Infinix has launched its Infinix X1 smart TV in Kenya. This is an indication that the smartphone manufacturer is in line with others to take over the smart TV markets. The new X1 smart TV comes in two models – 32 inch and 43 inch.
This is the cheapest of the series and comes with “budget” specs compared to the 43 inch version. It comes with a 32 inch display size with 1366 x 768 resolution and a claimed 250 nits of brightness. The display is an 8 bit panel (16.7 million color) and has a claimed contrast ratio of 3000:1. It is a 60hz panel which is standard with a claimed insane response time of 6.5 ms. It has 8GB of internal storage with 1GB of RAM.
The ports are decent for the price. You have 2 HDMI 1.4 ports that support ARC (audio return channel for soundbars)/ HDMI 1.4 is good for upto 4K content at 30fps so it will be fine for casual watching. It has 1 USB 2.0 port, an AV in, 1 LAN, 1 headphone port and 1 optical out. The TV also supports DTV-T2/S2 which means it supports digital TV out of the box.
The TV supports Wi-Fi and supports Bluetooth 5.0 and Dolby Audio. Infinix also says it supports HDR10/HLG which is interesting to see. They also boast their EPCI 2.0 Image Engine which I presume makes the picture better while watching content.
It runs on Android TV based on Android 9.0. This means access to Google Play Store apps and also using Google Assistant. This means you’ll stream YouTube, Netflix or Prime Video which is great. They have inbuilt chrome cast that allows you to stream you content from your phone or tablet to your TV
This TV is rated to use only 55W and will come in black only.
The 43 inch is the more premium version of the duo, though it shares a lot of features with its cheaper 32 inch sibling.
The smart TV has the same Bluetooth 5.0 and WiFi support, same frameless design, same DVB tuner and same ROM/RAM. It also runs on the same OS. It also has inbuilt Chromecast like its cheaper sibling.
The differences are mostly on the display and ports. It features a 43 inch 1920 x 1080 250 nit 16.7 million color display with a contrast ratio of 5000:1 running at 60hz. The device sports two USB 2.0 instead of the one on the 32 inch. It has 3 HDMI 1.4 ports instead of 2 on the 32 inch. The AV in, LAN, Headphone and Optical Out ports still remain at one each.
Infinix specifically touted the audio prowess of the 43 inch version. It has 24W speakers and supports Dolby audio which promises “immesive home theater experience.”
This 43 inch variant is rated at 74W of power (34% higher than the 32 inch) and will also come in black only.
Infinix X1 TV Full Specifications
- FHD and HD Screen resolution
- 32-inch model: HD (720p) resolution
- 43-inch model: FHD (1080p) resolution
- IPS Panel
- Android TV version 9.0 Pie
- 1GB RAM and 8GB internal storage
- Viewing Angle: 178 Degree
- Speaker Type: Down Firing
- Dolby Audio: Dolby Digital Plus
- DTS Support: DTS Tru Surrounds
- Equalizer: Yes
- Audio Power Output (L+R) (rms): 8w + 8w
- Operating System & Version: Android 9.0 Pie
- Bluetooth: 5.0
- Wi-Fi Connectivity: Yes
Price and Availability
The Infinix X1 Android TVs are already available in Kenya and goes for
There are no words yet on their availability in other markets but we expect them to be available.