AmazonBasics, a brand owned by the e-commerce giant Amazon, has quietly rolled out two new Ultra-HD Smart LED TVs in India. The AmazonBasics 4K smart TVs are offered in two size variants – 50-inch and 55-inch. AmazonBasics is a popular brand, well known for its home goods, electronics supplies, and accessories. The all-new AmazonBasics smart TV range offers 4K LED panels, built-in Amazon Fire TV OS, Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos, and more. With this release of entry-level 4K TVs, AmazonBasics will give stiff competition to brands like Xiaomi, TCL, Vu, and iFFALCON.
As for pricing, the 50-inch model has been launched in India with a price tag of Rs. 29,999, while the bigger variant with 55-inch screen is priced at Rs. 34,999. Both the Fire TV Edition television variations are already made available for purchase in India via Amazon India website.
AmazonBasics Fire TV Edition 4K Ultra-HD Smart TV Specs and Features:
The freshly launched televisions from AmazonBasics are available in two different size options, 50 inches (AB50U20PS) & 55 inches (AB55U20PS) — both featuring Ultra-HD (3840×2160-pixel) LED screens, with support for HDR up to the Dolby Vision format. In addition, these have support for Dolby Atmos, with a calculated speaker output of 20W.
This television range comes powered by a quad-core Amlogic processor, with three HDMI and two USB ports. The display features a peak refresh rate of 60Hz and a watching angle of up to 178-degrees.
As expected, the AmazonBasics TVs are Fire TV Edition gadgets that run Amazon’s Fire TV operating system. The OS is the same as on the Fire TV Stick range of streaming devices, and on Fire TV Edition televisions from other brands such as Akai and Onida. Needless to say, one can also connect his/her own set-top box if he/she doesn’t want to use the Amazon ecosystem.
While Fire TV OS is visually geared to perform best with Amazon Prime Video, other services such as YouTube, Netflix, and Hotstar are available in the form of apps, just like with a Fire TV Stick. One can also use Amazon’s voice assistant, Alexa, which can be asked to play music, movies, or TV shows, as well as seek information or control compatible IoT devices around him/her.
While most TVs in the segment run on Android TV, AmazonBasics uses the Fire TV OS platform in its devices. As already shared, this is the same as on the Fire TV Stick series and will have a similar ability as the Fire TV Stick 4K with native support for Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos.