OPPO makes its entry into the smart TV segment with the Smart TV S1 and Smart TV R1

On: October 20, 2020

OPPO is the latest smartphone brand to enter the television segment. The company has introduced two TVs in China. The OPPO Smart TV S1 is a flagship offering while the Smart TV R1 is a mid-range model. The former is offered in single 65-inch screen size while the latter is offered in 55 and 65-inch display variants. Both TVs come with a 4K display and pop-up camera module. 

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OPPO’s latest smart TVs will compete against the likes of Xiaomi, Realme, Honor, OnePlus and others in the television market. Let’s take a look at what the televisions offer. 

OPPO Smart TV S1 specifications and features

The OPPO Smart TV S1 packs premium and flagship specifications

The OPPO Smart TV S1 sports a QLED quantum dot display measuring 65-inches. It bears 4K (3,840 x 2,160 pixels) resolution along with 120Hz refresh rate and support for VRR (48Hz – 120Hz for gaming). The TV offers 120 percent NTSC colour gamut, up to 1,500nits brightness, MEMC and support for Dolby Vision, HDR10, HDR10+ and HLG. 

The OPPO Smart TV S1 features a 1080p pop-up camera for video calls, a feature we saw on the Honor Vision smart TV. In terms of audio, the television is equipped with an 18 speaker system producing 85W sound output tuned by Dolby Atmos. 

Internally, the OPPO Smart TV S1 is powered by a 1.8GHz MediaTek MT9950 processor. It packs 8.5GB RAM and offers 128GB onboard storage. Software-wise, the smart TV runs on OPPO’s ColorOS TV. Connectivity options on the television include WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, two HDMI 2.1 ports, HDMI 2.0, two USB 3.0 ports, Ethernet port and NFC. 

OPPO Smart TV R1 55 and 65-inch specifications and features

The OPPO Smart TV R1 is a mid-range offering

The OPPO Smart TV R1 comes with toned-down specifications compared to the Smart TV S1. It is offered in 55 and 65-inch screen sizes with both variants supporting 4K resolution. The smart TV features 93 percent DCI-P3 colour gamut and MEMC technology. It comes with blue light filter certification by TUV Rheinland. The OPPO Smart TV R1 is equipped with a 20W two-speaker system. 

The OPPO Smart TV R1 runs on a MediaTek MT9652 chipset coupled with 2GB RAM and 32GB storage. It also supports 8K video playback and 1 second boot time. 

Rest of the features on the OPPO Smart TV R1 are the same as the Smart TV S1 which include a pop-up camera, far-field microphones, 3 HDMI 2.1 ports, WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC and ColorOS. 

OPPO Smart TV S1 and Smart TV R1 pricing and availability

The OPPO Smart TV S1 carries a price tag of RMB 7,999 (~Rs 87,760). The OPPO Smart TV R1 55-inch costs RMB 3,299 (~Rs 36,195) while the 65-inch model is priced at RMB 4,299 (~Rs 47,165). The televisions are available for purchase in China. OPPO hasn’t announced the international availability yet. 

Viraj Gawde

Viraj loves being in the creative field. Being a tech guy and resident tech advisor for his friends and family, his interest lies in smartphones, laptops and cameras. Passionate about creating art, his forte lies in photography. In his downtime, he loves gaming on his self-built rig and supporting FC Barcelona.