Xiaomi launches massive 82-inch 8K TV with mini-LED tech, 5G connectivity
If you feel 40-inch displays are just too small for your living room, Xiaomi might have a solution. The company has launched two 82-inch Mi Master series TVs in China.
The headliner TV wears Xiaomi’s Extreme Commemorative Edition moniker. It packs an 8K panel with mini-LED technology which gives the display 960 light control zones across its surface. The technology allows for higher contrast ratios and lower overall power consumption. Speaking of power draw, this panel sucks up to 700W, so a lengthy power bill is something users will also need to budget for.
Nevertheless, the Extreme Commemorative Edition also sports a 120Hz refresh rate with MEMC (Motion Estimation, Motion Compensation) image smoothing tech, 98% coverage of the DCI-P3 color gamut, and a built-in media player powered by a Novatek chipset with 4GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. There’s 5G connectivity too, a Gigabit LAN port, and an HDMI 2.1 port.
The cheaper display features 4K resolution with a 120Hz refresh rate and MEMC image smoothing tech. This should make it a nifty pairing with the Xbox Series X or PlayStation 5. It’s HDMI 2.1 enabled too, while Dolby Vision is also supported. You’ll also get 93% color gamut coverage in the DCI-P3 spectrum and a host of smart TV features enabled by Xiaomi’s MIUI for TV. It’s powered by a MediaTek chipset with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.
As you can probably imagine, an 82-inch 8K TV with 5G doesn’t come cheap. You can currently snag one for 49,999 yuan (~$7,327) in China. If pixels aren’t a priority, the cheaper 4K panel will set you back 9,999 yuan (~$1,465).