Acer has announced its entry into India’s smart TV segment in India, under an licensing agreement with Bengaluru-based Indkal Technologies. The company will handle development, distribution and support for Acer televisions in India. The new TV models are said to launch in September, though specific information remains unclear. Acer 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. In a press note, Jade Zhou, VP, Global Strategic Alliances at Acer, said, “We are excited that Indkal Technologies will further the mission in India by providing a range of Acer-branded smart televisions that enrich the home entertainment experience.”
Anand Dubey, the CEO of Indkal Technologies, also lauded the partnership and added, “As the current surge in sales is expected to grow till Diwali, we will find immense opportunities to showcase the value addition that Acer Televisions will bring to the market and towards improving the overall TV viewing experience.”