As OnePlus pushes the paddle on its plans to launch a range of smart TVs, the rumored OnePlus SmartTV launch date of 29 September seems unlikely. In an interview to Economic Times, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has said that no date has been set for the launch. However, it could fall some time in 2020! India is likely to be one of the first markets for the OnePlus SmartTV launch, Lau has said.
Interestingly, latest reports suggest that the Chinese smartphone manufacturing company is expected to reveal a range of smart TVs. Keeping in line with their smartphones, the company should release smart TVs also at a competitive price. High competition in the smart TV industry would mean great entertainment for global consumers. If the Android-based OnePlus SmartTV doesn’t launch in 2019, we can expect it to be smarter. Apart from that, the SmartTV could have also some new and high-end specifications.
OnePlus SmartTV Launch Expected Features
Size & Display
Several speculations suggest that the OnePlus smart TV range will include an Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) display and feature panels from TPV Display Technologies for other sets. OnePlus TVs are expected to launch in US, India and China initially with size variants of 43’’, 55’’, 65’’, and 75’’.
Android-Based & Immersive
The TV could offer a unique Android TV experience thanks to a combination of customized user interface and apps. To match its competitors, it is likely to have a 4K HDR screen, immersive audio, AI enhancements for picture quality, and an Android operating system.
The OnePlus SmartTV is also expected to feature an AI-powered voice assistant (most likely to be Google Assistant or Alexa). The OnePlus TV will be released in India through Amazon.in. It should give a superior viewing experience for the Indian viewer compared to its rivals.
Although the company itself has not revealed a lot, media reports suggest that OnePlus TVs will have Bluetooth remote and Bluetooth 5.0 standards. Documents related to the upcoming OnePlus TV series have been spotted on the listings of Bluetooth SIG Certifications. It must be remembered that Bluetooth Special Interest Group Certifications are mandatory for all electronic devices that incorporate Bluetooth technology.
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