OnePlus confirms plans to launch Smart TV

OnePlus confirms plans to launch Smart TV

OnePlus CEO Pete Lau announced this by penning a blog post. It seems likely that any TV set to come from OnePlus will feature heavy integration with their mobile handsets (and hopefully compatibility with others too).

OnePlus TV will come with the premium flagship design of OnePlus, top-class image quality and next-generation audio experience to enhance TV experience coupling it with seamless connectivity.

There are no specifics yet about what OnePlus will produce, but we'd assume an LED LCD screen with lashings of smart features that serves as a control hub for your connected home gadgetry and allows easy display of content from your (OnePlus) smartphone. The company on Monday announced that it had taken first steps to launch its first smart TV, called OnePlus TV. Hopefully, the company will be able to offer the television at a competitive price, much like its smartphones.

The OnePlus founder also feels that the current market of TVs haven't integrated the Internet into the experience well, and the market is "still feeling quite traditional in their functionality and experience". Time will tell if this is a smart move for the company, but it's an undeniably interesting one. The OnePlus TV will be "premium", but Lau said OnePlus is willing to take a haircut on its profit margin to start building a user base. Expected to arrive in early 2019, the OnePlus TV aims to innovate intelligence with home connectivity.

The company added that in its journey of making smartphones, it has learned "a tremendous amount about" areas like hardware, design, software, product development, and user experience. Sending photos and videos from your phone to your TV, for instance, and doing it instantly, without the need for third-party apps or long waiting times.

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The OnePlus TV is going to be smart, but his vision is to evolve the typical smart TVs and make them better connected to smartphones. This is just a small example of what Lau thinks OnePlus could do with TVs, he says.

Some ideas of what the TV could do include easily streaming media from your phone and showing information about your upcoming meetings or commute - kind of like Amazon's Echo show or Google Assistant-powered displays.

Just like its earlier products, the company is also involving the OnePlus community to shape its new product. The company revealed it's plan for launching this new product through a dedicated post on its OnePlus forums.

Even so, Lau wants to be clear that OnePlus is taking this seriously, and that the die has been cast: The OnePlus TV is the next big thing for the company.

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