A few years ago Xiaomi entered the television market with very interesting and cheap models, most of them focused on competing in the mid-range. However, the new Xiaomi Smart TV model aims much higher with a high-quality 86-inch panel and a specification sheet that makes it clear that they are prepared to compete against the big ones in the market.
Xiaomi points to the high-end with its new TV
The Xiaomi TV ES Pro 86 is the new member of the Xiaomi TV family. As its name suggests, its main attraction is its huge 86-inch panel. This one has 4K resolution and a refresh rate of 120 Hz . Its response time is not bad either, since this model guarantees a delay of only 4 milliseconds.
Panel characteristics and image processing
Regarding the quality of the panel, Xiaomi says that this television covers 94% of the DCI-P3 color spectrum . Xiaomi has not given the data on the contrast level of this new television, but it has emphasized the brightness level of the screen, which goes up to 1,000 nits . This feature will be key for those users who have a room that is quite well lit with natural light and where placing a large television can be an ordeal.
In addition, the panel supports AMD FreeSync Premium and VRR (Variable Refresh Rate), which means that this is the perfect TV to play with new generation consoles. All TV management is possible thanks to an ARM Cortex-A73 chip with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage.
Sound on this new TV comes courtesy of two 15-watt speakers , delivering a combined 30W RMS power. These speakers built into the Xiaomi TV ES Pro 86 will support Dolby Atmos .
Regarding connectivity, the first thing that stands out is the support of HDMI 2.1 , something essential to be able to enjoy content in 4K resolution at 120 Hz. The TV also has two additional HDMI 2.0 connectors, an S/PDIF connector and two conventional USB . We also have AV input, antenna input and an RJ45 Ethernet port.
The operating system chosen for this model is MIUI TV, but there should be no panic. At the moment, the TV is only going to be sold in China, and Xiaomi usually chooses this system for this market. Later, when Xiaomi televisions arrive in Europe, they are usually accompanied by Android TV.
A television that for now, is reserved for the Chinese market
At the moment, the Xiaomi TV ES Pro 86 TV will be released only in China at a price of 7,999 yuan during the first days. As of May 31, the model will go up to its official price: 8,499 yuan, which is equivalent to about 1,175 euros . The brand has not yet communicated whether or not it plans to bring this television to Europe, so we will have to wait for news. However, seeing the success of other models of this firm, it would be strange if this television did not end up arriving sooner or later.