Germany-China union: Metz launches new OLED TVs

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Metz, backed by Skyworth, brings its new range of TVs to India

An interesting combo of German engineering with Chinese craftsmanship, has now come to India.

Metz, the German brand that in invented the first-ever radio receiver in 1947 and went on to create the world's first CRT TV — the Metz 702 in 1955 — today offers OLED devices backed by LG's display technology. Meanwhile, one of China's leading entry-level TV manufacturers, Skyworth, has been making inroads into the India market with its own range of smart TVs. Now, these two brands have come together to sell an all-new range of Metz TVs and home appliances after Skyworth acquired the Metz TV business.

Their initial range includes the M65S9A OLED 4K UHD, the M55G2 and M43U2 4K UHD and the M40E6 FHD — all Android-based smart TVs. While the first one (65 inches) is the flagship priced at Rs 2,98,490, the other UHD TVs are priced between Rs 48,000 and Rs 65,000 and come with a special 3D game engine, three HDMI and 2 USB ports, along with WiFi and a pre-installed suite of apps. The 32 and 40 inch Full HD devices with Dolby, running Android TV are priced at Rs 29,790 and Rs 35,990 respectively.

The Metz brand was officially launched last week in India and it looks like it will slowly, but surely give other TV manufacturers a run for their money in the upcoming festive season.