OnePlus is working on an upgrade to the OnePlus TV models this year
OnePlus is working on a new smart TV this year with a new processor and a new remote controller.
OnePlus jumped into the smart TV space last year with its OnePlus TV Q1 series and safe to mention, it ticked most of the boxes right. The Q1 series offered good picture quality also as audio quality, to not forget decently fast performance. OnePlus said during its launch that it plans to bring more OnePlus TVs to the market and it seems that this September may even see the Q2 series of the OnePlus TV this year.
New OnePlus TV coming this year, accompanied by new remote controller
A new OnePlus TV model has been spotted getting certified at Bluetooth SIG by 9To5Google and it gives out tons of data regarding the new models. the most important one is that the new model will stick with the 55-inch panel size rather than getting an upgrade to a much bigger display or spawning a replacement smaller size.
The 2020 model will use a new MediaTek chipset from 2019
The next one pertains to the performance metrics. The report says that OnePlus goes to upgrade the chipset from the Q1 series to a more modern SoC. For the Q1 series, OnePlus used a MediaTek chipset from 2017. Although we found the TV’s performance quite adequate in our review, it seems that OnePlus wants to supply a far better user experience with upgraded hardware. The new model is registered with a more modern MediaTek chipset from 2019.
The newer model is additionally getting to get a totally new remote controller. The certification states that it’s getting to be a totally new controller. To recall, OnePlus originally launched the Q1 series with a replacement controller last year that had a sleek metallic body and used a USB-C port to charge. Later, OnePlus changed the controller to an easier one with more buttons and an easier design.
A new remote controller is also expected to be paired with the TV
Given that product is getting its certifications, OnePlus could launch by September this year. The next-generation OnePlus TV models could come alongside the OnePlus 8T upgrade and will replace the prevailing Q1 series models. OnePlus could also launch the TV in July when the rumored OnePlus Z is additionally expected to announced alongside the OnePlus true wireless earbuds.
The new models could still believe the newest version of Android TV and OnePlus could still develop its Hub app that acts as a content aggregator for the TVs. The TVs could also believe the QLED panels from Samsung and the chances of upgrading it to OLED panels are slim. There might be a professional model this year too with a retracting subwoofer.