Forget the OnePlus 6T - OnePlus announces it’s developing something totally new

20 September, 2018, 04:24 | Author: Patty Hardy
  • Surprise: OnePlus plans to build its first Smart TV next year

Another Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi had entered the smart TV business earlier this year, making OnePlus the second Chinese company to do so.

OnePlus CEO Pete Lau made the announcement over on the company's official forum. He added that the home environment is "the most important environment experience".

Lau has also revealed the first OnePlus branded smart TV would be reaching markets in 2019, which means they are already on the job. This would allow the TV to showcase details such as calendar events, suggestions, and even booking a cap to and fro destination. Rather, Lau seems more interesting in giving the growing community of OnePlus fans plenty of time to share their opinions about what they want to see from a OnePlus TV.

OnePlus, says it wants to build premium flagship products that improve the human experience through simplicity, efficiency, and intelligent functionality. We call it: "OnePlus TV", OnePlus announced in a blog post.

OnePlus has not provided any details about the screen size and the operating system of the upcoming TV model.

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Speaking to BusinessInsider, Lau the OnePlus TV could debut sometime next year. He also was clear to separate what they are working on from the rest is how they plan to approach integrating internet connectivity; "Current TVs haven't really well-integrated the internet".

The move is said to arrive in a bid to make connected device experience better for users.

We'll bring you more news as soon as we hear. The company has now launched a new naming contest for the TV on the community.

To join the contest, users will need to send in their entries before October 17 through the official OnePlus forums. It will not just a TV but has Google Assistant integrated to sync with your smart devices at home. The top ten favorites will make it through to the next round, and each person will receive a pair of OnePlus Bullet Wireless earphones. One can also expect the TVs to get regular software updates same as that given to OnePlus smartphone users. If it's looking to extend the TV beyond a device for beaming shows to your eyeballs, then it opens the door to various other segments, like smart lighting and door lock controls, gaming, and whatever else.

On September 17, OnePlus surprised millions of people by announcing OnePlus TV.

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