CHIQ at the IFA 2019 in Berlin
The IFA is the world’s leading trade fair for consumer electronics and home appliances. It takes place from September 6 to September 11, 2019 in Berlin. CHIQ was also represented at this fair and presented exciting TV news with Android TV. We were also there and want to introduce them to you closer.
Since its founding in 1958, Changhong has become one of China’s largest CE providers. With annual sales of $ 17.6 billion (2018, including $ 2.8 billion outside China), Changhong is one of the largest CE manufacturers in the world and a leading producer of smart TVs in China. Changhong is the world’s largest supplier of refrigeration compressors, the largest manufacturer of wireless modules in China and the largest provider of data storage solutions in China. In Europe, Changhong has been developing the market for more than 14 years and introduced the premium brand CHiQ in 2018. In the Czech Republic Changhong has built a TV factory with a capacity of over one million products. In addition, the company has marketing and sales offices in Germany, France, Italy, Austria and Switzerland.
CHiQ is a brand label of the company Changhong. The name CHiQ is derived from French (“chic”). The “CH” stands for Changhong and China, “iQ” for intelligence and quality. This meaning should promise intelligent and comfortable products for homes. Combining contemporary design and technological innovation, CHiQ televisions, refrigerators and freezers are ideally positioned to meet the lifestyle needs of European consumers. CHiQ has been the official partner of Borussia Dortmund since 2018.
The CE brand ChiQ presents three new Android Smart TV series at the IFA 2019. The focus is on the ChiQ Q6N range, which includes a 65-inch television and a 55-inch Indigo Blue TV. The flagship devices in the frameless metal design are equipped with the latest Android 9.0 operating system including Google Assistant, Google Play, Chromecast, Netflix, Amazon Prime and YouTube. As a second highlight, ChiQ presents the new very spacious Space Pro refrigerator with a capacity of 481 liters. That’s about 20% to 30% more space than other devices of this size. The refrigerator also offers the longest shelf life for food worldwide thanks to M-Fresh technology. In addition, CHiQ presents itself for the first time as a partner of Borussia Dortmund at IFA. Since 2018 the brand is sponsor of the football Bundesliga club.
The models of the ChiQ Q6N series have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels (UHD). The extravagant product design is characterized by the ultra-slim optic in a frameless design with “Metal Bezel” and “Metal Base”. To deliver the best image quality, the devices are equipped with a powerful quad-core processor and integrated GPU with 4K upscaling, HDR 10, mega-contrast technology. The current Android Smart OS is one of the biggest benefits for the user. The built-in Google Assistant makes it even easier and faster to use the TV. In addition to regular 4K devices, CHiQ now also offers 8K TV sets with Android TV, which could be very exciting in the future.
Furthermore, CHiQ has also presented very interesting products such as a double-screen OLED TV and several so-called artist TV’s which are very design-oriented and can convince with very good OLED panels. Changhong also has a very broad portfolio of home appliance appliances such as refrigerators and air conditioners. Where space is limited, the inconsistency between the size of the refrigerator and the volume requirements of the appliance is a major concern. CHiQ has largely solved this with its Space Pro refrigerator technology. The thickness of the housing has been reduced by 44%. The depth has been reduced from 806mm to 718mm (minus 11%). The door is thinned by more than 40%. At the same time CHiQ has increased the total capacity of the refrigerator by 20% to 30%. In addition to Space Pro and M-Fresh technology, this 481 liter Tech Monster features an inverter compressor, no-frost technology, and multi-temperature and special storage zones.
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We have also partnered with CHiQ to create a line of 4K UHD HDR Monitors for the Austrian market under the brand KAGIS. If you want to know more about our KAGIS-Monitors check it our here: https://ka-gis.at/