OnePlus is all set to mark its debut in the smart television market at some point later this month. The OnePlus TV will be initially exclusive to the Indian consumers, and will be launched in some other markets like the US later. The company has already revealed a number of features of the OnePlus TV. Now, the company’s CEO Pete Lau has posted an image of the OnePlus TV remote, which has revealed its design, apart from a few other features.
— Pete Lau (@PeteLau) September 6, 2019
As seen in the image above, the OnePlus TV remote control will arrive with a minimalistic design. The design of the TV accessory seems to be inspired by Apple TV’s remote. The device has a trackpad that could provide mouse-like functionality to let you control the TV. There’s a dedicated button onboard to trigger the Google Assistant for hands-free voice control. The remote has a button with the OnePlus logo on it, which is expected to be used to open OnePlus-specific apps.
There’s an elongated key as well, which could allow you to go back and perform other functions. We also see a hamburger-style menu key and a button with nothing mentioned on it, which is expected to be customisable. Notably, there’s also a long key on the right side of the remote, which should act as a volume rocker. Additionally, a Type-C port is also visible, which suggests that the remote features a rechargeable battery.
As for the OnePlus TV, the smart TV will be based on the Android TV platform and will be receiving guaranteed software updates for three years after the launch. It will have built-in Chromecast, Google Assistant, and the Google Play store to let you download apps and games. The TV will flaunt a 55-inch 4K QLED display with Dolby Vision to offer impressive visuals, colour, contrast, and brightness. Powered by the MediaTek MT5670 processor, the TV will come with a Mali 651 GPU.
There’s no word on the pricing and availability details of the OnePlus TV at the moment. However, it is expected to be released in India on September 26th.