OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has confirmed that the OnePlus TV will launch in September 2019, sooner than the 2020 launch date we have been anticipating.
In a weblog publish, Lau additionally verified that the good TV will initially roll out in India, and that the smartphone firm is “working exhausting to launch OnePlus TV in North America, Europe and China”, whereas OnePlus tries to “set up partnerships” with native and regional content material suppliers.
Meaning there is not any assure that the OnePlus TV will come to Western markets, and there is nonetheless no phrase on pricing but.
Nonetheless, OnePlus’ technique within the smartphone market to date, has been to supply upper-mid-range merchandise that undercut the competitors by about 20-30% of the value, so we’re not anticipating the OnePlus TV to interrupt the financial institution.
How “distinctive” will this TV be?
Whereas Lau’s weblog publish did not reveal a lot in regards to the upcoming good TV (together with whether or not it has a 4K show), we do know that the OnePlus TV will ship in 43-inch, 55-inch, 65-inch, and 75-inch sizes, as listed by the official Bluetooth SIG web site.
The cheaper 43-inch mannequin will solely be out there in India, although, whereas the 75-inch mannequin will likely be unique to China; which means the September launch date might feasibly pertain particularly to the 43-inch mannequin.
The Bluetooth SIG itemizing, which describes the OnePlus TV as a “distinctive Android TV”, confirmed that the upcoming OnePlus TV will sport the latest Bluetooth 5.zero customary.
What units the OnePlus TV other than these fashions is not clear, though it might have one thing to do with the distant and connectivity choices, maybe utilizing a extra smartphone-like interface than your customary Android TV.
A minimum of now we can’t have too lengthy to attend to search out out; and in case you’re in India, you can be among the many first to get your arms on the much-hyped good TV.