OnePlus has officially announced that it has partnered with Dolby Laboratories, and as a part of their tie-up with the audio tech company, the upcoming OnePlus TV will support Dolby Vision imaging technology and Dolby Atmos audio for cinematic experience. The Chinese company says that the OnePlus TV is crafted exclusively for India and it will be equipped with a 55-inch 4K QLED panel. The confirmation comes two days after an Amazon India landing page teased the Dolby technologies in the television.
‘As we expand into the Smart TV space, this collaboration with Dolby will give our users an unparalleled cinematic experience in the comfort of their homes. We intend to give our community one of the best technologies available in the industry, be it software or hardware. Dolby is a pioneer in the industry when it comes to sound and imaging and we’re confident that this collaboration will set new global benchmarks and pave the way for many more technological innovations,’ Vikas Agarwal, General Manager, OnePlus India, said in a statement.
Earlier this week, OnePlus announced that its TV will come equipped with eight speakers and it will deliver an output of 50 watts. OnePlus CEO Pete Lau had already confirmed that the OnePlus TV will run Android TV – Google’s proprietary operating system for TVs – and it will receive software updates for at least three years. In the latest development, Lau has teased the remote control of the TV on Twitter.
Take a closer look. The power is in your hand! #OnePlusTV pic.twitter.com/TL5ymlOWIz— Pete Lau (@PeteLau) 6 September 2019
The remote has five buttons and a D-pad on the upper part. The D-pad is likely to be used for navigation. On the right edge, we can see a long button which could be the volume rocker. One of the other five buttons sports a OnePlus logo, and the one below it has the Google Assistant markings. This confirms that the OnePlus TV will have Google Assistant built-in. Below it is the hamburger menu, which is generally used to pull up options. We can also see the regular back and home buttons. There is no clarity on the functionality of the remaining one button. Interestingly, there is a USB Type-C port on the bottom, which suggests that the remote may not use removable batteries. We’ll get to know more about this in the coming days and we’ll keep you posted.