The smart TV market in India experienced a massive boom in 2020. Xiaomi continued to maintain its pole position but saw new competitors enter the market. Realme, OnePlus, and even Nokia have made huge strides in the budget smart TV segment in India. And now US e-commerce giant Amazon wants a piece of the pie, too. It launched two 4K Fire TV compatible smart TVs in the country today under its AmazonBasics brand.
Amazon Fire TV Edition 4K Smart TV: Specifications
The AmazonBasics Fire TV Edition 4K LED Smart TV comes in two sizes, namely 50 inch and 55 inch. The two variants have a 4K Ultra HD LED screen with a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels, a refresh rate of 60 Hz and a viewing angle of 178 degrees. The glasses are not too shabby and quite minimal, in line with modern times.
The panel also supports HDR10, as well as HLG and Dolby Vision technology. On the product page, Amazon also talks about advanced image processing for an enhanced viewing experience. It activates dynamic contrast, backlighting and MPEG noise reduction, plus more features on this smart TV.
This AmazonBasics smart TV is powered by a 1.95GHz quad-core processor paired with a 9th generation Amlogic imaging engine. The list does not reveal the details of RAM and storage. You also get 20W speakers with Dolby Atmos support on board. Since this is an Amazon brand TV, it runs the company’s Fire TV operating system (a fork of Android TV).
Support for Fire TV operating system Alexa voice commands, accessible via the microphone button on the remote, as well as access to over 5,000+ apps through the Fire OS Store. You can obviously stream your favorite content using OTT apps like Netflix, YouTube, Disney + Hotstar, etc. The TV is also integrated with a DTH decoder to switch between TV channels and OTT apps with just one click.
As for connectivity, the AmazonBasics smart TV supports Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi (doesn’t mention if it supports 5 GHz), and an assortment of ports. You have 3x HDMI, 1x USB-A 3.0, 1x USB-A 2.0, 1x optical and 1x 3.5mm headphone jack on the back.
Price and availability
The AmazonBasics Fire TV Edition 50-inch 4K Smart TV is priced at Rs. 29,999 in India. Larger 55 inch 4K Smart TV will require you to spend Rs. 34,999. It is now for sale on Amazon India and comes with a free installation.
Amazon is entering an ultra-competitive market. It’s the one that’s packed with a myriad of options from Xiaomi, Realme, OnePlus, Vu and more. He kicked off this journey with two 4K models and teases three more models on his landing page. Amazon will be launching a 32-inch HD Ready TV, a 43-inch Full-HD, and a 43-inch 4K smart TV in the coming months.
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