LG’s Wallpaper TV seems to have a new competitor in town as Xiaomi has just unveiled its premium Mi Mural TV with a beautiful 65-inch custom Samsung display panel. The highlight of the new TV model is its super thin form factor that sticks to the wall like a painting. True to its design, Xiaomi is also offering a bunch of artworks in 22 genres and from 45 artists to be showcased on its new TV.
The Xiaomi Mi Mural TV has an overall thickness of just 13.9mm with a flat back design. This helps it stay flush to the wall, like a wall painting. Clearly, Xiaomi is looking to attract people who are fans of Samsung’s Frame and LG’s Wallpaper TVs.
Xiaomi managed to achieve this design by incorporating its power supply in the lower host. So, the speakers, motherboard, and even the power supply unit is integrated in the host at the bottom. The TV just houses a 65-inch custom Samsung 4K screen, which ensures its super thin form factor. Further, the frame gets a hint of blue enhancing the overall aesthetics.
The screen and the host are connected by a new MiPort line developed by the company. Xiaomi reports that this one line houses 30 cables inside, including its high-power supply and high-resolution video signal wire. If you are looking for specific figures, then note that this MiPort line supports 18Gbps HD signal transmission and 400W high power supply.
The host features an Amlogic quad-core 65-bit processor clocked at 1.8GHz with Mali-T830MP2 GPU. There’s 2GB +32GB of memory on board. It supports 2.4G/5G Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 4.2, 3x HDMI ports and 2 x USB ports. It also features a six-channel Soundbar and subwoofer that support Dobly and DTS-HD dual decoding.
Apart from showing off classic works of art on the TV, you can even showcase your family portraits, photographs, etc as a slideshow. It’s similar to what we have seen on LG and Samsung’s slideshow mode.
This Mi TV is also in line with the company’s recent AIOT initiative and in this regard transforms into a smart home control center. So, you can remotely view and control all of your smart home connected devices on the large screen with ease. Further, the TV is basically a XiaoAI assistant as well and comes with far-field voice recognition support. This enables almost all of the features of the XiaoAi assistant like asking questions, controlling smart home features etc, with just voice commands. Finally, Xiaomi has teamed up with Tencent Cloud for making and receiving video calls through the TV on its large screen.
The Xiaomi Mi Mural TV is priced at 6999 Yuan ($1042) and comes with free installation. Pre-orders start at 6PM in China today.