14 August 2019
OnePlus is a name that has become synonymous with affordable Android flagship smartphones. The company enjoys a loyal fan base comprising of tech enthusiasts as well as critics. But late last year, it made its intentions of expanding beyond smartphones public. It has zeroed in on smart TVs as the next product category and now, we have a new leak about when we can expect the same to become a reality.
A well-known tipster Ishan Agarwal (@ishanagarwal24) has tweeted that OnePlus TV could arrive sooner than expected. He mentioned, "The OnePlus TV is not very far away, at least according to one source. The launch might be soon, so stay tuned." The tweet does not mention any specific timeline but a 2019 release should be safe to assume.
But since I don’t think it will be OLED, I would personally not buy it. I just love how good my LG C8 OLED is and the next TV coming to my home has to be OLED. I still think that in case you are looking for Premium TVs- Sony and LG are the best ones.— Ishan Agarwal (@ishanagarwal24) June 21, 2019
He further tweeted that he does not expect OnePlus TV to come with an OLED display panel. It means we are likely to see an LED panel on the TV which is quite cheaper to manufacture than OLED. This will result in relatively lower picture quality which might not be appreciated by those who are looking for absolute best video output.
It is worth noting that the OnePlus CEO Pete Lau was reported as quoting 2020 as a possible launch timeline for the OnePlus TV. It was meant for the Indian market and if the aforementioned leak is true, we will be getting our hands on the upcoming TV much sooner. Either way, we should be hearing some more reports and leaks in the near future.