OnePlus TV India manufacturing will begin by year-end: Pete Lau

“The OnePlus TVs being sold in India are currently being imported from China”

OnePlus TVs witnessed their global launch a couple of days ago. Dubbed as OnePlus TV Q1 series (first impression), the duo is now available to purchase in the country via at a starting price of Rs 69,900. However, the TVs that will be sold in India will be manufactured in China – at least until the end of the year. Talking to 91mobiles at a roundtable, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau said that its newly-launched smart TVs are currently being imported, but the company will start manufacturing them in India by 2019-end or in early 2020.

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The OnePlus TVs flaunt 55-inch QLED display and up to eight speakers.

Carl Pie co-founder of OnePlus, meanwhile, has confirmed to 91mobiles that there are no affordable smart TVs down the OEM’s pipeline yet. OnePlus will keep its focus on the premium segment of the market, just like its smartphones. However, unlike the handsets, the OnePlus TVs come with a hefty price tag. The OnePlus TV Q1 price in India is set at Rs 69,900 and the OnePlus TV Q1 Pro at Rs 99,900.

The new OnePlus TVs are touted to give a holistic television experience. The TVs pack a 55-inch 4K QLED panel with 120 percent NTSC colour gamut and support for Dolby Vision and HDR10+. OnePlus claims that the TVs have an impressive 95.7 percent screen-to-body ratio. They are backed by Dolby Atmos sound support and boot Android TV 9.0-based Oxygen OS. While the OnePlus TV Q1 comes with an “alluring” sound and quad speakers, the OnePlus TV Q1 Pro boasts of a sliding soundbar and as many as eight speakers.