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IFA: OZ Launch Of “Stunning” New Philips Android TV Range Delayed Till 2016

IFA: OZ Launch Of "Stunning" New Philips Android TV Range Delayed Till 2016

ChannelNews understands that several Australian retailers have been shown the new 2016 range which is tipped to go on sale in mid-2016. 

Tempo the Australian distributor of the TPVision made Philips TV’s said that the decision was made to delay the range due to the emergence of new Philips TV technology.

Among the new range will be an Android TV which was shown this week at IFA. 

Along with the jump to 4K UHD resolutions, TV makers are also jumping on the “smart” bandwagon by putting out a selection of smart TVs. While some are still waiting for Apple’s play with the upcoming Apple TV, others like Philips are already rallying behind Android TV. 

Philips, as revealed three new smart TV lines, all bearing 4K UHD resolutions and Android TV, and each with a special feature of its own.

The Philips 8601 series is the thinnest of the three. 

But despite that thinness, Philips managed to stash in an 18-speaker system made of 16 micro-drivers and two built-in Neodymium subwoofers, all delivering 50W of output. 

The micro-drivers are hidden inside two 17 mm dark chrome speakers on the left and right side of TV but can be detached for a wireless sound setup. 

The 8601 also sports Philips proprietary 4-sided Ambilight technology.

This unusual feature creates the illusion of a much larger screen space by creating a halo of light that closely matches the colours being displayed on the screen at the moment. 

The Philips 8601 is powered by an unnamed hexacore processor to drive the Android TV platform. And to help navigate and control that interface, this smart TV comes with a special remote control that features a QWERTY keyboard, swipe pad, and microphone for voice input.