After it was revealed that Hisense’s first Fire TV Smart TV had the same specs as every other 4K Fire TV Smart TV from the last two years, I didn’t have much hope for Xiaomi’s first Fire TV Smart TV to be any different. Sure enough, the specs of the Xiaomi F2 Series Fire TV Smart TVs, which were published this morning, are identical to the 2020 Fire TV Smart TVs from Toshiba and Insignia. Under the hood is the same MediaTek MTK T31 Cortex-A55 quad-core 1.5 GHz CPU, Mali-G52 MP1 GPU running at 504 MHz, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, 10/100 Ethernet, and 802.11ac WiFi 5 as all 4K Fire TV Smart TVs released since 2020, regardless of manufacturer.
It seems pretty clear now that all recent 4K Fire TV Smart TVs are using the same guts. I suspect that Amazon is supplying TV manufacturers with this turn-key approach to making Fire TV Smart TVs, which has resulted in the only real differentiator between TV brands being the display panel used and a few outlier features, like support for Dolby Vision and hands-free microphones. On the positive side, this has brought in new Fire TV Smart TV manufacturers like Hisense and Xiaomi, but, on the negative side, it does very little to expand the options in the Fire TV Smart TV lineup.