OnePlus TV will be presented on September 26th, in less than three weeks, but the news circulating around the device (between official and unofficial ones) have created a complete identity, of which one last part is now detected. We are talking about the remote control.
It is Pete Lau himself who publishes on Twitter a photo of the next TV remote control, which you can find in the image below. The design brings to mind the most famous remote control for the Apple TV, with a minimal style and the presence of a few buttons.
Interesting to note that there is an empty button, a OnePlus button, in addition to the Assistant button and a sort of touchpad in the upper part of the device, which could also be simply a directional pad. And now know for sure that the OnePlus TV remote will have a USB-C port. Even if the launch is planned only for India, our curiosity rises.
— Pete Lau (@PeteLau) September 6, 2019
It is worth to mention that previous leaks revealed some details of OnePlus first high-end smart TV with 55-inch and QLED technology. According to the leak, the TV will be powered by a yet-unknown MediaTek MT5670 SoC. This chipset comes with a Mali-G51 Quad-Core GPU. Furthermore, the leaked sheet also reveals the amount of 3GB of RAM. And the presence of Android 9 Pie straight out of the box.
Worth noting that the listing reveals the FHD resolution, however, that’s likely the specific resolution for the Menu. The TV should dynamically switch to the 4K resolution always that required. OnePlus CEO Pete Lau revealed to Gadgets360 that the TV will run an “improved UI” atop Android TV. It’s exactly what the company does with OxygenOS, which is an altered version of vanilla Android. Of course, we can’t say if the UI of the TV will be drastically different from Android TV. The OS will also offer better integration for owners of OnePlus device. That will be able to enter a text on the TV via the handset.