OnePlus TV launching in India under Rs 20,000: Five 43-inch smart TVs it will compete against

The upcoming OnePlus TV may come in a 43-inch screen size, and here's a look at what the rivals are offering in India

Highlights
  • New OnePlus TV with an affordable price tag will launch in India on July 2nd
  • The OnePlus TV is expected to come in two screen sizes – 32-inch and 43-inch – and a starting price of under Rs 20,000
  • The affordable OnePlus TV will take on smart TVs from the likes of Realme, Xiaomi, and Vu

OnePlus is confirmed to launch a new smart TV lineup in India on July 2nd. Unlike last year, the new OnePlus TVs are going to come with affordable prices. The company has already revealed that one of the models will start at under Rs 20,000. While specifications of the upcoming OnePlus TVs remain vague at the moment, they are said to offer a similar experience as the premium OnePlus Q1 TV series. Rumours are rife that the vendor may launch the smart TVs in two sizes: 32-inch and 43-inch. The top-end OnePlus TV 43-inch will most likely compete against some popular smart TVs from Xiaomi, Realme, Nokia, and Vu in the Rs 20,000 to Rs 30,000 segment. These top 5 models give us an idea of what the 43-inch OnePlus TV might bring to the market in terms of specifications and features.

1. Vu Ultra 4K 43-inch smart TV

The Vu Ultra 4K 43-inch is the latest smart TV from California-based TV maker Vu, and it was launched last week at a very competitive price point of Rs 25,999. For the asking amount, the OnePlus TV rival packs a bezel-less 43-inch 4K DLED display with 3,840 x 2,160p resolution, Dolby Vision, pro-picture calibration mode, HDR 10, active contrast, cricket mode, and backlight control. 

The Vu Ultra 4K 43-inch smart TV runs on the Android 9 TV platform with Google Assistant and Google Play Store support and sports dual speakers that bear 24W sound output, Dolby Audio and DTS Virtual:X surround sound technologies. Other features include smart connectivity options, OTT app support, quad-core chipset, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, Chromecast, Parental control, and Upbeat Surround Sound feature that enhances the audio output to provide an immersive experience. 

2. Nokia 4K smart TV 43-inch

The Nokia 4K smart TV 43-inch was also launched in India recently, priced at Rs 31,999. The smart TV packs the same specifications as the company’s flagship 55-inch model, including Android 9 TV platform, quad-core chipset, 24W speakers, Dolby Audio + DTS, and Dolby Vision. This OnePlus TV rival also sports a 43-inch 4K display and 2.25GB RAM + 16GB storage. It’s backed by 178-degree viewing angle, 300 nits brightness, and MEMC technology. Additionally, the Nokia TV comes with popular OTT apps such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and YouTube pre-installed, Google Assistant, and Google Play Store, much like Vu TV. The Nokia TV is one of the more expensive models in this list.

3. Realme TV 43-inch

Realme entered the smart TV market in India recently with the launch of the Realme TV 43-inch model. This model, however, does not come with 4K support. The TV sports a bezel-less 43-inch FHD display and is equipped with features like Chroma Boost mode to improve the dynamic range and 400 nits brightness. It’s powered by 64-bit MediaTek quad-core chipset, Mali-470 MP3 GPU, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB storage. As for the audio, the Realme TV houses quad speakers with 24W audio output and Dolby audio support. 

The Realme TV is accompanied by an ‘All-in-one smart remote’ that features dedicated hotkeys for Netflix, Prime Video, and YouTube, and a microphone to summon Google Assistant. Connectivity features such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, 3 x HDMI ports, 2 x USB ports, 1 x LAN, SPDIF 1, and built-in Chromecast for screen mirroring.

4. Mi TV 4X 43-inch

Another competitor to OnePlus TV is Xiaomi’s Mi TV 4X 43-inch. The smart TV touts 4K resolution, Android 9 TV platform with PatchWall 2.0 custom interface, and Xiaomi’s Vivid Picture Engine. Under the hood, the Mi TV 4X rocks a 64-bit quad-core A53 chipset, aided by Mali-450 GPU, 2GB of RAM and 8GB storage. As for the audio, the TV packs 20W built-in speakers, which are backed by Dolby Audio as well as DTS-HD. The Mi TV 4X also comes with built-in Chromecast, popular OTT apps such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and YouTube. As for the price, the Mi TV 4X 43-inch costs Rs 24,999.

5. Samsung T5350 43-inch

The upcoming OnePlus TV may also compete against Samsung’s T5350 43-inch smart TV. The TV’s resolution maxes out at Full-HD (1080p). It runs Samsung’s Tizen OS for TV out of the box and sports 20W speakers with Dolby Digital Plus sound support. The smart TV also features mobile mirroring and standard connectivity options such as Wi-Fi, HDMI, and USB. The Samsung T5350 43-inch is listed on Samsung’s official website with Rs 37,100 price tag, making it the most premium model in this list.

Since we don’t know much about the upcoming affordable OnePlus TV in terms of specifications, the models mentioned here are only expected to be the rivals. The final pricing and specs will give us a better idea about which models the OnePlus TV will compete against.