OnePlus announced that the company is foraying into the smart TV business back in September 2018 and there has been little information about the TV since. A new leak about the TV comes from leakster Ishan Agarwal. He tweets, “Have some good news for you all: The OnePlus TV is not very far away, at least according to one source. The launch might be soon, so stay tuned. I have very high expectations from it, what about you?” We suggest you take this information with a grain of salt as CEO Pete Lau said that OnePlus might launch TVs in 2020, and just like OnePlus smartphones, they are claimed to be flagship killers. “India will be one of the first markets to get the OnePlus TV. It will be available through Amazon. We haven’t set a deadline as yet, as we want it to be the best there is,” The Economic Times quoted Lau as saying in May 2019. Lau said the company wants to get the software up to the standards where it can create a differentiated experience.
Just like the Oxygen OS is a distinguishing factor for OnePlus smartphones, it looks like the company is looking to make the TV experience unique as well. There is almost nothing known about the specs of the OnePlus TV but it looks like it will aim to make an impact in the budget segment in India, just like the original OnePlus smartphone. Xiaomi has distinguished its TVs in India with the PatchWall OS and the company is continuously working on improving the user experience, so this is one area where OnePlus will have to bring distinguishing features.
OnePlus launched its first flagship of 2019, the OnePlus 7 and the OnePlus 7 Pro in May 2019. While the OnePlus 7 is a more powerful version of the OnePlus 6T, the OnePlus 7 Pro brings several company-first features. The Pro variant has a 6.67-inch fluid AMOLED display with a QHD+ resolution. The display is rated A+ by DisplayMate, and sports a pixel density of 516 ppi, is HDR10+ certified and has a 90 Hz refresh rate.
The OnePlus 7 Pro is powered by the Snapdragon 855 SoC and comes with up to 12GB RAM and 256GB of storage. It sports a triple-rear camera setup with a 48MP Sony IMX 586 primary sensor, an 8MP telephoto lens that offers 3X zoom and also a 16MP ultra-wide lens. The 8MP sensor is paired with an f/2.4 aperture lens and gets OIS while the 16MP ultra-wide lens is coupled with an f/2.2 aperture lens with a 117-degree field of view. The phone has stereo speakers, an improved in-display fingerprint sensor and is backed by a 4,000mAh battery.