23 August 2019
It is about to be a year since OnePlus first revealed plans to diversify its product catalog by venturing into the smart TV market segment. The details related to OnePlus TVs have been pretty scarce except for a few leaks here and there but now, a new MySmartPrice report has surfaced claiming a possible OnePlus TV launch timeline.
The report mentions that OnePlus is planning to debut OnePlus TV lineup in the last week of September 2019. To be specific, an official announcement is expected to happen between September 25th and September 30th but the exact date is expected to be September 26th. The more important thing to note is that the reported launch timeline plan is subject to change as the company is yet to share any official confirmation. But since OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has already confirmed that Indian launch for TVs will happen in 2020, the rumored timeline should be for the global announcement.
It is further added that OnePlus has teamed up with TPV Display Technologies Pvt. Ltd. for the display panel manufacturing process. The supplier is not known for making OLED display panels but one of the sources believes that there could be at least one OLED OnePlus TV model in the lineup.
If we talk about other previous leaks, a recent Bluetooth SIG listing revealed that OnePlus TVs could become available in 43-inch, 55-inch, 65-inch, and 75-inch display sizes. All of these will be offering 4K HDR display panels meaning they will also cost higher and fall within the premium price bracket. They will be running Android OS as the software platform but OnePlus is expected to offer its own tweaks and set of features to provide "a unique Android TV experience".