Xiaomi has officially announced a new television, the MI TV 2, after releasing its first smart TV last fall. This one proves to be a bit bigger (49 inches), and a really nice new feature — a 4K display — for only CN¥3,999 (equivalent to $640).
Android is built into the TV (MIUI TV skin) and side loading for other TV apps is simple. The 4K panel has 3D capabilities with a 6.2mm aluminum bezel. The processor is a quad-core MediaTek MStar 6A918 chip (clocked at 1.45 GHz), 2GB RAM, 8GB internal storage and a microSD slot that can support up to 64GB.
Some other features include a Bluetooth LE remote (for which you can install the app on your phone to control the TV as well), a wired audio bar with mid-range and treble drivers and a Bluetooth subwoofer.
Production rates weren’t too impressive with the first MI TV, but Xiaomi is promising that its new production partners, Wistron and Pegatron, should be able to improve upon last year’s availability. Release date is May 27 in China, but we’re gonna take a shot in the dark and assume we’ll never see this TV made available overseas.