November 08, 2012
| by Rachel Cericola
Who exactly is Hisense? The Chinese-based company first caught our attention last month, announcing a series of 3D TVs with a starting price of $499.99. Now, the company is looking to snag a slice of the Ultra High Definition (UHD) audience, with plans for the XT880.
The XT880 is a new 3D Smart TV that also happens to be a UHD TV (Ultra High Definition). That means this is a 2160p TV, with a resolution of 3840x2160.
Hisense plans to make the XT880 Series available in 50-, 58- and 65-inch sizes, all with 3D and Smart TV features. Each one will also have an ARM dual-core microprocessor and the latest Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. Other expected features include built-in WiFi and a detachable camera for facial recognition, gesture control and Skype calling.
To support some of those goodies, the XT880 will come packing a remote with a built-in microphone.
“The XT880 series brings together all of the latest features available on high-end televisions today,” said JoAnne Foist, director of marketing at Hisense USA. “With automatic backlight control, contrast enhancement and the XT880’s best-in-class video processing and scaling features, the XT880 represents the pinnacle of Hisense’s R&D strengths and bold design language.”
There’s no word on when the XT880 will start selling—and more importantly, for how much. However, the company plans to show off the entire line in January at CES 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.