Smartphone maker OnePlus forms new division to develop a Smart TV

Smartphone maker OnePlus forms new division to develop a Smart TV

This is in line with when the company took to its community about the name of "OnePlus One" and "OxygenOS". The company also makes some pretty stellar accessories such as backpacks, headphones, and more.

Pete Lau, the OnePlus CEO and founder, told Business Insider that his company is now also planning a OnePlus TV.

In a post on the OnePlus forums, co-founder Carl Pei explains that he wants the company to take "the first step in building a connected human experience".

The TV aims to offer the best of image quality and audio experience. This means we could possibly see casting, voice assistant and other smart home features built right into the TV. We call it: "OnePlus TV", wrote Lau.

"We want to bring the home environment to the next level of intelligent connectivity", he said.

Furthermore, OnePlus stated that it would continue to apply its well-known user-centric and design philosophy across its television division.

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He added, "For most of us, there are four major environments we experience each day: the home, the workplace, the commute, and being on-the-move". It is our observation that OnePlus TV will give tough competition to Xiaomi and other TV brands. Just like the naming of the OnePlus One and Oxygen OS, the company is now asking its users to come up with a name for the OnePlus TV.

As of now, there is no information on the launch date, price, or even the specifications of the OnePlus TV. Combine this with an active community that has a say in everything OnePlus produces, and Lau feels confident that the TV will be a success.

There is no confirmation on whether the OnePlus TV will run Android or a different UI.

OnePlus TV is now in the planning phase and the company is yet to enter the manufacturing stage. The announcement of the OnePlus smart TV comes soon before the expected launch of the OnePlus 6T.

When we talked to Samsung about its new 8K TV, it was very candid saying "anyone can make an 8K TV" - you just go and by the parts. He also revealed that the device is now in an early development stage, but if everything goes well, it should hit the market by the end of 2019. The executive also said to the publication that the offering would be a "premium, flagship TV".

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