Xiaomi's New Mi TV 2 is the Best 40-inch Android Smart TV that We Can't Have

By Jamie Condliffe on at

Xiaomi's onslaught of affordable technology continues. The Chinese company has launched its new 40-inch Mi TV 2: a powerful smart TV running an Android-based OS that will sell for as little as £215 – although you won't be able to buy one in the UK.

Alas, while Xiaomi is making major global in-roads, and begins selling its wares in the US for the first time later this year, the UK will not be included in this sweet 2,000 CNY deal. M

Which is a shame, as this new, fabled TV features a 40-inch full HD LED panel by Sharp with 5000:1 contrast ratio, a Cortex-A9 quad-core 1.45GHz CPU, 1.5GB of RAM, 8GB of flash storage and a MIUI TV Android-based OS. In terms of playback, it offers H.265 10-bit hardware decoding, allowing you watch H.265, H.264, MPEG4, and REAL, as well as other mainstream video formats like RM, FLV, MOV, AVI, MKV, TS and MP4. Got that?

Xiaomi appears to be playing up its gaming credentials, too, and boasts that it measures just 14.5 millimetres front-to-back at its thinnest. It also appears to be available with a range of bright rear casings that may help those lucky enough to be able to get one jolly up their pad.  [Xiaomi via Miui]

Xiaomi's New Mi TV 2: A  40-Inch Android-Powered Smart TV for $320