Xiaomi launched its first transparent TV on Tuesday. It is not a concept for the product and is due for sale in China starting August 16. There is no information about its global availability yet.
Xiaomi Transparent TV created a sensation on the company’s tenth anniversary. Xiaomi also launched Redmi K30 Ultra and Mi 10 Ultra. But transparent TV was the highlight of the event, so here are the most important things to know about this product.
The first mass-produced transparent television
The Mi TV LUX OLED Transparent Edition is the world’s first mass-produced transparent TV. It will be first available in Xiaomi’s domestic market in China. The company is expected to provide transparent TV in other markets as well. Samsung offers something similar to “The Frame” that resembles framed hoardings or posters. The frame starts at $ 74,990 in India.
The Mi TV LUX OLED Transparent Edition features an ultra-slim 5.7 mm body with a rectangular screen but a rounded bottom. Xiaomi says that the base stand is covered with a millimeter-grade coating that gives the impression of a CD. The 55-inch OLED comes with a 120Hz refresh rate.
Unlike its transparent design, the Mi TV LUX OLED works on the MIUI custom version for the transparent version TV. Xiaomi has adapted this MIUI interface to take advantage of the transparent TV screen. The Mi TV also has an Always-On feature that displays photos and text when the TV is turned off.
The Mi TV LUX Transparent Edition is powered by the MediaTek 9650 chipset paired with the AI Master Smart Engine image processing system. The smart TV also comes with an AI master for audio that automatically detects audio modes based on the type of content being played. Additionally, the Mi TV LUX OLED Transparent Edition comes with Dolby Atmos’ support.
Not the first transparent tv
Xiaomi is not the first company to launch a transparent TV. LG also has its own transparent OLED digital signage but is available only to businesses and not to regular consumers.