While OnePlus is busy in launching the OnePlus 7 Pro and getting a 5G smartphone onto the market, consideration has been diverted away from one of its other initiatives – OnePlus TV.
It was Sep 2018 when the plans were first revealed, with confirmation that Pete Lau – co-founder of OnePlus – moving over to head a brand new division within the firm. Lau previously worked within the Blu-ray department at Oppo.
Twitter’s upcoming leakers have exposed that the launch of OnePlus TV is not too far-off. Little has been stated since a flurry of interviews in 2018; however, we’re anticipating to see the agenda shift to the TV now that the smartphones are out of the way.
It is expected that India will likely be one of the launch territories and the news that it’s “not very far away” will begin rumors flying again.
there is not much information about what TV will offer; besides that, it wants to challenge the established order. We’re expecting it to be low in value, however, supply the latest standards, similar to how OnePlus provides those in its smartphones.
What we do know is that it’s going to be smart. It’s going to be designed to offer more personalized TV experience, tailored to the person while also acting as a hub for smart home control.
There’s no word on design or sizes or the display technology that OnePlus is planning to make use of – however, the competition will probably be fierce in this space – not just from established players, but from brands like Hisense and TCL.
What OnePlus may provide is a community feel: that is one of the things that has driven smartphone adoption, and its fanbase will likely support OnePlus providing experience that is different to the rest of the TV market.