The company started selling mobile phones, but little by little they have diversified their offer including headphones, and now televisions. The QLED range, being high-end, is somewhat prohibitive for many, starting from Rs 69,900 for the Q1 model (€ 833), and Rs 99,900 (€ 1,190) for the Q1 Pro. After complaints received in India by Its high price, now the company has launched the U Series and Y Series of televisions, much more affordable and following a similar range scheme to that of Xiaomi.
U series: 55 inch 4K
The U series features a 55-inch model with 4K resolution. Incorporates Android 9.0 Pie with the interface OxygenPlay developed by the company for televisions. The 4K model is the most interesting of the three presented, since it has a metal chassis and an aluminum frame, as well as having a carbon fiber texture on the bottom, just like the QLED models have. It is also possible to cover the ports.
This model of 55 inches (55U1) reproduces the 93% of DCI-P3 color space, compared to 96% of QLEDs, so it is good to be a “mid-range” model. It also supports Dolby Vision and HDR10 +, and has a “Gamma Engine” to dynamically adjust the gamma curve to optimize colors by recognizing different scenarios and faces. It also has MEMC to smooth motion and resize content, as well as anti-aliasing.
Internally, we find a processor MediaTek MT5887 quad-core Cortex A53, accompanied by 3 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal memory. As for sound, it has 30W full-range speakers, in addition to compatibility with Dolby Atmos. The speakers are rotated 90 degrees to improve sound expansion throughout the room. The controller has direct access to Netflix and Prime Video, in addition to the Google Assistant.
The price for this model is Rs 49,999, about 600 euros to change. With the purchase, an Echo Dot is given away on Amazon India.
Y series: 43 inches Full HD and 32 inches HD
As for the Y Series, we find a model of 43 inch Full HD (43Y1) and another of 32 inch HD (32Y1) Both have features like the Gamma Engine and MEMC to compensate for movement, as well as improvements in dynamic contrast. Both have 20W speakers with Dolby Audio, and have a more input-range appearance with their wider frames. Both have 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal memory.
The price of the 43-inch model is Rs 22,999 (€ 275), and the 32-inch model is worth Rs 12,999 (€ 155). With the 43-inch model the Echo Dot is also given away, and with the 32-inch model you can buy it at half the price.
The OxygenPlay interface that the three models have seeks to become the equivalent of Xiaomi’s PatchWall, where it recommends content from all the available streaming platforms. The 55-inch model has exclusive functions such as data saving if we are in a limited connection, or a mode for children.