OnePlus, the Chinese company known for making some of the best-performing, reasonably priced Android phones on the market, is expanding into TVs. Pete Lau, the CEO of OnePlus, recently spoke to PC Mag on why his company is building a smart TV.
But it's also prone to software bugs, and what we really want to see in a OnePlus TV is a smooth user experience, which is worth more than all the quantum dots in the world. The company revealed it's plan for launching this new product through a dedicated post on its OnePlus forums. These efforts - all of those long nights and weekends in the office contributed by this team and community have paved an excellent foundation on which to build the OnePlus TV experience.
OnePlus will use an established smart TV OS. To do this, we are building a new product of OnePlus' premium flagship design, image quality and audio experience to more seamlessly connect the home.
Having established a strong foothold in the smartphone segment, OnePlus has now set its sights on the TV segment, which the company said is the next frontier they would like to conquer.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro is still days away from its official release, however, it seems like a seller on ... The company does say the jump to OnePlus TV was made with "intense consideration and deliberation", so it sounds like this wasn't a rash decision. "We bring inherent advantages to the industry, and with this new division, we're excited to explore the total connected user experience that can enhance everyday life.", said Pete Lau, OnePlus Founder, and CEO.
OnePlus doesn't make TV panels and it doesn't make TVs, but it does have an eye for design. We still don't know too many details about its first television, but you could decide what it's called. To be specific, OnePlus is aiming for a 2019 launch for its TV, which will be a 4K LED model with built-in connectivity.
The end price could be in the range of $600 / £500 to $1,000 / £800, depending on who OnePlus decide to lock horns with, but we'd be surprised for it to fall out of those margins. A grand-prize victor will be picked from these twenty combined finalists, with the lucky person receiving the first OnePlus TV, when it's ready, and an all-expenses-paid trip to the television's launch event.
And the company confirmed it will continue to welcome feedback and suggestions for what should be included in its new Smart TV.
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