OnePlus last year expanded to the TV market with the Q-series, after their success in smartphone manufacturing. They have gone further with the introduction of the new U-Series and Y-Series TVs to its lineup, all running on Google’s Android TV OS.
OnePlus TV was originally a high-end smart TV as it comes with special features like the retractable soundbar, but the U-Series and Y-Series are more restrained. The focus of both series is to deliver a high-quality experience but with a cost that is normally not related to the features.
There is just one model of the OnePlus TV U-Series — OnePlus TV 55U1. A 4K panel is attached to the 55-inch TV metal frame with a carbon fiber effect. The bezels upfront in all models are very slim, with a sleek design and a 30W speaker.
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OnePlus Y-Series TV, on the other hand, is focused on a more reduced price, and more significantly, it comes in different sizes. The display of the OnePlus TV 43Y1 and OnePlus TV 32Y1 are 1080p and 720p respectively, but the picture quality and performance remain the same. In addition, there’s also the dual-10W audio speakers.
All three models mentioned will have LED panels. The DCI-P3 color gamut will cover up to 93% with HDR10 and support for Dolby Vision. The resolution will be the only change in all sizes.
OnePlus has debuted a couple of new features in these TV models. There’s the Data Saver Plus, a special mode that will alert users whenever a certain amount of data is used, this will be helpful when on limited internet plans. Also, there’s the Kids Mode, which will offer parental control whenever it is activated together with a watch timer.
They are all built on top of Android TV, with built-in support for Netflix and Prime Video. The 55U1 is powered by the MediaTek MT5887 processor paired with 3GB of RAM and storage of 16GB. On the other hand, the OnePlus Y-Series TV has its RAM reduced to 1GB and 8GB of storage.
The price of the 55U1 is pegged at Rs. 49,999 (~Php33,200), while the price of the Y-Series is Rs. 22,999 (~Php15,300) for the 43-inch model and Rs. 12,999 (~Php8,700) for the 32-inch model. These models, for now, are exclusive to India. It is expected to be available on Amazon from July 5. International pricing and availability are yet to be announced.