TCL CES 2019: 8K and 4K Android TVs

Posted: 8 January 2019 7:51 am

TCL's new range will hit Australian shores later this year.

At CES 2019, TCL announced a gamut of high-resolution TVs, featuring built-in AI assistants such as Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.

The headline model for this launch was the X10 series, a 75-inch 8K Quantum Dot TV with HDR10+, Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos functionality. TCL says that its X10 is able to produce 100% of the RGB colour space (DCI-P3), with additional display technology like local dimming and MEMC (which aims to make the screen image flow more nicely) making an appearance as well. The X10 packs an Onkyo sound system, which TCL claims will provide "the ultimate premium, realistic and immersive TV audio experiences".

The X10's smaller, lower-resolution counterpart features much of the same technology, while dropping the HDR10+ support in favour of the bog-standard and increasingly-prevalent HDR10. The X7, which will be available in 55 and 65-inch variants, features a Quantum Dot along with MEMC and micro dimming.

TCL's C8 series of TVs also sports Onkyo audio, a 4K resolution and HDR, and comes in three sizes.

The final display announced is the P8M, another 4K TV with Dolby Audio, smart functionality and HDR. The P8M stands out from its siblings (and brings a close to the linearity I was ever so fond of) as it offers eight different screen sizes: 43, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75 and 85-inch variants, with the last three offering MEMC functionality.

TCL's new TVs are all Android TV-powered and integrate Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa functionality straight out of the box. Android TV brings app functionality, allowing users to run apps like YouTube, Stan and Netflix on the displays, making streaming content more simple.

The X10 and C8 series of TVs will be available in Australia in July 2019, while the P8M and C8 series will both launch a little earlier, with the models slated to hit our shores June and April respectively.

CES 2019 has seen multiple TV announcements including new models from big players Samsung and LG.

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