In 2018, OnePlus announced that it is entering the TV market. New Bluetooth listings indicate that the company is planning to launch 43 to 85-inch LCD TVs based on Android (via Mysmartprice).
OnePlus TV with Android
It has been almost a year since OnePlus announced its intentions to launch the OnePlus TV; a "Smart TV of the future". Since then the company has remained mum.
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Before a TV can be sold, the company must obtain the relevant certifications and approvals. That is why we sometimes see new TVs appear in certifications databases ahead of launch. The OnePlus TV has now appeared in the Bluetooth certification database as a Bluetooth 5.0 device.
In the database listings it is referred to as the "1+ LED TV" and described as a "unique android TV". It appears that the TV will be available in 43, 55, 65 and 75-inch sizes and apparently in different versions (Q2, Q3 og Q4). The model names seem to indicate that the OnePlus TV will be available in the US, China, and India at launch.
"LED" refers to an LCD TV with a LED backlight. This is supported by the 43 to 75-inch sizes. As for the Android platform, Google prohibits TV makers from changing the stock Android TV user interface so the OnePlus TV will most likely have the same user interface as a Sony Android TV. So how is it "unique"? That is the intriguing part.
It appears that the OnePlus TV will be available soon and with it another Chinese electronics brand enters the TV market. But we will have to wait a bit longer for the official details to be revealed.
- Source: Bluetooth via Mysmartprice