Compaq Smart TVs have been launched in India, starting with the Hex 4K QLED TV range which is priced at Rs. 59,999 onwards. The televisions go on sale on Flipkart from September 1 onwards and are priced at Rs. 59,999 for the 55-inch variant and Rs. 89,999 for the 65-inch model. The QLED TV range from Compaq will go up against similarly priced models from brands such as OnePlus and TCL, and the company has also announced that it will be launching more affordable televisions with sizes ranging from 32 inches to 55 inches in the coming weeks.
The first launch in the new Compaq range is the Hex 4K QLED Smart TV range, available in sizes of 55 inches and 65 inches, 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 TV, with access to the Google Play Store to download various apps and games. The televisions also support high dynamic range content up to the HDR10 format and support other technologies including Mimi Hearing Technology, and Wide Colour Gamut Plus.
The Compaq Hex QLED TV also boasts of an Experience Stabilization Engine to give you a smoother viewing experience. Considering the Android TV UI on the TV, users get access to all the streaming services from the Play Store, Chromecast built-in, and access to the Google Assistant.
Under the hood, the Compaq HEX QLED TV has a 64-bit MediaTek processor coupled with 2.5GB RAM and 16GB storage for your apps. It also has dual-band Wi-Fi, 4 HDMI ports, and 2 USB ports one of which is USB 3.0. The 55-inch Compaq TV is 6.4mm thin.
For sound, the Compaq Hex QLED TV range supports Dolby Audio and DTS TruSurround Technology. The TV has Wi-Fi connectivity up to 5GHz. Strangely, there’s no support for the superior Dolby Vision HDR format, which will be a shortcoming for the TVs when compared to competing options from TCL and OnePlus.
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 Ossify Industries. The company has plans to eventually manufacture Compaq televisions in India, and recently acquired a manufacturing plant in Haryana for this.
Ossify Industries further plans to launch more affordable televisions in India in the coming weeks, with sizes ranging from 32 inches to 55 inches. These are likely to be LED TVs, with the resolutions ranging from HD to Ultra-HD, and will take on increasingly fierce competition in the segment from brands such as TCL, Xiaomi, Vu, OnePlus, and Hisense, among others.