Acer to Enter India’s Smart TV Market in September with Bengaluru’s Indkal...

Acer to Enter India’s Smart TV Market in September with Bengaluru’s Indkal Technologies

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Acer, a brand most popular for its computers, has announced its entry into India’s smart TV segment. The company would partner with Bengaluru-based Indkal Technologies  which will handle development, distribution, and support for Acer televisions in India. The new TV models  are supposed to launch in September.

Acer already sells a variety of products in India, such as laptops, monitors, projectors, smart-cameras, and even a smart speaker. The company will hope to rival popular brands like Samsung, Sony, TCL, and Xiaomi once it enters the highly competitive TV market in India.

Acer adds that Acer TV models will come in a “wide spectrum of sizes” ranging from small 32-inches to larger sizes such as 70-inches and “in a combination of resolutions.” It will retail via Amazon, Flipkart, and other partner channels. Indkal is expected to share the detailed specifications and pricing soon.

Earlier in June, a Counterpoint Research note claimed that India’s smart TV segment recorded 55 percent annual growth in the Q1 of 2021. Brands like Xiaomi, Samsung, LG, and Sony captured the lion’s share in India’s smart TV market during the quarter. The growth of home entertainment systems is expected to increase as OEMs continue to launch products at different price points. Smart TVs are also gaining popularity as people are staying indoors amid COVID-19 pandemic.