick refresh price show) are as much as par with 2020 flagships, its stand out options embody a quad-camera array with a 120x ultra-zoom shooter and help for 120W of wired quick charging (yikes!) that may refill its 4,500mAh battery to 41 % in simply 5 minutes and 100 % in 23 minutes, practically on top of things with Qualcomm’s upcoming Quick Charge 5.0.

Xiaomi says it has adopted 34 “internal charging safety measures” within the Mi 10 Ultra to alleviate any security issues and in addition outfitted the cellphone with 50W wi-fi charging and 10W reverse wi-fi charging. This cellphone will are available in 4 variants, beginning with an 8GB/128GB model that’ll promote for RMB 5,299 ($760), and go as much as RMB 6,999 ($1,000+) for the 16GB/512GB flagship mannequin.

Xiaomi’s third (and final) product announcement at its 10th anniversary was the Redmi K30 Ultra. This bang for buck cellphone begins at a a lot cheaper price level of RMB 1,999 ($290) for the 6GB/128GB model and options a big 6.67″ 120Hz Samsung AMOLED show with 1,200 nits of peak brightness.

It additionally sports activities a quad-camera setup on the again, albeit not as succesful because the Mi 10 Ultra’s. The Ok30 Ultra helps 5G and is powered by MediaTek’s Dimensity 1000+ chip, packs a 4,500mAh battery with 33W fast-charging, stereo audio system and a pop-up 20MP selfie cam.

This cellphone launches a bit earlier (August 14) than Xiaomi’s aforementioned merchandise. Like the Mi 10 Ultra, it too can have 4 variants, with the flagship 8GB/512GB mannequin nonetheless going for an reasonably priced RMB 2,699 ($390).

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