- Twitter/Pete Lau
- The OnePlus TV launches in September in India, with a EU, US, and China release coming later.
- There are few things we don’t know about the OnePlus TV, including its actual release date and how much it’ll cost. A recent leak could point us in the right direction about the things we don’t know, but we’re still not 100% certain about the leak’s veracity yet.
- But we do know a few things for sure, including its resolution, what kind of screen it’ll have, one of the screen sizes it’ll come in, which smart TV platform it’ll run, and some elements of its design.
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OnePlus CEO Pete Lau is dropping teases left and right for the upcoming OnePlus TV, which first launches in India this September.
There’s no release date yet for the OnePlus TV’s launch in India, nor are we certain when the OnePlus TV will make its way to the US, EU, or China. We don’t even know exactly how much it’ll cost, yet.
With that said, we do know a few concrete facts about the OnePlus TV, and we’ve seen a big leak that supposedly sheds some lights on details we don’t know about the OnePlus TV, and it’s time to put them all in one place.
Check out what we know right now about the OnePlus TV:
Fact: The OnePlus TV will have a 4K “QLED” panel that’s higher quality than regular LCD panels, and one of the screen size options will be 55 inches. It’ll also support Dolby Vision HDR.
- Pete Lau/Twitter
OnePlus CEO Pete Lau confirmed to Business Insider in August that the company is using QLED screen panels with a 4K resolution. QLED panels offer better colors and contrast than regular LCD panels.
Amazon India has a product page for the OnePlus TV confirming that it’ll come in a 55-inch screen option, and will support Dolby Vision HDR. Combined with the QLED screen, Dolby Vision should make content that supports it really pop.
Fact: OnePlus is focusing on delivering in an area that a lot of TV makers neglect: great audio.
- Twitter/Pete Lau
The OnePlus TV will feature eight speakers, output 50W of power, and will have “punchy bass,” the company claims in an early listing on Amazon India, where the OnePlus TV will first be released.
Last week, our first #OnePlusTV came off the production line – a truly monumental moment. Within this box you'll find over 2 years of dreams, milestones and of course an amazing TV. Proud to seal the very first box, and can't wait for you to see it! pic.twitter.com/hFuChx6bJW
— Pete Lau (@PeteLau) August 27, 2019
Fact: The OnePlus TV will have a premium design and specs, and it’ll have a premium price to match, OnePlus said.
- Twitter/Pete Lau
Fact: The OnePlus TV remote looks incredibly sleek. Many are likening it to the Apple TV remote.
- Pete Lau/Twitter
The OnePlus TV remote appears to have some kind of port on its bottom edge. It looks like a USB-C port, which could suggest that the remote will be rechargeable rather than using single-use batteries.
Fact: And the OnePlus TV will run on Google’s Android TV platform, with a few tweaks and optimizations from OnePlus.
Lau told Business Insider that the OnePlus TV will have some extra connectivity features with smartphones. One example he gave was using your smartphone’s on-screen keyboard to type in your login credentials instead of using the remote.
Some streaming services let you log in to their TV apps via the internet on a smartphone or computer, which makes things a lot easier, but not all of them do. The kind of connectivity that Lau described seems useful and bodes well for other features that the OnePlus TV and smartphones will share.
Fact: It’ll launch in India first this September, with the US, EU, and China release coming later.
Rumor: There will be two OnePlus TV models — the OnePlus TV Q1 and Q1 Pro.
A massive leak supposedly containing OnePlus TV details recently emerged from yet-unproven sources, PCTablet and 24Techie. It’s unclear if the leaks are accurate, and how reliable PC-Tablet and 24Techie actually are. The leak includes an accurate photo of the OnePlus TV’s back, which lends the leak some credibility, but it’s still best to take the leaks and rumors with a grain of salt.
The OnePlus TV Q1 and Q1 Pro will have differing specs and features.
Starting off with the OnePlus TV Q1, it’ll have a 55-inch QLED 4K screen with two speakers.
Rumor: The OnePlus TV Q1 Pro will be bigger and will come with a bunch more features.
- The OnePlus TV Q1 Pro will have a 65-inch QLED 4K screen with HDR10, Dolby Vision, and Dolby Digital, and Dolby Atmos.
- It will support video up to 100Hz (for content that plays higher than 60 frames per second).
- It will have 90 dimming zones, which turns off parts of the screen that are displaying the color black for greater contrast.
- It also boasts a wide color gamut.
- The OnePlus TV Q1 Pro also could be the model that sports eight built-in speakers, as is listed on Amazon India’s product page for the OnePlus TV.
Rumor: OnePlus is also releasing a sound bar.
It’s not clear if the OnePlus sound bar is pictured in PC Tablet’s photos, but there does appear to be a separate soundbar underneath the OnePlus TV Q1. Either way, it’s also not clear what kind of specs we can expect in the OnePlus soundbar.
Rumor: We know the OnePlus TV will run on a modified version of the Android TV platform, and the latest leak suggests it’ll be called OxygenTV OS.
Rumor: The OnePlus TV will be announced on September 26, the same day that OnePlus is announcing its new OnePlus 7T phones.
OnePlus will announce the OnePlus TV on September 26, according to PC-Tablet and 247Techie. That’s the same day the company will announce its new OnePlus 7T phones, and it makes sense.
OnePlus said the OnePlus TV will be announced in September, and there are only 10 days left in September as of the time of writing. Either way, we’ll have to wait and see.
Unfortunately, we still don’t have a good idea of the OnePlus TV’s price tags.