Available in 55-inch (RMB 3,499) and 65-inch (RMB 4,999) screen sizes, with a thickness of just 9.9mm, the new Mi TV 3s’ AI system is developed by Xiaomi’s own R&D team. This system is able to intelligently classify content and learn from the preferences of individual users, basically resulting in more personalized recommendations when it’s suggesting new content. This is especially relevant in China since Xiaomi has just struck a new content deal with Ten-cent Video, on top of the deals that it already has with iQiyi and Youku.
Under the hood, the new Mi TV 3s comes with a 64-bit Amlogic SoC (T968 and T966). Both is powered by a quad-core Cortex-A53 CPU running at 1.8GHz, a Mali-T830 GPU, with 2GB RAM and 8GB eMMC internal storage. Dual-band (2.4/5GHz) Wi-Fi is also onboard, but the 65-inch model additionally supports wireless AC and Bluetooth 4.1 (up to wireless N and Bluetooth 4.0 on the 55-inch model). You also get three HDMI 2.0a ports, which means the TVs will play nice with HDR-compatible source devices, like Samsung’s UBD-K8500 4K Blu-ray player.
And for what it’s worth, the 55-inch Mi TV 3s uses LG’s IPS panel, while the 65-inch model uses Samsung’s SVA panel. HDR, as well as Dolby and DTS hardware-level decoding are supported on both. 3D, however, isn't supported.
At the very same time, Xiaomi has updated its (ports + main board + soundbar) Mi TELEVISION bar, which is shipped together with the bigger 65-inch Mi TELEVISION Threes. (In situation you're wondering, the ports for the 55-inch model are at the rear of the TELEVISION.) Xiaomi is additionally using an RMB 5,999 65-inch bundle that consists of a speaker (upgraded also) and also a set of 5GHz wireless satellite border audio speakers.