16 September 2019
UPDATE (September 6th, 2019):
OnePlus founder and CEO, Pete Lau, has now revealed a first look of the OnePlus TV remote control. It can be seen with a dedicated Google Assistant button, navigation buttons, and a button with the OnePlus logo. There is also one button which has no sign over it. At the top, there is a something big which could either be a touchpad or a directional pad or maybe both. The remote control also has a USB Type-C port.
As for the design, it does look like modern smart TV remote controls but is also a lot similar to the Apple TV remote. This is something that you will surely notice if you have seen Apple's remote control before.
Original (September 5th, 2019)
As we are getting closer to the OnePlus TV launch, OnePlus is revealing more and more features but one by one. It has already confirmed a number of important specs/features in the past few days and now, there is one more announcement. OnePlus Founder and CEO, Pete Lau, has revealed that OnePlus TV will come with a custom processor named Gamma Color Magic.
Lau made the revelation through an official tweet where he did not offer any technical details about the chipset. He simply said that Gamma Color Magic processor will "bring you best-in-class image quality on our customized QLED TV panel with widest color gamut". This statement is as vague as it can get and is worded in a way that you would only expect from a brand trying to build hype around an upcoming product.
I am proud to share news about the dedicated picture processor for the #OnePlusTV. We built the Gamma Color Magic processor to bring you best-in-class image quality on our customized #QLED TV panel with widest color gamut. Can't wait for you to experience it! pic.twitter.com/DlQS8Y8jhn— Pete Lau (@PeteLau) September 4, 2019
If we have to make speculations, it is safe to say that OnePlus TV should be offering highly accurate color reproduction with realistic output in the end. The exact accuracy and visual quality will only be known once the smart TV becomes official and we see it running a relevant content.
The OnePlus TV is confirmed to sport a 55-inch 4K QLED display panel which is likely to be the only display size model for the Indian market. It will be an Amazon India exclusive as far as online sales are concerned. On the software front, it will run on the Android TV platform but with OnePlus customizations to improve the overall user experience. It is reported to become official on September 26th which is by the end of this month.