Sony’s 4K Android-powered TVs are now up for pre-order

Sony’s latest range of Bravia TVs is now available to pre-order. And if you want 4K, they don’t come cheap.

Sony announced the range in early January at CES, but only now has the company released details on pricing and availability.

The big daddy is the KD-75XD8505. At 75-inches across, it has 4K and HDR for the sharpest image quality around. (Check out these guides for more on HDR and 4K.) It also runs Android TV, Google’s software that’s been optimised for TVs. That means you can run apps and games from Google Play on your TV, and search by speaking, thanks to the new remote control.

The 75-incher costs a whopping £4,000. Opting for the step down 65-inch model will set you back £2,800, while the 55-incher is a slightly more reasonable £2,000.

The non-4K range is far more affordable. Here you’ll pay £550 for a 48-inch screen, £460 for a 40-inch panel, and as little as £340 for a 32-inch model.

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However, these lack some of the bells and whistles of the top-of-the-range XD93 series – such as the Slim Backlight Drive, which is a new grid-array backlighting system. The feature combines with X-tended Dynamic Range Pro to boost and dim the backlight and create brighter peak highlights and deeper blacks with – so Sony claims – up to three times the brightness range of conventional TVs. We’ll have to get one in the lab to confirm the company’s claims.

The TVs should ship in March.