Xiaomi’s first product announcement of 2018 for India is scheduled to take place on February 14 in New Delhi. While the company hasn’t officially revealed any of the products that are set to arrive, the Chinese phone maker and its online partner, Flipkart, have sent out their fair share of hints. While the Redmi Note 5 has already been hinted at for launch on that date, the latest product page from Flipkart and a teaser video from Xiaomi point towards the launch of the first ever Mi TV in India – quite possibly, the latest Mi TV 4.
A teaser page went live on Flipkart earlier this week that details features of an upcoming product from Xiaomi. It can be deduced that this will be the Xiaomi Mi TV 4, as it is Xiaomi’s only product to sport a “Slim 4.9mm body.” This variant was showcased by the company at CES 2017, and could become its first smart TV to launch outside of China. However, there are no details around which model – 49-inch, 55-inch, or 65-inch – will be launched for the Indian market.
Another teaser video was posted on Xiaomi India’s Twitter account on Monday that hints once again at launch of the Mi TV. Certain frames in the video titled “#WhatIsThat” show the slim profile of what appears to be a large display. This video does not, however, point towards which variant of the Mi TV is expected on Wednesday.
There is no update on the pricing of the TV, but Xiaomi’s past and the “Easy on the pocket” claim on Flipkart’s brand page suggests that it would be competitive enough to take on the current players, including Samsung and LG, in the premium smart TV market.
Apart from the Mi TV 4, we can expect the Redmi Note 5 to make a debut at the launch event. There is no confirmation from the brand, although the mention of “redminote5” in the code on Mi.com pretty much confirms that the successor to the Redmi Note 5 is expected in India this week.
The launch is set for 12pm on February 14, and we will be at the event to give you updates around the products and their subsequent pricing and availability.