While you may know Transsion from their TECNO, Infinix, and itel smartphone brands, they’re also in the smart home product segment with a brand called Syinix. They’ve been in the market for quite some time now with budget televisions. However, never have they had Televisions running Google’s CERTIFIED Android TV. That has changed today with the introduction of the A20 series.
Being that they run Android TV, Syinix says they’re proud that the new televisions are now:
- Compatible with Google Assistant – One can quickly find and play their favourite shows, get answers and control your home.
- They’re Bluetooth-enabled so people can also use external speakers to get better sound.
- Have ChromeCast built-in allowing users to cast their content from their phones to their screens easily.
Under the A20 series, there are TVs of different sizes from 32 inches to 55 inches. Currently, the company is running a launch promotion for the devices selling them at what they say are discounted prices on their Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/SyinixKenya/shop. The 55 inch is currently KES. 44,000 while the 50 inch is KES. 30,000.
Here is a breakdown of current Syinix Android TV Prices:
- 32 inch – KES. 13,199
- 43 inch – KES. 21,799
- 50 inch – KES. 29,999
- 55 inch – KES. 43,999
The company claims the panels used on the TVs offer breathtaking quality with the HDR advanced image processing technology, that can better reflect the visual effect in the real environment and let users see richer and more realistic colours. The company also says these are their first true frameless TVs claiming up to 96% screen-to-body ratio.
The promotional images on their Facebook page show Android TV’s official launcher, and lists a couple of apps including Netflix. Hopefully, these TVs have been certified by Netflix too, so that people get the real Netflix TV experience. This article will be updated once I try out the TVs.
Syinix says they will offer 2years warranty on new Android TVs and that within those 2 years the customers will receive free repair service from Carlcare, the same company that handles Infinix, TECNO and itel customer service.
Before this launch, the so-called smart TVs the company has been selling have been based on early Android versions, and have been basically the mobile OS being slapped on a huge screen. Many users who didn’t know what certified Android TV is have been duped to getting those TVs and then feeling played with the very hard to use UI. With certified Android TV, this changes.
If you already have a TV, and you don’t want to buy another one just to experience Android TV, you can get a smart Android TV box like the Xiaomi Mi Box S, or Safaricom’s new Android TV box which will give you the same experience, if not better.
What are your thoughts on Syinix? Have you ever used their TVs?