Xiaomi launches Mi TV LUX OLED transparent edition smart TV

Joanna Estrada
August 14, 2020

The Mi TV Lux Transparent Edition has narrow bezels on the top and sides but a large chin that sits on top of a circular base that houses the electronics and speakers. The second, and possibly revolutionary design decision, is the use of a transparent OLED (TOLED) display.

Xiaomi claims its new premium Mi TV to offer 150000:1 static contrast ratio, infinite dynamic contrast ratio, and rich blacks. And by transparent, we literally mean transparent.

The 55-inch OLED panel is just 5.7-mm thin and sits on a rounded base and, when the TV isn't powered on, the display looks like a window between you and whatever is behind it - though it can be set to show arty display images if desired.

The TV comes with a 120Hz refresh rate and 120Hz MEMC technology. The Mi TV Lux Transparent Edition boasts of 93 percent coverage of the DCI-P3 colour gamut and 1ms response time. Unless you're viewing straight on, you can easily see the white wallpaper behind the screen. It also boasts Dolby Atmos support for enhanced surround sound performance. As you might have guessed already, the television comes in only single screen size and that makes sense considering how expensive this tech is going to be.

The Mi TV Lux OLED will cost 49,999 yuan (about $7,200) when it goes on sale in China on 16 August.

While most of Xiaomi's products are not available in the United States-including phones and TVs-some of its products are. We should expect the reveal for that as well in the coming days. That means Xiaomi is now the only TV brand in China capable of individually handling the mass production process of a product as complex as Mi TV LUX Transparent Edition.

For those who are wondering if this is the first transparent television in the history of humanity, then you're wrong. Lastly, Samsung brought its own version as well in the year 2016. But it sure would be nice if tech companies spent less time stunting, and, I don't know, more time making cool gadgets normal people can actually afford. While their version remained a mere concept or prototype, Xiaomi ended up launching its own mass-produced one. Aptly named the Mi TV LUX Transparent Edition, Xiaomi's one-of-its-kind transparent smart TV looks stunning, even out of this world, in all the promotional renders the company has shared in its press blog.

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