OnePlus recently announced that it will be launching a new affordable range of smart TVs in India without compromising on the premium experience. In a tweet, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau announced that the company is planning to launch a new affordable smart TV range in India on July 2. “We’re making our premium smart TV experience more accessible to our Indian community,” said Lau in a Twitter post.
OnePlus have received BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) certification revealing the two models with 32-inch and 43-inch screen sizes.
Ahead of its launch, there’s little that’s known about the device in terms of specifications and features. Yet, there still is enough to get us excited. Here’s everything we know about the new OnePlus TVs so far.
OnePlus TV: Expected price
Continuing on the price, the new OnePlus TVs have already been teased to come in two different series with the company already teasing the price of the entry-level device for the first one. In a recent tweet shared via its twitter account, OnePlus all but gave away the pricing of the entry variant model by hinting that it will start retail for less than Rs 20,000.
While not an accurate price, but it is still a good enough hint that the TV series could start retail at a very competitive price of Rs 39,999. Apart from this, it hasn’t revealed anything about the more expensive series yet, however, even that is expected to not cross the Rs 40k barrier and as such come fighting in the space that companies such as Xiaomi, Vu and TCL already operate in.
New mid-range smart TV
This is something that the company has already confirmed multiple times, and something that was also repeated during an exclusive interview. While the buzz is around the aggressively priced entry-level smart TV that will retail below the Rs 20,000 mark, OnePlus will also be bringing a mid-range TV that could be priced as low as Rs 35,000 but will most likely start retail for Rs 40,000.
This mid-range TV will get better specs than the entry-level TV and may also see the cross over of some premium technologies and features that were earlier seen on the OnePlus TV Q1.
To launch in two sizes
While there is no official word on this, the new OnePlus TVs could be made available in two different models with 32-inch and 43-inch display sizes. This information is based on a recent listing on Bluetooth SIG which showed two upcoming OnePlus LED TV variants with model numbers 32HA0A00 and 43FA0A00.
This would make a lot of sense considering the new OnePlus TVs will starts at an entry-level price point which is usually populated with 32-inch panel TVs and will go up to the mid-range segment which maxes out with TVs with 43 and 50-inch panels.
New OnePlus TVs will bring the best in design, specs and features
Speaking to India Today Tech, OnePlus’ Navnit Nakra also confirmed that the new OnePlus TVs will attempt to bring the best in design, features and specifications for the price segment they come fighting in.
“Mid and entry-level segments are crucial, not only for us but for the consumer as well. Data suggests that there are millions of families that are going to be upgrading to smart TVs this year. Our focus right now is to ensure that we bring the best specs, the best design, and a great overall experience to the consumer regardless of the price bracket they are making their purchase in,” he said.
OnePlus to announce new remotes
Alongside the new OnePlus LED TV models, what is also expected to be launched are two new OnePlus remotes that will accompany the new TVs. These have also been listed on Bluetooth SIG with model numbers RC-002B and RC-002C. The two remotes also support Bluetooth v5 and are expected to be for the two different series of entry and mid-range smart TVs that OnePlus will be launching on July 2.
While the two are not expected to differ much in the design, the two could still bring slight differences in the features they offer.