OnePlus TV is quickly becoming less of a mystery, thanks to leaks, teases and interviews by company executives. Before the first big screen from OnePlus arrives next month in India, here's the bit of information we now know.
First, OnePlus confirmed on Twitter that the TV will be 55 ″ and will use QLED technology. This is fantastic television technology that Samsung first revived but now licenses. It's essentially like an LED, with only quantum dots that need to create better brightness, a wider color gamut and work more efficiently.
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– OnePlus India (@OnePlus_IN) August 22, 2019
OnePlus CEO Pete Lau confirmed QLED was in an interview with Gadgets 360 yesterday, but went on about his plans for a TV. First and foremost, OnePlus wants to create a TV that looks and sounds great. We heard it a little while ago, but it seems that Lau doesn't think there are many on the market right now, which is strange, since there are countless TVs that have great pictures and produce decent sound.
Lau also said that they want smart TV in your home to be a lot more like Google's smart display (like Nest Hub). They really use An droid TV for this purpose, but they plan to bring out an "improved" user interface by "really optimizing it." I didn't know that Google was super open to partners personalizing Android TV, so this could be a big development in this space. As an extension of the TV, there may be some connection to OnePlus phones, probably in the form of an application.
As for the pricing of all this, don't expect it to be a budget-friendly TV. OnePlus wants to compete at the top end, where Sony and Samsung sit, not with a TV that is half their price. In other words, don't expect this to be a big price disruption, such as the OnePlus One when it first debuted.
As for the specs, the folks at @AndroidTV_Rumor are posting a screenshot that looks from the Google Play Dev console showing information about a OnePlus device that is believed to be this TV. It shows a product running MediaTek MT5670 processor with MP3-GPU Mali-G51 and Android 9. It shows 1080p resolution, but it may be something with Android TV where it only shows content at 1080p while flipping to 4K when  Overall, OnePlus sounds great, and if OnePlus has found a way to further improve Android TV the way they made Android stock, that's all pretty exciting news. Now I'm just worried about that price.
// Gadgets 360 | @androidtv_rumor