Sony has finally unveiled its Android-powered range of televisions in India. In addition to the company’s hi-fi 4K television range, even the regular flat screen models will also run the Google’s Android platform. The Android platform would enable users to download and use apps simultaneously on their smartphones and TV.
The company has unveiled three models in the Android TV segment: the 43-inch KDL-43W950C BRAVIA 3D LED / Full HD, 55-inch KDL-55W800C BRAVIA 3D LED / Full HD, and 43-inch KDL-43W800C BRAVIA 3D LED / Full HD. There is not a lot of difference between the KDL-43W950C and KDL-43W800C, save for the speakers — the former comes with a Dual Acoustic speakers Duct Subwoofer, while the latter features a Bass Reflex Speaker for “for powerful bass sound with slim design.”
The Bravia 55-inch KDL-55W800C TV features a Full HD display with the X-Reality PRO Picture Engine, which enhances the picture quality by customizing things like colour, contrast and saturation based on the content and is available on the other two models as well. In the sound department, it boasts of Bass Reflex speakers for powerful sound output (similar to the KDL-43W800C), and all of this is packed inside a body with a slim design.
All the three TVs come equipped with in-built cameras and video-calling apps such as Skype. Moreover, the remote control features a touch pad, which turns browsing on the TV as simple as on any smart device such as smartphones and tablets. There are various video-streaming apps that are pre-loaded on the device so that users can watch their favorite shows whenever they get time, with the Android app store allowing access to more such apps should the user need it.
The Bravia 43-inch KDL-43W950C and KDL-43W800C have been priced at INR 82,900, while the 55-inch KDL-55W800C will be available for a price of INR 1,54,900.