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Highlights: Xiaomi Mi Band 4 fitness tracker launched along with new smart TVs, water purifier and soundbar

Xiaomi ‘Smarter Living 2020’ event highlights: Xiaomi Mi Band 4 fitness tracker launched along with new smart TVs, water purifier and soundbar

By HT Correspondent | Sep 17, 2019 14:51 IST

Xiaomi at its Smart Living 2020 event unveiled a new 65-inch smart TV, sound bar and water purifier. The company is also scheduled to launch Mi Band 4 at the event.

Xiaomi’s 65-inch smart TV comes with 4K resolution. It comes with Android TV out-of-the-box. Users get access to all Google Play Store compatible apps. Netflix and Amazon Prime Video will be available on PatchWall OS for the 65-inch smart TV. Shemaroo, ABP News and Epic On have also joined PatchWall OS 2.0. The smart TV has 4K and HDR 10 as well. It supports Dolby Audio as well. Xiaomi also launched 50-inch and 43-inch 4K smart TVs in India. It also introduced a 40-inch full HD TV.

Here are the highlights.

1:21PM IST

That’s a wrap

Xiaomi today launched new Smarter Living products in India. The company introduced three new 4K TVs, one full HD TV, upgraded soundbar and a new smart water purifier. Xiaomi also launched Mi Band 4 in India.

1:13PM IST

Mi Band 4 Price & Availability

Xiaomi Mi Band 4 is priced at Rs 2,299. The device goes on sale on September 19 at 12noon. Xiaomi said Mi Band 3 will also continue to sell in India.

1:10PM IST

More Mi Band 4 features

The latest fitness band has 24/7 heart rate monitoring. Mi Band 4 is said to deliver up to 20 days of battery life. The Mi Fit app has also been updated with new UI and gives more insights to users. The smart band supports Bluetooth 5.0, four coloured straps, daily activity tracking, 5ATM water resistance.

1:07PM IST

Mi Band 4 features

Xiaomi Mi Band 4 comes with swim tracking along with usual set of tracking features. Users can also use Mi Band 4 to control music such as changing volumes or shuffling tracks. The smart band comes with new watch faces. Three watch faces are pre-loaded while users can download more via Mi Fit app. Users can also use photos from their phone gallery as the watch face.

1:04PM IST

Mi Band 4 launched

Xiaomi says it has shipped over 1.5 million units of Mi Band 3 since the launch. Mi Band 4 comes with a full colour AMOLED display with a 0.95-inch panel and 2.5D tempered glass. The fitness tracker has 5 levels of brightness for different light settings.

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Mi Smart Water Purifier Price

Mi Smart Water Purifier is priced at Rs 11,999. It goes on sale on September 29 on Mi.com, Flipkart and Mi Home.

12:58PM IST

DIY feature

Mi Smart Water Purifier also has a DIY filter replacement. Xiaomi says users can replace the filter in less than 30 seconds.

12:46PM IST

Mi Smart Water Purifier

Xiaomi has launched a new smart water purifier in India. The device comes with RO+UV. Xiaomi claims the smart device has been designed specifically for India. The device comes with 7 litre tank. Mi Smart Water Purifier has a five-step purification process. It comes with three cartridges. Users can check TDS levels through the Mi Home TV app available for both Android and iOS. Users also get an alert when the filter is about to expire. The app also allows users to buy the filter within the app. It also shows insights such as daily or weekly water purification levels.

12:40PM IST

Xiaomi Mi TV Price

Xiaomi’s new premium smart TV will be available in India at Rs 54,999 (introductory price). The first sale will take on September 29 via Flipkart and Mi.com.

Mi TV 4X 163.9cm (65) - Rs. 54,999
Mi TV 4X 125.7cm (50) - Rs. 29,999
Mi TV 4X 108cm (43) - Rs. 24,999
Mi TV 4A 100cm (40) - Rs. 17,999

12:38PM IST

Mi Sound Bar

Xiaomi has introduced a new Sound Bar. The device is priced at Rs 4,999. The speaker comes with 8 speaker cinematic sound, enhanced bass, new design, and Bluetooth support.

12:36PM IST

Data Saver

Xiaomi has introduced a new Data Saver feature for its smart TVs. With the mode on, users can save on data consumption when streaming content. It also allows users to Miracast content from their phone.

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Mi LED TV 4A 40-inch

Xiaomi has also launched a 40-inch full HD smart TV. The device comes with 20W speakers and Patchwall OS 2.0.

