OnePlus Announces Plans to Make a TV

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Back in 2014, OnePlus shook the smartphone industry with a $300 Dollars phone that had great performance, quality, and price. The company also makes some pretty stellar accessories such as backpacks, headphones, and more.

OnePlus has confirmed to Pocket-lint that Lau will be the head of a new TV division, saying that it will address what OnePlus sees as "gaps in television industry".

All jokes aside, OnePlus says they are only taking the initial steps to create a smart TV, so it could be some time before they ever release a product you can buy.

The company has already commenced working on the new project-"OnePlus TV" and the company claims will definitely enhance living room entertainment experience to the next level. "The home - perhaps the most important environment experience - is just starting to enjoy the benefits of intelligent connectivity", said Lau.

OnePlus, the smartphone company with a fanbase as loyal as that of Apple, is developing its first TV equipped with both an AI assistant and complete smartphone connectivity. He makes repeated reference to the company's first smartphone, the OnePlus One.

So far, OnePlus has taken one big step towards selling you a new and revolutionary TV: it's issued a press release saying it will put out a TV at some unspecified point in the hopefully not too distant future. The company has also announced that it is looking at ways to "seamlessly connect the home", which hints that the users will be able to connect their phones with the OnePlus TV. According to Business Insider, it might be launched by next year. The TV will come with an AI assistant, probably the Google Assistant and an in-house solution package supporting different smart gadgets.

This move will pit the company against the likes of Xiaomi in the Chinese and India market in the TV segment.

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

This will become the official name of the OnePlus TV. The OnePlus TV will not launch till early next year, so we are expecting it to launch around the same time as the next OnePlus launches in 2019 i.e OnePlus 7.

Pete Lau also shared that it's not going to be an ordinary TV that just plays TV shows or movies.

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