OnePlus is coming for cordcutters next with a 4K smart TV

Surprise: OnePlus plans to build its first Smart TV next year

While the statement does not reveal any aspects of its design or intended launch date, Lau believes this to be an important step in OnePlus" journey "for the next five years'.

Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus is planning to expand its business by releasing its own TV next year.

The OnePlus smart TV will be developed by a new division within OnePlus, led by Pete Lau himself.

In announcing the news, chief Pete Lau describes it as "the first step in building a connected human experience". All we do know is that it's going to be called "OnePlus TV".

The set is now dubbed the OnePlus TV, but the Chinese smartphone manufacturer is looking to its own online community to help pick the final name.

Pete Lau, the Founder and CEO of OnePlus is leading the team himself and is working on the smart TV project, bringing all his rich experience of 2 decades to bear upon it. To do this, we are building a new product of OnePlus' premium flagship design, image quality and audio experience to more seamlessly connect the home.

There was a follow up post a few days later, inviting forum members to suggest potential names for the upcoming OnePlus TV.

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OnePlus is now looking to repeat the trick with a new smart TV, out sometime next year.

OnePlus has announced on its online forums that it would start making TVs. All we can tell for now that it will indeed be a smart television and that will feature some sort of home automation features based on the description. Integrating with Google Assistant would dovetail the TV into a wide range of smart home systems which OnePlus seems keen to leverage, seeing the TV as a smart home hub, rather than just a place to watch TV. The OnePlus team will choose 10 final suggestions on October 31 and each of the 10 finalists will receive OnePlus Bullets Wireless.

OnePlus TV will incorporate an as yet undisclosed AI assistant and support connecting up to a user's smartphone.

According to a recent report by IHS Markit, the global unit-share of smart TVs rose from 45 percent of overall TV shipments in 2015 to 64 percent in 2017.

From the combined 20 finalists, OnePlus will choose the winning name for the OnePlus TV, which will be announced on December 17.

Lau also said the TV will have a built-in camera, although tried to allay the usual privacy fears: "We have this in mind, and we will have a solution".

4K is the buzzword of the moment, and failing to match that resolution would make the OnePlus TV a hard sell.

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