While Nokia isn’t a brand you’d associate with smart TVs, the company has now partnered with Flipkart to launch the first-ever Nokia-branded smart TV in India. Priced at ₹41,999(~$588), the new 55-inch 4K LED Nokia Smart TV runs Android TV based on Android 9 Pie and boasts of two 24-watt built-in speakers tuned by JBL. The TV includes support for DTS TruSurround and Dolby Audio to enhance the overall viewing experience which, Flipkart claims, addresses a major pain point among Indian consumers.
On top of that, the Nokia Smart TV claims to offer a superior visual experience with advanced technologies like intelligent dimming that helps produce deeper black through accurate backlight control. The 55-inch display on the TV also features support for a wide color gamut, which means that users will be able to enjoy life-like colors with the right balance of contrast, color, and brightness. The TV also makes use of MEMC technology to eliminate blurs and jitters to offer a lag-free viewing experience.
The Nokia Smart TV is powered by a quad-core processor and a Mali 450 GPU, coupled with 2.25GB of RAM and 16GB of ROM. While that doesn’t seem like much, it should be able to run Android 9 Pie without any issues. To give prospective buyers some peace of mind, Flipkart will also provide complete TV protection for the Nokia-branded smart TV at an additional price of ₹999(~$14). This additional protection will give users coverage of three years against any manufacturing defects and accidental damages, along with a buyback guarantee at the end of the three year period. Interested buyers will be able to purchase the Nokia Smart TV starting from December 10th.
It’s worth noting that this isn’t the first time Flipkart has partnered with a brand to launch a smart TV in India. Earlier this year, the eCommerce platform partnered with Motorola to launch a range of Android TVs in the country. Both the Nokia Smart TV and Motorola’s smart TVs are manufactured by Flipkart with licensing from the respective brands. Flipkart also plans to launch more sizes of the Nokia Smart TV sometime down the line.
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