Information circulating the internet suggests that OnePlus has partnered with Skyworth to manufacture its TVs in India. OnePlus has done this to take advantage of zero import duties of the key component which is the open cell TV panel. It accounts for 70 percent of the cost of the TV. This will help OnePlus keep the cost of the TV down and be more competitive in the Indian market. According to the Economic Times, “The TV market bounced back after the COVID-19 lockdown, growing sales by 35-50% since last month over the pre-COVID period in January and February and even the same period last year. Companies like Sony, Samsung and Panasonic said they have reported 1.5 to 2 times sales growth in large screen models”.
It is clear that people will be staying at home a lot more even though the lockdown has eased in parts of the country and the large black mirror in the house will be the primary source of entertainment. When OnePlus entered the TV market in India in 2019 with the launch of the Q1 and Q1 Pro, the TVs were quite premium priced. It looks like OnePlus wants to price their TVs competitively this time around. OnePlus has already confirmed that their new TV will start below Rs 20,000 in India and have teased that the TV will support 93 percent of the DCI-P3 colour gamut. We think this spec will be reserved for the flagship TV. If the Bluetooth certification is to be believed, then we can expect a 32-inch HD ready, 43-inch FHD and 55-inch 4K TV from OnePlus on July 2.
We have recently seen Realme enter the TV space with the launch of a 32-inch and 43-inch TV and you can see how they compare to the Xiaomi TVs here. Nokia also launched its 43-inch TV in India and you can see how it compares with other budget 4K TVs in India here.
|Release Date:||26 Sep 2019|
Sameer Mitha lives for gaming and technology is his muse. When he isn’t busy playing with gadgets or video games he delves into the world of fantasy novels.