It is no surprise that OnePlus launches its smartphones in the time between May and June, but might soon break the habit. OnePlus has sent out invites for a closed-door meet ahead of the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019. Although the invite doesn't say much, apart from "Reimagine the future with OnePlus."
But it is highly likely that OnePlus would launch the new TV it promised last year, or maybe even a new smartphone since it is the "Mobile" World Congress, after all.
OnePlus CEO Pete Lau expressed his interest in the Smart TV space, with a special emphasis on the connected future.
"I dream about a time when technology is truly seamless, an effortless part of your life without being the focus. As other consumer electronics have evolved and improved our lives, televisions have remained conventional and cumbersome," said Lau.
He hinted at developing an AI-assistant for the smart TV, which will be armed with high-quality hardware, seamless user experience and a minimalistic design.
It wouldn’t be surprising if the OnePlus TV came with a 4K display with HDR capabilities and an in-house AI-assistant similar to Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant, with a more visual element.
However, it is the new smartphone, most likely the OnePlus 7, that most of us are excited about.
Reports suggest that the OnePlus 7 will most like come with Qualcomm's latest chipset, the Snapdragon 855, which has already made its debut with the Lenovo Z5 Pro GT. Since OnePlus 6 and 6T received a lot of criticism for their lacklustre cameras, it also might be safe to assume that OnePlus might be working on a better camera module. Reports suggest that it might as well include Sony’s 48-megapixel IMX 586 sensor with pixel binning capabilities for better low light performance.
It might also come with the Warp Charge 30, present on the OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition, as standard. It might also carry on the in-display fingerprint scanner from the OnePlus 6T.