OPPO launches its first-ever TVs with a 65-inch QLED flagship model
OPPO unveiled its inaugural big-screen devices at its Wisdom Life exhibition, a conference for new developments in its overall ecosystem. Its new and possibly largest additions run on ColorOS (the OEM's Android skin) TV and boast some impressive specs.
The best example of these may be the new MediaTek MT9950 chipset introduced alongside the OPPO S1 TV. It is the first SoC to bring both 8K video playback support and Wi-Fi 6 to this form factor. It is accompanied by a whopping 8.5GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage in the S1, which, according to OPPO, gives it a boot-up time of 1 second.
The S1 TV is also rated for 210-zone local dimming, 120% of the NTSC color gamut, 1500-nit brighness and is certified for blue-light safety by TUV Rheinland. Its 65-inch QLED panel has a 120Hz refresh rate, but can also vary this spec to as low as 48Hz depending on the content shown.
The R1, on the other hand, does not have many of these high-end specs. However, it still does have 4K (in an LCD panel), 8K playback and 93% of the DCI-P3 color gamut. It also has two 55- and 65-inch SKUs, which are powered by the MediaTek MTK9652 chipset, 2GB RAM and 32GB of storage.
The new OPPO TVs also all have pop-up cameras, speakers tuned by Dynaudio, HDMI 2.1 and remotes that can pair via NFC so that phones from this OEM can also control the new big-screen products. The S1 has been set at a normal price of 7999 yuan (~US$1197); however, OPPO has announced that this will be cut by 1000 yuan (~$150) during China's popular 11.11 sales event.
The R1 55- and 65-inch variants, on the other hand, will be 3299 yuan (~$494) and 4299 yuan (~$643) when they go on sale. This should kick off from November 1, 2020. OPPO is also slated to bring these devices to the Indian market, but the date of such an event is not yet known at this time.