LeEco launched its fourth-generation Super TVs, the X65 Curved and X55 Curved, in Beijing on Wednesday along with the X40S, X43S, a TV box and a partner robot.
Liang Tiehang, CEO of TCL-invested tech company GoLive, said TCL, a Chinese electronics maker, would provide LeEco with 1.2 million smart TVs and 500,000 panels. In return, LeEco will share its ecosystem of content and cloud platform capability with TCL.
“The growth spurt of smart TVs is coming to an end, but users are just about to welcome a big screen devices-based Internet era,” said Liang Jun, President of Leshi Zhixin (LeTV), now LeEco’s Super TV branch. “LeEco is joining hands with TCL to provide users with more video content.”
GoLive is the only platform authorized by China’s State Administration of Radio, Film, and Television (SARFT). This means users will be able to watch films running in cinemas on their LeEco Super TVs.
LeEco’s new Super TVs use a Mstar 6A938 chip and Mali-T820 GPU. The motion estimate and motion compensation (MEMC) technology ensure a refresh rate of 120Hz and allow for a nine-window simulcast. They also have a 3GB internal memory and a 32GB eMMC5.1 flash memory.
The Samsung curved screens provide 4K resolution, a curvature at 4000R and a field of view (FOV) of 178°. The TVs are 10.3mm at their thinnest part.
LeEco also launched smaller TVs, the X40S and X43S, a TV box and a smart home partner robot for kids. LeEco will seek funding for these products through their crowdfunding platform on their official online shopping site LeMall.
LeEco X65 and X55 are priced at RMB 7999 (USD 1235) and RMB 4999 (USD 772) respectively. They will go on sale on LeMall on May 17.
(Top photo is screenshot from lemall.com)