Published: Mon, September 30, 2019
Electronics | By Darnell Patrick

OnePlus TV Launch, Prices, and Features

OnePlus TV Launch, Prices, and Features

As goes for the United Kingdom release date, that is yet to be announced by OnePlus.

Smartphone manufacturer OnePlus has been hard at work in recent months, and a new event will make fans happy. OnePlus has moved beyond smartphones to enter the television market. It's also 7mm thin, because OnePlus are all about thin - seemingly more so than Apple.

The television comes with a sleek minimalist design with a almost bezel-less screen and a moving soundbar. Now, the Chinese phone maker has chosen India as a grandstand for global audiences by taking a leap into a new product category by launching of two smart TVs: OnePlus TV 55 Q1 Pro and OnePlus 55 Q1.

The faster refresh rate makes web browsing and scrolling so ultra-responsive and seamless. There's also haptic feedback and dual stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos support. This week, the company presented the TV in full along with most of the technical specifications.

OnePlus TV houses a powerful Gamma Color Magic chipset to help with picture processing and rendering.

A OnePlus TV Q1 will nearly certainly offer much greater brightness, deeper blacks, richer colour and, by extension, better contrast than Xiaomi's.

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The only differences between the Q1 and the Q1 Pro are that the Pro will have 8 speakers with a retractable soundbar while the Q1 will have 4 speakers and a fixed soundbar.

The TV comes with OnePlus's own OxygenPlay, which is a custom OS built on Android Play. That also means it has all the Googley features inside like support for Google Cast and Assistant - the latter lets you control the TV using voice commands. Honestly, Apple is right when it says that it's hard for most people to see more than 326ppi, the way LG was right long ago when it said that phones wider than 2.8 inches tend to hurt people's hands.

Well from the sounds of things OnePlus is pulling out all the stops for this TV, in an attempt to not fuck things up. Using OnePlus connect, you can use your phone to connect to Oxygen Play and activate the remote features using a virtual trackpad on the phone. This event is the same event where the OnePlus 7T was also launched. While connected, the TV will reduce the volume once it detects an incoming call on your smartphone.

The OnePlus TV remote looks quite slim and is made out of aluminium with a surprising addition of a USB Type-C port at the bottom edge.

The OnePlus comes integrated with H Amazon Prime Video, Hotstar, SonyLiv YouTube, Hungama, Eros and Zee5 content. Netflix will come to the TV later this year. The OnePlus 7T features three cameras on the back, compared to the OnePlus 7's two. And, OnePlus 7 is also getting the Android 10 update. Like at all. They may well be advanced, but the Q1 Model is going to cosy 69,990 rupees - which converts to £797. Sale of the OnePlus TV will begin on September 28, 2019.

The wide-angle cameras can also be used as a macro lens thanks to a new Macro Mode that alters the lens' minimal focusing distance to 2.5cm.

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