The OnePlus TV is launching with eight speakers and built-in Dolby Atmos support

by yeshvanth shetty | 4 september 2019

O nePlus TV was announced as a vision for OnePlus in September 2018, outlining the company's aim to give customers a more connected TV experience, to actually make smart TV smart, with seamless smartphone integration. It's part of a bigger move to disrupt the establishment: Honor is also playing the same game with Honor Vision.


Can OnePlus raise the bar for integrated TV sound?


TV speakers are historically not great, a fact that has fueled the soundbar and home theater audio businesses for years. But the latest details about the upcoming OnePlus TV indicate that it might try to change that conversation: a leaked Amazon listing reveals that the OnePlus TV will offer eight integrated speakers with 50W of power and Dolby Atmos support, via 9to5Google.


OnePlus’ entire brand is built on offering premium experiences at more affordable prices. So if the company can offer a high-end TV set that doesn’t break the bank, with speakers that don’t require a separate investment in a soundbar, it could add up to a compelling product. That said, it’ll heavily depend on how much the OnePlus TV costs, a crucial detail that hasn’t leaked yet.


The new information on the speakers joins the other details that have already been revealed: the TV set will offer a 55-inch 4K QLED panel, and it will run Google’s Android TV operating system. According to an announcement from OnePlus founder Pete Lau, the OnePlus TV will launch first in India, with launches to follow in North America, Europe, and China “as soon as we establish partnerships with most of local and regional content providers.”


OnePlus doesn't make TV panels and it doesn't make TVs, but it does have an eye for design. The company has said that it wants to bring "OnePlus' premium flagship design" to the TV category.


OnePlus doesn't make TV panels and it doesn't make TVs, but it does have an eye for design. The company has said that it wants to bring "OnePlus' premium flagship design" to the TV category.