Following in the footsteps of other leading handset makers that have released their own smart TVs, Oppo is all set to make its foray in the smart TV segment.
The first smart television from the Chinese phone maker is slated to hit the store shelves on Oct. 19, but it will first launch in its home market. The company revealed its plan to enter the home entertainment market with its first smart TV well in advance but didn’t share an exact timeline.
Hinting at its interest in going back to holding physical events, Oppo announced it will have an event in Shanghai where the company will unveil its first television. Tech companies have resorted to holding virtual launch events amid the coronavirus pandemic, but Oppo is planning a to physical venues with television, indicating something big will be unveiled.
The teaser does not divulge a lot of details about the TV, except for what we can guess from the tagline, “One More Step.” China’s 3C certification website listing suggests there will be two models including one with a 55-inch size panel and another with a 65-inch panel. The first one has a model number A55UB00, while the second one bears a model number A65UB00.
Recently surfaced reports suggest the teaser hints at a selfie camera on the TV, probably to enable video calling on big screens, which seems highly unlikely. Honor had earlier launched a smart TV with an inbuilt camera on top of it. Although announced for India last year, the TV never went up for sale.
So far, we only know that the television will sport a 4K QLED panel with a 120Hz refresh rate and will be backed by a MEMC chip. More details are likely to surface online ahead of the smart TV’s launch. Stay tuned in here for more updates!