Following in the footsteps of its arch-rival Xiaomi, Realme stepped into the smart TV market with the launch earlier this year of 32-inch HD and 43-inch Full-HD smart TVs in May. With the launch of the first ever 4K smart TV in India, the firm is now turning to the premium market. It boasts a huge 55-inch monitor and uses the latest SLED display technology from the business, so let’s dive into the details.
SLED 4K Realme Smart TV: Specs & Features
A metal frame and stand are featured on this smart TV to give users a premium and durable finish. Realme has collaborated with French designer José Lévy (who previously worked on Realme Buds Q) to design this smart TV once again. It features a huge 4K resolution 55-inch SLED display and minimal bezels that result in a whopping screen-to – body ratio of 94.6 percent.
SLED refers to Spectral Power Delivery LED technology, for those who are unaware. The Chinese giant has been working with John Rooymans, SPD Technology’s chief scientist, to create this new display technology. Instead of the regular blue backlight, it uses an RGB backlight to give a larger colour gamut and lower blue light emission. 1.07 billion colours, up to 108 percent NTSC wide colour gamut, HDR10, HDR 10 +, and HLG, are enabled by the Realme Smart TV SLED 4K.
If you’re wondering if a high refresh rate or MEMC technology is enabled by the 55 inch 4 K Realme smart TV, well, then the answer is no. On board, you get a regular direct-lit 60Hz VA panel that provides deeper blacks and better viewing angles. This is backed by the Chroma Boost Picture Engine from Realme and bagged TUV certification for Rheinland Low Blue Light.
Under the hood, a 64-bit quad-core MediaTek chipset (4x Cortex-A55 CPU @ 1.2GHz) is powered by the 55-inch Realme Smart TV SLED 4K. A Mali-470 MP3 GPU, 1.5 GB of RAM, and 16 GB of built-in storage can also be found. It runs Android TV 9.0 stock without any skin on top or bloat. With this smart TV, you get a built-in Chromecast, Google Assistant, and more.
This Realme Smart TV also comes fitted with Dolby Audio support and 24W quad-stereo speakers. It’s the same sound quality as the Realme TVs of the previous generation, but it is claimed to be louder. There are 2x HDMI, 1x HDMI ARC, 2 USB-A ports, AV port, Tuner, ANT, RJ45 LAN port, and a 3.5 mm headphone jack available for connectivity. It supports Wi-Fi (2.4GHz/ 5GHz), Bluetooth 5.0, and infrared dual-mode as well.
Furthermore, Realme has now decided to give everyone looking to place this big 4K TV in their living room with a free TV mount. For Netflix, YouTube, Prime Video, and Google Assistant, the remote control looks ergonomic and sports dedicated hotkeys (shown in the picture above).
Soundbar Realme 100W: Specifications & Features
Realme is aiming to deliver a home theatre experience with the Realme 100W Soundbar alongside the launch of the first premium 4K Smart TV. It was teased for the first time earlier this year and today is finally making its India debut.
You get an elongated 60W quad-speaker soundbar and a 40W sub-woofer in this kit, as seen in the picture above. Two 15W (2.25-inch) speakers and two 15W tweeters are included in the soundbar. On the other hand, the 40W sub-woofer has a 5.25-inch speaker and a low-frequency enhancement of 50Hz-24KHz. These are designed to provide you with a fuller and louder experience of sound at home.
To round up the communication features, the Soundbar system contains 1x HDMI ARC, 1x USB-A, optical, COAX and an aux port on the back. The power input and sub-woofer ports can also be found on the back.
Price and Availability
The 55-inch Realme Smart TV SLED 4 K was priced in India at Rs. 42,999, but for the first Diwali sale, it will sell for Rs. 39,999 (Rs. 3,000 discount). On 16th October, it will go up for pre-order at midnight, exclusively on Realme.com and Flipkart.
To complete the cinematic home theatre experience, you’ll have to shell out Rs. 6,999 for the Realme 100W Soundbar. It goes on sale at midnight from October 16th as well.
In this price segment, the business is locking horns with Xiaomi and it will be important to see if Realme can carve out a spot in the high-end smart TV market for itself.