RCA announced today a new 55-inch 4K Android TV set, which will be available in June along with some smaller and larger models of the TV.
This 55-inch 4K Android TV is capable of a refresh rate of 120Hz, but also has a built-in engine that will enhance 1080p video. This is basically your normal everyday TV, only its built with Google’s Android TV, giving you access to a larger variety of content and entertainment.
The TV is in production now, and will hit stores like Target, Walmart and Sears when it launches in June. It will sell for a shockingly low $600. That’s a sweet deal for a 4K-based Android TV!
As mentioned earlier, RCA will be launching similar TVs this June in smaller and larger sizes: 50- and 60-inches to be exact. These will cost $500 and $1000, respectively. However, you might end up paying more than that, as all three TVs will be offered in a premium metal version, which will add around $100 to that base price.
RCA Unveils 4K UHD Android TV –
Now, Beautiful Apps and Video For All
Smart TV Hits Shelves in June at Walmart, Target, Sears, hhgregg, Brandsmart and Rent-a-Center among other Key Retailers
NEW YORK – APRIL 7, 2016 – RCA, the iconic brand and long-time symbol of American ingenuity, is providing attendees at Pepcom DigitalFocus @ NYC a first look at its new 55″ 4K UHD Android TV today. The new smart TV, model XLD55G65RQ, is now in production and will be available nationwide in June 2016.
With initial retail distribution in Walmart, Sears, hhgregg, Target, Brandsmart and Rent-a-Center, RCA’s RCA 55″ 4K Ultra HD 120Hz Android TV features stunning 4K video, an advanced upscaling engine to enhance lower resolution 1080p to near 4K quality, and full Android TV Smart functionality – with over 1200 of the leading apps, customized home screen, voice search, Google Cast from smart phone or tablet (iOS and Android), Android Gaming with Bluetooth capability, and full access to the Google Play Store to download hottest apps, music, movies, games and more.
“The RCA brand was built on TV, and that category continues to be a primary focus for the business. Smart TV, featuring full Android capability, truly addresses the future of TV viewing experiences, and offers it at a price point a wide range of consumers can afford,” said Marie-Josee Cantin Johnson, VP Licensing, Technicolor (owner of the RCA Trademark). “This new 4K UHD Android TV adds another opportunity for RCA to address retail demand for affordable innovation with a brand that consumers have long known and trusted.”
RCA’s Android TV will also be available in 50″ and 65″ models, as well as in both a standard slim line modern high-gloss black cabinet, and premium metal slim line version. Full product details are available here:. MSRP: 50″ $499/$599 (premium design), 55″ $699/$799 (premium design) and 65″ $999/$1099 (premium design).
“We’re committed to delivering the value RCA is trusted for at a consumer-friendly cost, and we’re not going to cut corners on quality to do it,” said Patrick Deighan from Activeon, Inc., RCA’s US licensee for televisions. “RCA is building on decades of experience to provide an alternative to overpriced high-end brands, out of reach for averagefamily budgets.”