Surprise | OnePlus plans to build its first smart TV next year

Surprise | OnePlus plans to build its first smart TV next year

Everyone might be waiting for the OnePlus 6T, but the company has more than smartphones up its sleeve. OnePlus today announced it’s entering the smart TV game.

The company doesn’t provide much in the way of hard details, but CEO Pete Lau penned a blog post explaining the new project:

We want to bring the home environment to the next level of intelligent connectivity. To do this, we are building a new product of OnePlus’ premium flagship design, image quality and audio experience to more seamlessly connect the home.

We call it: OnePlus TV.

In an interview with Business Insider, Lau said OnePlus plans to release its first TV in 2019, but it will take some time to perfect. “It won’t be something that’s perfect and absolutely complete and revolutionary from the start,” said Lau. The TV will receive updates to make it smarter over the next five years, becoming more connected to your smartphone along the way.

some thoughts of what the television could do consist of without problems streaming media out of your cellphone and showing statistics about your upcoming meetings or shuttle – sort of like Amazon’s Echo display or Google Assistant-powered presentations. There can also be a digicam on the television – video calling involves thoughts – but Lau says OnePlus may have a solution for the ones involved about privateness.

OnePlus didn’t specify whether the television would run on an an existing platform like Android television or some thingnew altogether, however the organization is speakme with essential players within the enterprise to help present dayclever home structures.

It’s a shocking flip of occasionsbut OnePlus says its ready to go into the television area after the time its spent making smartphones. The organization has long prided itself on presenting flagship overall performance and layout at tremendously competitive prices – right here’s hoping it can convey the same to the tv market.

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