12:29PM IST

Mi TV 4X 65-inch vs OnePlus TV

Mi TV 4X 65-inch is set to compete with OnePlus’ upcoming smart TV which comes with 4K resolution and 55-inch QLED display.

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Patchwall 2.0

The updated custom OS for smart TV has a new light theme and improved carousals. The OS now brings Live News directly to the home screen. Mi TV 4X 65-inch runs on Android TV out-of-the-box. Users get access to all Google Play Store compatible apps.

12:21PM IST

Netflix comes to Patchwall OS

Netflix is now available on PatchWall OS for the 65-inch smart TV. Shemaroo, ABP News and Epic On have also joined PatchWall OS. Amazon Prime Video will also be natively available on the smart TV.

12:20PM IST

Mi TV 4X 65-inch smart TV

The flagship TV comes with Ultra Bright display with wide colour gamut. Reality Flow chip, a dedicated built-in processor, helps improve refresh rate and works across live TV channels and OTT apps. Users can customise the mode as well. The smart TV has 4K and HDR 10 as well. It supports Dolby Audio as well.

12:13PM IST

Four new smart TVs

Xiaomi will launch four new smart TVs in India. Xiaomi unveils Mi TV 4X 65-inch smart TV. It’s Xiaomi’s biggest smart TV so far. The 65-inch smart TV has ultra slim bezels (0.43-inch) and comes with premium material. Mi TV 4X 65-inch smart TV comes with a Vivid Colour Engine for better visual experience. The engine helps deliver better brightness and contrast ratio across content.

12:10PM IST

New smart TV

Manu Kumar Jain said Xiaomi is fastest growing TV company in India. He said Xiaomi contributed 85% growth to the smart TV segment in India. He said Xiaomi had about 55% market share in the online TV segment. Jain said that more than 80% of the smart TVs sold in India are manufactured locally.

12:05PM IST

IoT focus

Manu Kumar Jain says Xiaomi is not just a smartphone company but an IoT company as well. The company has so far launched a range of IoT products in India including 360-degree security camera,smart bulb, smart TVs and air purifiers.

12:01PM IST

Xiaomi Smarter Living 2020 launch event begins

Xiaomi Smarter Living 2020 launch event begins. Company VP Manu Kumar Jain takes the stage.Jain reveals the company will unveil launch new Mi TV, Smart Band 4, and Mi Smart Water Purifier. Jain also pointed out that the company had sold more than 100 million units of Xiaomi phones in India so far.

11:54AM IST

Mi Water Purifier

Xiaomi’s new smart water purifier looks quite different from the usual RO water purifiers in the market. The device will reportedly feature Wi-Fi connectivity which allows users to track water quality through the Mi Home app.

11:48AM IST

New Motion Sensing lights

Xiaomi is expected to introduce new smart lighting solutions with motion sensing capabilities. A recent teaser hinted that users could automatically switch on and off and even change colours based on motion sensing.

11:42AM IST

Mi Band 4 features

Xiaomi’s Mi Band 4 comes with a 0.95-inch AMOLED screen with 120 x 240 pixels resolution. It runs on a 135mAh battery and supports Bluetooth 5.0. It also has 5ATM water resistance.

11:38AM IST

Xiaomi is now no.1 online smartphone brand

Ahead of the launch event, Xiaomi announced that it had become the top brand in the online smartphone segment. Citing Counterpoint Research smartphone tracker, Xiaomi said it has now 46% market share.

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How to watch livestream

You can watch Xiaomi’s Smarter Living launch event on YouTube. The event will start at 12noon. You can also follow live updates through the company’s official Twitter handle.

11:28AM IST

Water purifier

Xiaomi will also launch a water purifier in India today. The company has so far launched air purifiers in India. We expect the new purifier to also come with smart features, such as ability to control the device through the Mi Home app.

11:25AM IST

Mi Band 4 Price in India

Xiaomi Mi Band 4 is likely to be one of the cheapest fitness tracker in India with full colour display. Leaked Xiaomi Mi Band 4 box reveals MRP of Rs 2,499. The final price is going to be lower.

11:20AM IST

More smart TV features

Xiaomi’s new premium smart TV will come with support for OTT apps like Netflix. The company says the 65-inch TV offers 70% more viewable area.

11:13AM IST

Xiaomi’s biggest smart TV

Xiaomi will launch a 65-inch smart TV in India today. The smart TV will run on Android TV and comes with a ‘vivid picture engine’. The TV is expected to feature some sort of data optimisation as Xiaomi claims users can “stream three times longer than the same mobile data.”