After the launch of its first-ever OLED TV last year, Xiaomi is now ready to unleash the second-generation of their large format OLED display tech on August 10th. The company has posted three teasers on its Weibo social media account, hinting at some of the features and functionality we can expect from the upcoming displays.
Last year, when Xiaomi released its Mi TV Master and Mi TV Lux Series, it came with some of the best value propositions we had seen in high-end OLED TVs. The series featured 4K panels with 120Hz refresh rates along with some impressive color accuracy numbers, such as 98.5% DCI-P3 color gamut coverage, and a peak brightness of 1000 nits thanks to their HDR10+ certifications. Not to mention, the elegant and modern design that embodied the entire product. The displays only launched in China however, and didn’t get to see the light of day in the US.
The new teasers tell us basically nothing technical about the new OLED TVs, but they do confirm one key difference from last year’s models and that’s the inclusion of Nvidia G-Sync. The company also claims that the TV will be “impeccable”, and that it will have great colors and picture quality.
The G-Sync certification is interesting as that will make it one of the very few large-format displays to carry that moniker. Nvidia has a special program for these types of displays known as “Big Format Gaming Displays“. We don’t know if Xiaomi’s offering is a part of this program, but it wouldn’t be a surprise if it does as it fits the merit perfectly.
Not Xiaomi neither Nvidia confirmed whether the TV will boast a higher refresh rate than the 120Hz found in last year’s models. The G-Sync certification does tell us that the TV will have support ULMB and a wide color gamut, though, the previous-gen models already had the latter. Moreover, the HDR certification, panel size and the design are all things that can potentially see a spec bump over their previous counterparts, but no information regarding any of these have been revealed so far.
Being an ultra high-end TV, we can be certain that the second-gen OLEDs from Xiaomi will come with HDMI 2.1 ports to enable compatibility with next-gen consoles, such as PS5 and the Xbox Series. HDMI 2.1 brings a host of other benefits like Variable Refresh Rate support as well, making the TV a compelling option for console gamers. Apart from HDMI, we can also expect DisplayPort 1.4 due to the G-Sync support, although it is to be noted that the previous-gen OLEDs from Xiaomi did not feature those.
Xiaomi did mention in their teasers that the TV will come with low latency/input lag which would fall in line with the G-Sync certification. The company will officially announce the TV on August 10th in their upcoming event which will also feature other products like their Xiaomi Mi Pad 5. It remains to be seen if the TVs will be released outside of China this time or not.