Television Hardware

Exclusive Video Teardown: Xiaomi Millet TV 2

16 December 2014
The following is an overview of a teardown analysis conducted by IHS Benchmarking.

The Xiaomi Millet TV 2 is destined for the mainland China consumer market, where the Millet TV ecosystem appears robust. The 49-inch nearly frameless 4K ultra-high-definition backlit LCD screen is also 3D-capable. Android Smart TV functionality, Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity, bundled soundbar and subwoofer, plus considerable graphics processing power combine to make the set suitable for movie watching as well as gaming.

Summary points:

  • Xiaomi Millet TV 2 – 49” 4K UHD TV
  • Android Smart TV Functionality
  • $650 (US) bundle includes subwoofer/soundbar
  • Mstar Semiconductor SoC at core

Target market: China mainland – consumer

Pricing: 3999 Yuan/$650 US

Availability: China

Total cost (direct materials and manufacturing): $613.35

Major Components:

- DTV SoC, Quad-core ARM 1.45 GHz CPU, Quad Mali450-MP4 GPU, DVB-C/DTMB Front-end demodulator, Dual-channel, 8/10-bit LVDS Output, DTV Channel/MPEG/VP Decoding, 3D Formatter – MFG: MSTAR SEMICONDUCTOR – MPN: MSD6A918WV-WZ – (Qty: 1)

- SDRAM, DDR3-1866, 4 Gb, 1.5 V – MFG: SK HYNIX INC. – MPN: H5TQ4G63AFR-RDC – (Qty:4)

- BT/WLAN Module, IEEE802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.1, contains Broadcom BCM43569 Solution – MFG: WISTRON NEWEB CORP. – MPN: DHUB-MI1

- Power Supply Module Value Line Item, SMPS, 100-240 VAC Input, 3 DC Outputs, 5 V/3.0 A, 12 V/6.0 A, 104 V/120 mA – MFG: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS – MPN: PSLF181A01X – (Qty:1)

- 48.5” Diagonal, 1.06B Colors TFT (IPS Mode), 3849 x 2160 Pixels (UHD), w/3D Display, Open Cell (Cell origin: LG Display), 8.5 Kg – (Qty: 1)

- Soundbar Assembly, 220 V, 40 W, Bluetooth Receiver – (Qty: 1)

- Subwoofer Assembly, 8”, 220 V, 80 W – (Qty: 1)

- Loudspeaker Assembly, 1 Pair, 8 W, w/Plastic Housing, 4 Discrete Insulated Wires, 1 4-posiiton Pin Socket Connector – (Qty: 1)


- Enclosure, Main, Rear Cover, Injection-molded High-impact Polystyrene – (Qty: 1)

Main PCB Top

Source: IHS

Main PCB Bottom

Source: IHS

BT-WLAN Module Bottom

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