Realme finally took a big leap in the TV business with the two new Smart 4K TV models. Over and above the smart features that the two new models -- 43-inch and 50-inch -- support, Realme has gone for Dolby Vision on them. Dolby Vision is one of the popular HDR standards that you will find on many streaming services, such as Netflix, Apple TV+, and Disney+ Hotstar. And that is great for people who are still mostly staying at home because of the pandemic and consuming more video content.
The new Realme Smart 4K TV goes for a nearly bezel-less design but retains most other things from the previous models. You have the same two-forked stands that go on opposite sides of the TV, and because of this, you will need a large table or desk to put the TV on. In case you are going to go with wall-mounting, Realme is providing an installation service but it is chargeable. You get the wall-mounting equipment in the box. At the event, Realme also launched the brand-new Realme X7 Max 5G smartphone for a starting price of Rs 26,999.
Realme's 43-inch smart TV costs Rs 27,999 while the 55-inch smart TV is priced at Rs 39,999. Both televisions will go on sale at 12 pm on June 4 on Flipkart, Realme online store, and offline stores. But given the state of lockdowns in several regions, you will have to check whether things are deliverable to you.
Both the 43-inch and 55-inch Realme Smart 4K TV models come with Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos support. This means that your experience of watching Netflix and Disney+ Hotstar is going to be great. Netflix has the maximum number of titles with Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos, and if you watch a lot of them, the new Realme TV makes the cut for you. The speakers support Dolby Atmos but you have to manually turn that on right now. Realme told me that a software update in the future will remove that toggle so that Dolby Atmos will run automatically on supported content.
Powering the two Realme Smart 4K TV models is a 64-bit MediaTek processor with 1.5GHz speed, along with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage to download apps. The displays on both TVs have the TUV Rheinland protection against harmful blue light. But despite that, the Dolby Vision experience is going to be good, according to Realme. The TVs offer wide-angle viewing of 178 degrees, which ensures "not only can one view the TV from most angles but also the quality of colour."
Both the TVs run Android TV based on Android 10, so you can expect the standard support for apps through Google Play Store. An interesting feature here is the hands-free voice control on the TVs. Both models have a set of far-field microphones that can capture your "Hey, Google" command from almost anywhere in the room. Realme told me that this works even when the full volume is turned on. Since microphones on a device raise privacy concerns, Realme has given a toggle to turn microphones off. The idea here is to blend the voice-command features of Google Nest speakers with those of a big-screen TV. You also have the microphone on the remote control to talk to Google Assistant.
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