TCL, the brand known for its wide-range of televisions launched its P8 Series of 4K AI televisions last year in India and now the company is expanding its TV lineup in India with the launch of TCL C8 Series. The company has launched the C8 4K AI Smart TV Series in India and it comes in two different display sizes.
TCL C8 4K AI TV Series consists of 55-inch and 65-inch screen sizes. The 55-inch variant offers a 54.6-inch viewable display size and both are 4K panels with a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. It supports Dolby Vision, HDR 10 and features TCL’s Wide Color Gamut, HDR Dynamic Contrast technology along with NBP Photon technology to deliver a vibrant and rich color palette. It is powered by a Dual-Core processor and a Dual-Core GPU. Regarding the audio, it features Onkyo speakers with support for Dolby Atmos.
Apart from this, it comes with AI far-field voice recognition technology that lets users control the TVs using their voice. For instance, users can make program reservations, switch channels, power on or off, as well as control other smart home devices like sweeping robots, curtains, lights, etc. with their voice. It supports Dual Band (2.4GHz and 5GHz) WiFi, runs on Android 9 Pie with Google Play Store support and has built-in Google Assistant. Coming to the I/O, it sports 1x USB 2.0 port, 3 HDMI 2.0 w/HDCP 2.2 (1 ARC), 1x SPDIF Digital Audio Optical, 1x audio out, and 1x Ethernet port.
Alongside the C8 Series TVs, TCL also launched 7 models of ‘TCL AI Ultra-Inverter Air Conditioners’ and TCL Home App that lets you use your smartphone as a remote to control different devices at your home.
Pricing and Availability
TCL C8 55-inch 4K AI TV is priced at Rs. 49,990 and the 65-inch TV is priced at Rs. 69,990. There is no information on availability yet.
Commenting on the launch, TCL General Manager, Mr. Mike Chen, said:
As the year 2019 comes to a close, we are much delighted to bring to the Indian market our prized offering; the line of AI & IoT powered smart air-conditioners and AI Android TVs that are setting the electronic and digital sector aflame by revolutionizing and re-imagining the vistas of home entertainment and home appliances through its AI-synched technology. Our latest product offerings are verily a glimpse into the future. TCL prides on its unfaltering dedication to customer satisfaction and technological innovation as it tirelessly strives to bring you the best electronic and smart AI devices.