Vu just launched its first Android TV range in India, as it had promised. These TVs come in 43-inch (43SU128) , 49-inch (49SU131) and 55-inch (55SU134) sizes and have 4K UHD resolution. These come with Vu ActiVoice built into the remote for voice search, browse and select in 88 languages and also comes with a standard remote. The company is calling it official Android TV since other unofficial TVs don’t come with voice search. The company has partnered with Netflix, Hotstar and ALTBalaji to offer certified VOD apps. You can also install apps and games from the Google Play Store.
All the models have built-in 10+10 Watt Box Speaker in the form of Soundbar. The TV has both Dolby Digital and DTS support. Even though these TVs run Android 7.0 (Nougat), it will be upgraded to Android 8.0 (Oreo) sometime in the second half of 2018. These have Chromecast support to cast content from Android, iOS, Mac, Windows and Chromebook to the TV. No mention of HDR support, so looks like it doesn’t have it.
Vu Android 4K UHD LED TV specifications
- 43-inch / 49-inch / 55-inch (3480 x 2160) 4K UHD A+ Grade IPS Panel with 178-degree viewing angle
- Quad-Core Processor with Mali T860 GPU
- 2.5GB RAM, 16GB internal storage
- Android TV based on Android 7.0, upgradable to Android 8.0
- Dual Band WiFi, Bluetooth, 3 x HDMI, 2 x USB, Ethernet Port
- MPEG/H.264/H.265 decoder
- 10+10 Watt Box Speaker, Dolby Digital, DTS
- Voice Control Remote
The Vu Android 4K UHD 43-inch, 49-inch and 55-inch TVs are priced at Rs. 36,999, Rs. 46,999 and Rs. 55,999, respectively and will be available exclusively though Flipkart as well as Vu’s flagship stores starting March 16th.
Commenting on the launch, Devita Saraf, Founder and CEO, Vu Technologies, said:
At Vu, it has always been our vision to create quality products that define the future of television technology. We are focused on innovating and are determined to deliver products with industry first features. The Vu Official Android TV is built on our most advanced technology with the highest quality of hardware and software. It is a result of research and development that was undertaken for over a year followed by numerous hours of testing. We are excited to redefine and re-invent a user’s experience by introducing a pioneering and revolutionary product that combines quality picture and sound with certified and high-end technology.