OnePlus launched the highly-anticipated OnePlus TV and the OnePlus 7T in India last week. On the sidelines of the event, company CEO Pete Lau spoke with journalists and reportedly said that the OnePlus TV will be manufactured in India by next year. Further, the executive also shed light on why the Chinese tech giant has chosen to skip wireless charging in the OnePlus 7T.
Lau said that currently the TVs are being imported, but the company will start manufacturing them in India by the end of 2019 or in early 2020. The OnePlus TV line-up includes the OnePlus TV 55 Q1 and the OnePlus TV 55 Q1 Pro, and they are priced at Rs 69,900 and Rs 99,900, respectively. Apart from this, company co-founder Carl Pei confirmed that the company won’t launch any affordable TVs like its Chinese counterparts in the near future. The company wants to cater to a more premium market segment – just like the OnePlus smartphones. Click this link to read more about OnePlus TV.
The OnePlus 7T is an upgrade to this year’s OnePlus 7 smartphone. Since OnePlus has now expanded and crossed the Rs 50,000 mark with OnePlus 7 Pro, for some, it can no longer be considered as a company that offers high-end phones at an affordable price. However, with OnePlus 7T, the company has tried to keep the price tag in check and is changing its business strategy. As per the current state of things, it seems that OnePlus wants to keep the customers who purchase the affordable high-end phones, as well as rope-in those who can shell out more money to get some extra features.
One feature that has not been able to make it to the affordable high-end premium as well as the premium OnePlus phones is wireless charging. While its competitors are already offering wireless charging, OnePlus is said to be still working on it. As per Lau, the company considered the idea of including the tech in its phones but chose to skip it.
He said that the company wants the wireless charging standard on OnePlus phones to be on a par with its Warp Charging tech. Lau added that the company is facing heating issues while testing wireless charging at 30W. The OnePlus 6T comes with 3800mAh battery (100mAh more than the OnePlus 7) and Warp Charge 30T charging technology. Lau claimed that the latest tech is 23 per cent faster than its previous iteration, and it can charge the phone from 0 to 70 per cent in about thirty minutes. To read about the phone, click this link. If you want to read the difference between both the phones, you can go to this link.