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Xiaomi Announce MiTV 2, With 49-inch 4K Display and MIUI TV

May 15, 2014 - Written By Tom Dawson

Not content with just launching their first Android tablet, the MiPad, Xiaomi is announcing their second-generation TV set today and for the price, this is an excellent buy. As you might expect, a TV from Xiaomi is running their MIUI software, this time tweaked to run on a TV and the set itself features hardware that enables it to play games and stream content from the Internet. Popular, we’re sure, in China the MiTV has already been on sale for a while now, but this second-generation version brings 4K Ultra HD to the table.

As well as the high-resolution of 3840 x 2160 the set itself is just 15.5cm thick and has a crazy slim bezel of just 6.2mm. Beyond that stunning panel is a MediaTek MStar quad-core CPU clocked at 1.45 Ghz with 2GB of RAM powering the MIUI TV software. Controlling this TV is made easy with the included Bluetooth LE remote which has gesture support or you can simply use a remote app on your phone. The software on the MiTV 2 will give you info on what you’re watching, pulled from the Internet and you can use Bluetooth controllers to play Android games on your set as well. As the MiTV 2 is so thin at just 15.5cm thick, the 8-speaker soundbar and subwoofer are separated from the set, but can also be used with your smartphone or tablet over Bluetooth. 8GB of storage is included with the TV but a microSD card slot can provide up to 64GB of storage.

An interesting set nonetheless, the MiTV 2 is incredibly affordable at just 3,999 Yuan, which is roughly $645 or so. Not only will our Chinese readers get to purchase one from May 27th, but the MiTV 2 will be produced in higher volumes than its predecessor, thanks to a new partnership with Wistron and Pegatron. Unfortunately for the majority of us however, we’re unlikely to see this outside of China, but we’re pretty sure it’d sell well, right? Take a look at some more photos in the gallery below