OnePlus to Launch a Smart TV Based on Android in Early 2019

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OnePlus aims to achieve that by making it smarter and better connected to smartphones, which are still our number one device in our lives. The company also makes some pretty stellar accessories such as backpacks, headphones, and more.

OnePlus, the China-based company known for its affordable line of premium phones is foraying into the television industry.

Speaking to Business Insider, Lau gave 2019 as the potential release window for the OnePlus TV, adding that software updates would make it smarter and more connected over the five years following the launch. With the OnePlus TV, the company's aiming to improve the human experience through simplicity, efficiency, and intelligent functionality.

Regarding the price, no information is available at the current time but we can expect it to be priced competitively to compete with its rivals like Xiaomi's Mi smart TVs. With the development of AI technology, our imagination is endless - and we are looking forward to the future, ' Lau said.

We want to bring the home environment to the next level of intelligent connectivity. If a winning name is selected from the suggestions, the victor will receive one of the first OnePlus TV products and a round-trip airfare and hotel for the first OnePlus TV launch event.

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OnePlus does a really good job at creating smartphones and while there isn't another product that is synonymous with the brand, a television from the Chinese smartphone manufacturer might be a reality soon.

A built-in camera will also be also play a big part in the OnePlus TV experience, and Lau quells fears of an invasion of home privacy: "we have this in mind, and we will have a solution". The latest Smart TV will be built with flagship design, image quality and audio experience. We don't know whether it is an Android TV set-top box, a Chromecast-like dongle, or an actual TV unit.

Established players such as Samsung, LG and Sony have always been unchallenged in the smart TV business.

OnePlus TV under development.

What the OnePlus TV ultimately entails could be dependent on user feedback. The phone maker has announced today that it's building a smart TV and plans to launch it sometime next year. The executive also said to the publication that the offering would be a "premium, flagship TV".

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