A year after marking its re-entry to the Indian market, French consumer brand Thomson has now ventured into the premium TV market with the launch of four new Android TVs. The new TVs will come in 43-inch, 49-inch, 55-inch and 65-inch screen sizes and will be available for a starting price of Rs 29,999 on Flipkart for the base 43-inch model.
The 49-inch, 55-inch and 65-inch Thomson Android TVs will be available on Flipkart for Rs 34,999, Rs 38,999 and Rs 59,999 respectively.
This is the first time Thomson has launched a high-end TV and the company has also claimed that it’s the only brand to fully manufacture all its Android TV lineup in India to honour the commitment to the ‘Make in India’ initiative. The new Thomson TVs are powered by a quad-core A53 CPU with Mali-T860 graphics, 2.5GB of RAM and 16GB storage.
The new Thomson Android TVs run on Android 8.1 Oreo and comes with an Android remote that has shortcuts for Google Assistant, Google Play and Netflix. The company claims that users will be able to download and browse content from across 5,000 apps and games that will be available for the Thomson TVs.
All four Thomson TVs come with 4KHDR 10 displays with support for Dolby Audio and DTS TruSurround. Additional features include Bluetooth connectivity, east screen sharing through Chromecast built-in and voice commands through Google Assistant.
Speaking about the new TV lineup, Thomson India Brand Licensee, SPPL CEO, Avneet Singh Marwah said “We are honoured to be part of Android tv journey in India, we need to thank Google for all the support. We are proud to announce Thomson 65 inches Android tv, which will be India’s first 4K official Android that echoes the ‘Make in India’ initiative. It is a great feeling especially when you have seen the evolution of smart TVs; we had launched Thomson tv with open source 4.4 version and today we are launching an official Android with the latest Oreo version. This tv will change the whole ecosystem in India as it comes with some great features like Google Assistant, Netflix, some 5000 more TV apps/games, an inbuilt Chrome-Cast, Dolby sound, 2.5 GB RAM, 16 GB ROM and much more. This will be our first premium tv at a super affordable price starting from Rs 29,999 for 43 inches, to a never before seen price, 65 inches at Rs 59999”.
Flipkart Mobiles & Large Appliances Senior VP, Ajay Yadav said “We are delighted to continue this journey with Thomson as it makes its way into India’s TV space, offering superior Smart TV experience to customers at affordable prices. Flipkart is a one-stop destination for top television brands, comprising the largest Certified Android TV selection in the country. The share of Certified Android TVs among Smart TVs has grown tremendously over the past year and we continue to improve selection and pricing in this segment”.