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Published on September 15th, 2015 | by Varuna Singh

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Sony announces BRAVIA 4K sets with Android TV

Sony announced their first BRAVIA Android TV today in Dubai. With Android TV built-in, this makes Sony’s latest 4K TVs a smarter option and buy. You can do Android TV functions like Cast and Voice Search on top of Sony’s Bravia 4K display technologies. Its technologies like Sony’s Processor X1, its up-scaling technology X-Reality PRO and color accuracy with TRILUMINOS.

These new 4K TVs are the thinnest and come with Android TV

The new TVs are: X9400C with X-tended Dynamic Range Pro of 75” with a new 4K processor X1 engine, the X9000C which is the thinnest (4.9mm) 4K screen, the X8500C & X8300C and W800C series of TVs. Yep there are 5 different models here at different price and size range.

Global 4K TV sales were about 7.9 million in 2014 and Sony projects sales to go to 15.5 million units for 2015. The push comes not only from Sony but from Samsung and other 4K TV producers. These sales aren’t just for Sony but for the whole 4K TV industry that Sony isn’t leading in.Sony Bravia Android 4K TV 01

Sony projects global TV sales to double in 2015.

According to Satoru Arai, head of Sony Middle East marketing, the middle east sales is expected to grow by 334% from 2014 to 2015.

Satoru Arai, Head, Sony Middle East Marketing Company commented: “As the industry leader in 4K picture quality, Sony’s commitment to developing technologies that enhance the viewing experience is showcased with this line-up. Adoption of the Android operating system from Google provides customers with a seamless integrated experience with their mobile devices ensuring that consumers can now enjoy everything they are used to on their smartphones or tablets, from their television for a smarter viewing experience. This is the future of television.”

The new Bravia 4K TVs with Android TV retails this month across the Middle-East.

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Here is the spec sheet:

2015 BRAVIA 4K LCD Line-up:

X9400C (75” Class model) Series 4K LCD TV

  • Features new 4K Processor X1 to improve clarity, colour accuracy and contrast of HD and 4K video.
  • 4K X-Reality™ PRO to bring a stunning detail with Sony’s unique algorithm of reality creation database for whatever they are watching such as TV broadcast, DVD, Blu-ray disc, internet videos and digital still photos.
  • Brilliant, expanded colour with TRILUMINOS™ Display, further enhanced for colour accuracy by the new engine.
  • X-tended Dynamic Range™ Pro (75” model) and X-tended Dynamic Range™ (65” model) enhanced by the new 4K Processor engine to produce our best contrast ever – capturing every shade of light.
  • Supports Google’s latest Android TV operating system, making it easy to stream videos, function as a gaming device and provide enhanced features. Google Cast™ will provide users with greater connectivity than ever before by enabling them to cast content from mobile devices.
  • Voice Search is available through a remote equipped with a microphone. With access to Google Play™, consumers can enjoy what they like to do on a smartphone or tablet, from their television.
  • Powerful front-facing speakers (tweeters, woofers, and sub-woofers) produce clear dialogue and deep bass while also supporting Hi-Res Audio to complement the 4K picture.

 

X9000C Series 4K LCD TV (55” and 65” Class models)

  • The thinnest LCD TV yet from Sony, at approximately 4.9mm (at its thinnest part); the revolutionary floating style is virtually frameless and mounts flush to your wall.
  • Features new 4K Processor X1 to improve clarity, colour accuracy and contrast of HD and 4K video.
  • 4K X-Reality™ PRO to bring stunning details with Sony’s unique algorithm of reality creation database for whatever they are watching, such as TV broadcast, DVD, Blu-ray disc, internet videos and digital still photos.
  • Brilliant, expanded colour with TRILUMINOS™ Display, further enhanced for colour accuracy by the new engine.
  • Supports Google’s latest Android TV operating system, making it easy to stream videos, function as a gaming device and provide enhanced features. Google Cast™ will provide users with greater connectivity than ever before by enabling them to cast content from mobile devices.
  • Voice Search is available through a remote equipped with a microphone. With access to Google Play™, consumers can enjoy what they like to do on a smartphone or tablet, from their television.

 

X8500C Series 4K LCD TV (55”, 65” and 75” Class models)

  • Introductory 4K LCD TV series, which expands the 4K experience to multiple screen size options.

 

  • Features new 4K Processor X1 to improve clarity, colour accuracy and contrast of HD and 4K video.
  • 4K X-Reality™ PRO to bring a stunning detail with Sony’s unique algorithm of reality creation database for whatever they are watching such as TV broadcast, DVD, Blu-ray disc, internet videos and digital still photos.
  • Brilliant, expanded colour with TRILUMINOS™ Display, further enhanced for colour accuracy by the new engine.
  • Supports Google’s latest Android TV operating system, making it easy to stream videos, function as a gaming device and provide enhanced features. Google Cast™ will provide users with greater connectivity than ever before by enabling them to cast content from mobile devices.
  • Voice Search is available through a remote equipped with a microphone. With access to Google Play™, consumers can enjoy what they like to do on a smartphone or tablet, from their television.

 

X8300C Series 4K LCD TV                                                                                                

  • Introductory 4K LCD TV series, which expands the 4K experience to multiple screen size options.

 

  • Features new 4K Processor X1 to improve clarity, colour accuracy and contrast of HD and 4K video.
  • 4K X-Reality™ PRO to bring a stunning detail with Sony’s unique algorithm of reality creation database for whatever they are watching such as TV broadcast, DVD, Blu-ray disc, internet videos and digital still photos.
  • Supports Google’s latest Android TV operating system, making it easy to stream videos, function as a gaming device and provide enhanced features. Google Cast™ will provide users with greater connectivity than ever before by enabling them to cast content from mobile devices.
  • Voice Search is available through a remote equipped with a microphone. With access to Google Play™, consumers can enjoy what they like to do on a smartphone or tablet, from their television.

 

W800C series (3D) (43”, 50” and 55” class models)

    • X-Reality™ PRO reduces noise and presents stunning picture details by cutting various types of noise in Analog/Digital TV signals, DVD and Blu-ray Disc, and even digital still photos.
    • Class-leading slim design and aluminum frame maximize room space and accentuates style to your living space.
    • Supports Google’s latest Android TV operating system, making it easy to stream videos, function as a gaming device and provide enhanced features. Google Cast™ further offers greater connectivity than ever before by allowing you to cast content directly from your mobile devices.
    • One-Flick Entertainment allows customers to access content quickly and intuitively without any disturbance while watching TV.
    • Voice Search allows you to say what you want to see. Available through a remote equipped with a microphone, discover new favourites and browse quickly with voice command. With access to Google Play™, you can even enjoy what you like to do on a smartphone or tablet, from their television.
  • Share precious moments with your loved ones via Photo Sharing Plus™. R560C 40”, and 48” Class models)

 

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    • Slim design flatters any living space with beautiful styling and class-leading slimness.
    • Enjoy smart living with built-in wireless LAN. There is no longer a need to find a network cable. Simply enjoy a hassle-free set-up to your home network with easy W-Fi connection.
    • Access to YouTube and other popular video streaming apps right at the comfort of your living room.
  • Share precious moments with your loved ones via Photo Sharing Plus™.
  • Comes with a built in sub-woofer

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