- OnePlus launched its 7T smartphone model and long-awaited OnePlus TV in India
- It claims its fingerprint scanner is the fastest and smoothest in the world
- The TV comes with Android TV-based Oxygen Play
OnePlus has launched the OnePlus 7T smartphone and category-entrant OnePlus TV at an event held at the Indira Gandhi Arena. Both are India-first launches. The much-advertised event was also live-streamed at Chennai’s Phoenix Marketcity, Bangalore’s Orion Mall, and Mumbai’s Phoenix Kurla. Co-founders Pete Lau and Carl Pei were both at the event.
OnePlus 7T with a triple camera system, Fluid AMOLED display
OnePlus took off the wraps at an event in New Delhi at its latest smartphone, the OnePlus 7T. The device is 8.1 mm thin with special emphasis on looks, tapers on the sides to just 3.2 mm, and weighs 190 grams.
OnePlus 7 T is equipped with a robust triple camera setup in a well-polished circular ring module. There is a 48MP broad lens of high resolution, an ultra-wide-angle lens of 117 degrees and a 2x telephoto lens, making photography a full delight. Featuring in Frosted Silver and Glacier Blue, it radiates a soft glow from its matte-frosted glass material with light bouncing off.
It also boasts a set of powerful dual stereo speakers featuring Dolby Atmos for a more immersive and dynamic movie and headphone-free gaming experience.
A 6.55-inch Fluid AMOLED display with a refresh rate of 90 Hz is sported by the smartphone. The display reduces potentially harmful blue light by 40% and can achieve a maximum brightness of more than 1000 nits, making it easier to look at your phone screen even in outdoors. It also has protection with 3D Corning Gorilla Glass.
OnePlus has introduced a ‘chromatic reading mode’ to improve the reading experience, which will display low saturation colours on the screen when switched on.
The new Warp Charge 30 T will be 23% faster than OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro for the 7 T charge. It has a battery of 3,800mAh.
It also has HDR10 + support for Netflix, and for YouTube and Amazon Prime, it has video support for HDR. The tech giant has also upgraded its fingerprint unlocking technology in-display, claiming it will now make it the fastest, smoothest unlock fingerprint anywhere. For an enhanced audio experience, the phone sports stereo speakers and Dolby Atmos.
The price of both variants is:
8/128 GB— Rs 37,999
8/256 GB— Rs 39,999
The phones will go on sale from Saturday in two colour options-Glacier Blue and Frosted Silver. At the OnePlus pop-ups in Bengaluru, Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai, Pune, Kolkata and Ahmedabad, customers can also buy the phone a day earlier on Friday.
India-first 55-inch OnePlus TV with 4K QLED display
The new OnePlus TV, powered by Android, sets its foot in the premium category and works as a new device built to be the central hub of a connected smart home. It is the company’s first step into the connected home market.
With a 55-inch QLED panel, the smart TV comes in 2 variants – with and without a soundbar. OnePlus TV Q1 is priced at Rs 69,900, and Q1 Pro will be available at Rs 99,900.
The smart TV will sport 4K custom-built QLED display, carbon-fibre back panel, 90Hz fluid screen, ultra-slim bezels, HDR10+ support, Dolby Atmos for cinematic sound, magnetic backplate, gamma colour magic chip, in-built casting facility, voice-enabled feature via Google Assistant and Android TV update for the next three years.
The device will come with eight speakers (six in the front and two in the back). These powerful speakers produce an audio output of 50W. The company said that the soundbar in Q1 Pro will silently slide in and out of the TV at an intensity of 32 decibels. Users also get a sleek remote controller without numbers, minimal buttons and metal unibody TV with the device.
At the launch event, the tech company revealed that it selected competitors in the high-end QLED TV space, performed gamma colour comparison test. It found out that OnePlus TV’s colour range was 13.1% higher and almost 30% higher than those competitors.
With a new OnePlus Connect feature, users can use their OnePlus smartphone to control the TV. Customers can connect the device to Alexa smart speakers as well. Users can access their video streaming platforms like Netflix, YouTube, Amazon Prime Video, Hungama, Eros, Zee5, Hotstar, SonyLiv, among others. It will come with Android TV-based Oxygen Play.
The other Smart TV makers like Mi, are set to get a tough competition from the recently launched OnePlus TV in India.