With a 55-inch OLED screen that turns transparent and 120Hz refresh rate, this Transparent TV by Mi can turn heads.
For the Chinese market, Xiaomi has launched a totally nerve-wracking product, a transparent TV! The Mi TV Lux Transparent Edition is a smart TV that goes transparent when it turns off. This makes Mi the first to release a commercially sold transparent TV in the world. While most TV manufacturers are trying to improve their display quality, resolution, and display tech, it is interesting, if not viable, for Mi to do something out of the box.
Specs and Features of Mi TV Lux Transparent Edition
The 65-inch Mi TV Lux was launched in China back in June this year. This new launch is a special edition of the same TV, that can turn transparent with its smaller but see-through display. This TV features a 55-inch Full-HD edge to edge screen that is an OLED panel. The screen also supports MEMC technology, as well as a 120Hz refresh rate. With a 93% DCI-P3 color gamut coverage and 10-bit support, this panel with 1ms of response time is a treat to look on. Yes, the screen is Full-HD, which is on the lower side for 55-inch TVs, but a transparent panel just throws that thought off.
Not to forget is the fact that this is a smart TV. Thus, the Mi TV Lux has 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage, with a Cortex-A73 Quad Core CPU and Mali-G52 GPU. All this resides in its base, as the TV can not sport a back panel(duh). Sound is handled by dual 8W speakers which support Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital Plus, as well as DTS-HD. The transparent TV also has all the necessary connectivity options, including dual-band WiFi, 3 x HDMI ports, 2 x USB Ports, Bluetooth v5.0, and an Ethernet RJ-45 port as well. The TV has a built-in app store and runs on MIUI’s TV port software.
Being transparent, the TV has no backlight and thus, the image shall appear to be floating. While the TV is off, it just looks like a glass panel and while it is turned on, it merges the visuals on the screen with the backdrop. We don’t know how good the viewing experience would be, but it does seem quite different from the competition.
Pricing and Availability
The Transparent Edition of the Mi TV Lux OLED is priced at CNY 49,999 or around Rs. 5,38,000 in China. It goes on sale in China from August 16, alongside other products that Xiaomi announced in its 10-year celebration launch.