- OnePlus TV is expected to launch later this month
- The TV will be based on the Android TV platform with the latest software
This one is indeed a special year for OnePlus, as the Chinese OEM is diverging a lot from its past year traditions and introducing a bunch of new products in the market. Out of these new products, the OnePlus TV is one thing that the buyers are looking forward to the most right now besides the “T” variants of the OnePlus 7 series. The OnePlus TV is going to debut in a few weeks, and the brand continues to give little tidbits to the fans to keep the hype of the product going. Now in a new revelation, OnePlus has given us a sneak peek into its OnePlus TV remote. The OnePlus TV remote surely gives away a few indications, so let’s check out what they are going to be.
OnePlus TV Remote: What Do We Get to Know About OnePlus TV?
This new image is courtesy of OnePlus CEO Pete Lau and has been posted on Twitter. The image is likely to remind the people of Apple TV remote, and surely the metal finish on the remote gives it a more premium feel. Now although the executive has not shared what each button is supposed to do and what’s so special about this remote, the image itself can help us identify some of those things.
On the top side of the remote, there is a control pad that is likely to help the users in navigating the UI on their OnePlus TV. This is also likely to help them in flipping channels, moving around, and selecting content. Below this control pad is the other set of buttons which seem to be each dedicated for a particular function. Out of these buttons, one button clearly appears to be the Google Assistant button, and it will help the users in accessing entertainment platforms, getting weather updates and controlling their smart home devices using voice commands. There also appears to be a button with a OnePlus logo on it, and it might be used to control OnePlus specific apps.
OnePlus TV Remote: Additional Buttons
Further, we also see a button with a hamburger menu icon on it, which will supposedly pull up a menu of some sorts we believe. Also, there is an elongated capsule-shaped button with two controls which are likely to be controls for going back and selection. It is also worth noting that the volume bar has been placed on the right edge of the remote like the modern-day smartphones and on the lower edge of the remote, the users are going to find a USB Type-C port which can be used to charge the remote. Overall, it can be said that the OnePlus TV remote gives a premium feel and we already know that OnePlus has revealed its intentions of making the OnePlus TV a premium offering which will go against the likes of LG, Samsung and Sony. The OnePlus TV is expected to launch soon, probably by the end of this month, but an exact launch date remains unknown at this point.
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