Gone are the days of expensive price tags for 4K UHD televisions. While the biggies like Samsung, LG and Sony are mostly stuck with high prices for 4K TVs, minnows like Vu, Vizio and others have managed to bring down the prices by a notch. Micromax joins the party with its own range of 4K Ultra HDTVs announced for the Indian market.
To start with, Micromax is bringing the 42-inch and 49-inch models of 4K UHD TVs that will be sold exclusively on Flipkart.com. The 42-inch variant is priced at Rs.39,990 (~$640), while the bigger 49-inch model is priced at Rs.49,990 (~$800). Both the models come with Android pre-installed.
Commenting on the launch, Rajesh Agarwal, Co-Founder, Micromax Informatics said
It is our constant endeavor to bring alive the best experience and connectivity through our multiple screens. Today, we are revolutionizing the home entertainment experience with the launch of our first 4K-UHD television range.
Although a late entrant into the booming LED television market in India, Micromax has managed to be amongst the top-5 LED players in the country. It has over 10% market share in the LED segment, thanks to aggressive pricing of televisions across the segments.
The new 4K UHD TVs come with sleek 1.28cm design boasting of a full golden metal frame and glass finish back. The 49-inch model runs on Android 4.4 KitKat preloaded with Google Play Store, and some social media apps. The smart remote and voice command will let you control the TV from anywhere in the room and you can even mirror your smartphone screen using DLNA. Inside, there’s a Dual-core CPU and a quad-core GPU with 2.5GB of storage along with 1GB of RAM. You can expand the storage by up to 32GB. It supports WiFi hotspot, has 3 USB ports and 2 HDMI ports.
The smaller 42-inch model comes with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. It has Miracast support to pair your smartphone for mirroring. It also has a dual-core CPU and quad-core GPU with 2.2GB of internal storage. You can also expand the storage by up to 32GB. There are 3 USB ports and 3 HDMI ports along with mobile HD link.
Both the 4k UHD models are available for purchase on Flipkart starting today.