Hisense launches competitively-priced Mini-LED TVs in UK

Mike Wheatley

Hisense has announced some tempting alternatives to Samsung Electronics’ Neo QLED TVs, with its latest Mini-LED TV family undercutting its rivals’ models in terms of price.


The Hisense U6K offers a lot of premium features for not a lot of money. Available in appealing size options of 55- and 65-inches, the smaller of the two is available to buy now for £999. The company has some other tempting TVs too, such as the Hisense U7K, where the 55-inch model starts at £1,199 and the size options increase to a beefy 100-inches, though obviously that will cost quite a bit more.

There’s also the range-topping Hisense U8K Mini-LED TV, which starts at £1,299 for a 55-inch model.

Hisense’s new TVs look like great deals, with the lower-end U6K Mini-LED TV that starts at £999 offering a 4K quantum dot panel with a 60Hz refresh rate and support for Dolby Atmos, eARC, Variable Refresh Rates and Auto Low-Latency Mode. It runs the Google TV platform, with the main feature lacking being HDMI 2.1 ports.

The Hisense U7K costs £1,199 for the 55-inch model, and has 65-, 75-, 85- and 100-inch options to choose from as well. Crucially, it also offers HDMI 2.1 ports and HDR 1000. It’s a 120Hz panel that can run at 144Hz thanks to some clever, built-in technology, and it offers gaming-friendly features such as a special Game Mode Pro that supports AMD FreeSync Premium. The audio gets a boost too, with a built-in subwoofer.

As for the Hisense U8K, this comes in three sizes – 55, 65- and 75-inches – and can also run at 144Hz. It has HDR 1500, supports Wi-Fi 6 and runs the Vidaa OS platform instead of Google TV.

Hisense’s new TVs look to give Samsung’s Neo QLED TVs a real run for their money. It’s not every day that you come across a high-end Mini-LED TV with premium features starting at under a grand.

The company has additional options too in the shape of its excellent Laser TVs, including the Hisense L9H and Hisense L5H, which are in fact short-throw laser projectors with a dedicated screen for projecting onto. They cost £3,999 and £1,999, respectively, and can throw up a 120-inch image with ease. Both models rely on a triple laser light and their supplied screens are Ambient Light Rejecting to ensure pristine images – though of course, you can choose to project against a wall too.