OnePlus Follow Huawei With Smart TV Entry
Fellow Chinese smartphone manufacturer, OnePlus, has followed in the steps of Huawei, expanding into the smart TV category as early as next month.
While the brand is not available to officially buy in Australia, it follows the unexpected entry of fellow Chinese vendors Xiaomi and Vivo into JB Hi-Fi stores.
OnePlus is a subsidiary of BBK Electronics, who also own Oppo and Vivo.
The brand has received notable praise for its high-tech smartphones internationally, with its smart TV hotly anticipated and scrutinised.
“I’m a firm believer that TV will not only become the centre of our smart home, but also the centre of our daily smart social hub,” claims OnePlus Founder, Pete Lau.
As a surprise to some, the OnePlus smart TV will be available exclusively in India next month, before rolling out to other regions.
“We are also working hard to launch OnePlus TV in North America, Europe and China regions as soon as we establish partnerships with most of local and regional content providers,” he wrote in a blog post.
“We have always had a very positive relationship with content providers in India, who have always been willing to partner with us, which guarantees great content for our users.”