AmazonBasics es Amazon’s white label. Through it, the e-commerce giant sells all kinds of devices and productsfrom cables and keyboards to batteries, tripods, headphones, luggage bags and light bulbs. But Amazon has not stopped there and, in what seems like a first foray into the field of television, the firm has launched in India its the first two Smart TVs with Fire OS.
These have a 55 and 50 inch dimensions, respectively, with 4K resolution. The official price of the 50-inch TV is Rs 56,000 and the 55-inch model is Rs 66,000, which the change is about 629 and 741 euros, respectively. Beyond how curious it is to see Amazon launch its own televisions, the truth is that it is a move that makes sense.
AmazonBasics TVs Datasheet
AMAZONBASICS AB50U20PS (50 inch)
AMAZONBASICS AB55U20PS (55 inch)
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT
112,1 x 9,2 x 66 cm
123,6 x 9,2 x 72,4 cm
Quad core a 1,95 GHz
Quad core a 1,95 GHz
629 euros to change
741 euros to change
Your own televisions (and your own operating system)
As we can see, for practical purposes the two televisions are identical in specifications and technologies. The only difference is the size of the LED panel, which is 50 inches in the first model and 55 inches in the second model. Both share 4K UHD resolution, the HDR and Dolby Vision content support and the ability to reproduce Dolby Atmos sound.
Models have a well used frames and they can either hang on the wall or perch on a shelf or piece of furniture thanks to the two side kicks. They are not particularly thin televisions, but the final set results in a simple and functional television, something typical of AmazonBasics products.
In terms of specifications, and always on paper, the TV is equipped enough to satisfy almost any user profile. Obviously, some features are missing, such as HDMI 2.1 and a higher refresh rate with which to exploit the next generation consoles, but you can’t ask for more if we take into account the price ranges.
An expected move
For Amazon to launch its own televisions is something that, in a way, could have been seen coming. As we have already analyzed on occasion, panel production is experiencing its particular crisis because there is excess stock and their prices are getting lower and lower. That companies like Amazon sell their own televisions is an opportunity to expand the market and give out these panels, as they have done Huawei, Motorola and Nokia, among other.
But also, it is a movement that makes sense in order to put the user in the Amazon ecosystem. Although the company is widely known for its ecommerce platform, it also has a ecosystem of connected products under the Alexa umbrella. These two TVs, of course, have Alexa (and it can be invoked from the remote itself), but also Fire OS, Amazon’s operating system.
We already know this operating system thanks to Fire TV Stick. Thanks to it, users can access more than 5,000 applications of all kinds, including Netflix, Disney +, YouTube and, of course Prime Video. In this way, what Amazon is doing is launching a product at a moderate price (thanks to the low prices of LCD panels) that becomes part of its ecosystem and that coexists perfectly with devices like the Echo.
AmazonBasics TVs Versions and Price
As we indicated previously, Amazon sells these TVs in India and, until further notice, it looks like they will stay there. The 50-inch model is priced at 629 euros to change, while the 55-inch amounts to 741 euros to change. We will update this data in the event that Amazon launches the televisions in Europe.
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