There are plenty of TV brands to choose from, and it seems likely that American consumers will have another option in October of this year. Amazon is said to be expanding its TV product line and launching its own branded collections in the United States.
Insider wrote that the retail giant has been working on future TVs for the past two years. It's made by the company's Amazon devices and the company's Lab126 R&D division, which designed, among other things, the Kindle and Echo speakers. TCL is one of the mentioned items. However, Amazon is said to be designing a separate indoor TV. It is not known at this time what he will do after leaving the position.
Third-party TVs are expected to be 55" to 75" large screen models. Since it is an Amazon brand product, they will have Alexa integration. There's no word on whether they actually have Fire TV pre-installed, but apparently. Amazon has already partnered with some Fire Edition TV hardware manufacturers, such as the Toshiba C350 4K UHD.
This would not be Amazon's first foray into this area. It sells AmazonBasics TVs in India, which are also made by third parties. Last year, it introduced 50- and 55-inch models with cheap brands in the country. It's interesting to see how Amazon TVs in the US also fall into the budget category and how they hold up against a host of other manufacturers, many of which are sold on the company's website.
Elsewhere in Amazon News this week, the video game division was recently killed after New World beta was blamed on EVGA graphics cards. The hardware manufacturer says that there is a defect with poor soldering in the cards' MOSFET circuits.
Amazon is said to be launching Alexa-powered TVs in the US this year