Compaq Smart TV has been launched in India, starting with the Hex 4K QLED TV range priced at Rs. After 59,999. The television has been on sale on Flipkart since 1 September and is priced at Rs. 59,999 for the 55-inch variant and Rs. 89,999 for a 65-inch model. Compaq’s QLED TV range will expand against similarly priced models from brands such as OnePlus and TCL, and the company has also announced that it will launch more affordable televisions with sizes ranging from 32 inches to 55 inches in the coming weeks.
Compaq Hex 4K QLED Smart TV Specifications and Features
The first launch in the new Compaq range is the Hex 4K QLED Smart TV range, available in 55-inch and 65-inch sizes, priced at Rs. 59,999 and Rs. 89,999 respectively. Both TVs in the series have ultra-HD (3840 × 2160-pixel) QLED screens, and run on Android TVs, with access to the Google Play Store to download various apps and games. The TVs also support high dynamic range content up to HDR10 format, and other technologies including mm hearing technology, wide color gamut plus and experience stabilization engine.
For sound, the Compaq Hex QLED TV range supports Dolby Audio and DTS TruSeroid technology. The TV has 2.5GB of RAM and 16GB of storage as well as 5GHz, four HDMI ports, and three USB ports for Wi-Fi connectivity for apps and app data. Strangely, there is no support for the improved Dolby Vision HDR format, which would be a drawback for TVs compared to competing alternatives to TCL and OnePlus.
Compaq Smart TV in India
The Compaq brand is best known for laptops, although these are no longer manufactured. In India, the Compaq brand has been licensed for smart TVs by Noida-based electronics manufacturer Ossif Industries. The company eventually plans to make Compaq television in India, and recently acquired a manufacturing plant in Haryana for this.
According to an online listing, Ossify Industries is involved in the manufacture of electric motors, generators and transformers. Earlier this year, it reportedly acquired a manufacturing facility in Kundli, Haryana, about Rs. 225 crores, which is to start production in 48 months to expand the Compaq TV business.