Sony is prepping to introduce this year’s TV line-up and there’s something you should know if you are looking to go for one of its highest-end models. Recently, Sony outlined its plan for introducing the 2019 TV sets, alongside its price and availability details. Sony’s 98 inches 8K set will cost a whopping $70,000 that roughly translates to Rs 50,000 in the Indian currency.
Watching Sony launch a TV that costs $70,000 is hardly surprising, especially when we have Samsung Q900 that costs $100,000 (approximately Rs 70 lakh). Well, Sony’s TV is still comparatively affordable than the likes of Samsung.
Meanwhile, we don’t know when is Sony making its 98-inch 8K set available in India. But Sony’s upcoming TV set is unlikely to cost anything less than that of Audi A4 or BMW 3 Series in the Indian market.
“To better meet consumer demand for larger TVs, Sony is introducing extra resolution with its first consumer 8K television in the Z9G TV, exclusively powered by our acclaimed X1 Ultimate processor,” Sony said in its statement.
Powering the Sony Master Series Z9G is X1 Ultimate processor that can handle 33 million pixels of 8K for visual clarity. Sony says its algorithm specially developed for 8K that can detect and analyze each object in the picture.
Sony says it features Backlight Master Drive technology with full-array local dimming, in addition to 8K X-tended Dynamic Range PRO for what it calls a 'stunning' 8K viewing experience. Additionally, the Z9G series will have support for Apple AirPlay 2 and HomeKit3 later this year.
Xiaomi recently launched a new line-up of TV and it’s called Mi Mural TV or Mi Art. It bears a striking resemblance to Samsung Frame TV to a great extent since Xiaomi features Samsung’s 65 inches 4K HDR panel with a flat back.
In terms of specs, Xiaomi Art TV sports a 65-inch HDR 10 screen featuring 3,840 x 2,160 pixels 4K resolution. Powering the TV is a 1.8GHz quad-core Amologic processor coupled with Mali T830 GPU for graphics. Inside is 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage and it runs PatchWall with Android TV.