At the Pop-Up event in New Delhi, OnePlus has launched two devices namely OnePlus 7T and OnePlus TV. One Plus has always been the best in each of their devices mostly on their smartphones by providing flagship level specs at an affordable price.
So, OnePlus debut in Smart T.V. industry with two models which are OnePlus TV 55 Q1 and OnePlus TV 55 Q1 Pro which looks stunning with slim bezels with the screen to body ratio of 95.7% with the great visual experience. It comes with a QLED display with 4K resolution and a lightweight build which doesn’t add clutter to your personal space. The color saturation is balanced due to the QLED display with vivid attractive visuals with a very high color range of 120% visuals makes it the picture crisp and clear.
The OnePlus TV runs on Android TV and it gives access to the Google Play along with Google Assistant with Chromecast built-in. The OnePlus TV also comes with a slim trackpad remote with a home button with One Plus logo and a dedicated button for the Google Assistant with navigation and settings buttons.
This TV is powered by OnePlus very own Gamma Power Magic processor for better visual reproduction which can provide the finest visual quality with real-time optimization. It features with the 55-inch screen that comes with Dolby Vision and HDR 10. It houses with an eight-speaker stereo system with 4 full-range speakers including 2 tweeters and 2 woofers. It is integrated with 6-channel amplification with 2.1 audio Dolby Atmos.
Coming to the connectivity, it houses with Bluetooth version 5.0 which offers a unique Android TV experience. It also offers voice control support by Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant so it is easy to voice control either by Google Assistant or Alexa. According to the Alexa Skill page for OnePlus TV it has been revealed that by using voice control it can switch it on or off, increase or decrease volume and can change channels.
OnePlus team has built an app called “Connect” which is a support for OnePlus TV’s in which you have an option to connect your OnePlus smartphone seamlessly to Type Sync, Quick App Switch, and Smart Volume Control. The ports which are provided in T.V. are 1 USB 3.0 port, 1 USB 2.0 port, 4 HDMI ports, Ethernet, Optical, Audio Visual and the RF port.
OnePlus TV Specification
It is powered with MediaTek MT5887 with Mali-G51 GPU which is fairly impressive for a Smart TV. It also packs with 2.5GB of RAM and 8 GB of storage. It runs on Stock Android and it has also had a dedicated Prime Video button on the remote control and volume control on the side like a smartphone which is rare in a tv remote.
OnePlus TV has offered two of their accessories which are about to be sold as additional accessories which is OnePlus Dock and Fairfield. Now basically if you want to keep the TV on a table the OnePlus Dock will act as a TV stand position without adding any extra clutter and also uplifting the overall design of the TV area.
Fairfield allows speaking to your TV effortlessly you can easily give voice commands without using the remote or your smartphone which will provide a hands-free experience.
The OnePlus TV 55Q1 will be priced at Rs.69,990 Or $999 and OnePlus TV 55Q1 Pro will retail at Rs.99,990 or $1499 which is going a little high on the price point. OnePlus CEO Pete Lau mention that it won’t be affordable as the TV models of Xiaomi but will be slightly cheaper than the models of Sony and Samsung.
As OnePlus has a close association with Amazon so they are providing Prime Video support but it doesn’t have Netflix support as of now which is a major setback for most of the premium buyers but it will be added later.
Well for a Smart TV buyer this will be too overpriced as for the specs if you’re spending almost in lakhs you will be getting better rather than OnePlus TV but if you’re looking for sound and pure bass this product is for you it will not deceive rather than the users who don’t think sound like a major thing but for better picture quality and average sound at a budget price. Though the MI TV doesn’t have added soundbar it does have higher resolution and better picture quality at a cheaper price.