Lenovo-owned Motorola is leaving no stone unturned to give a tough competition to its rival - Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi. This is why the tech company has ventured into the consumer durables space with the launch of its own smart TV series for the first time in India on Monday. The new Motorola TV will be powered by Android TV and is offered in the price range of Rs 13,999 to Rs 64,999.
Interestingly, smartphone maker OnePlus is also set to announce a TV this month to take on Xiaomi's Mi TVs. So, Xiaomi - already a leading player in the Indian smart TV market – is going to have some tough days ahead.
Launched in partnership with Flipkart, the Motorola Android 9.0 smart TV will be available in seven variants in HD ready, Full HD, and Ultra HD (4K) starting at Rs 13,999 from September 29, the company said.
"We are excited to be entering a completely new category, i.e., smart televisions, in partnership with India's largest e-commerce giant, Flipkart. This strategic partnership has been in existence for our smartphones and now we have taken it to another level," said Prashanth Mani, Country Head and Managing Director, Motorola Mobility.
"The Motorola Android TVs, just like our smartphones, are crafted to perfection keeping today's consumers' needs and expectations in mind," he said.
The 4K range of Motorola Smart TVs are powered by Dolby vision with HDR10, in addition to an IPS panel.
Meanwhile, the company also launched Moto e6s smartphone which comes with a 13MP + 2MP rear camera set up and an 8MP front-facing camera. Powered by MediaTek Helio P22 processor, the phone has 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage, which is expandable up to 512 GB with the help of microSD card.
Packed with a 3000 mAh removable battery, Moto e6s comes with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. Moto e6s will be available on Flipkart from September 23, the company said.