Looks like OPPO is going to launch its first Smart TV in India in Q1 2022 according to the latest report from 91mobiles. But it’s not the first time OPPO is launching a Smart TV. OPPO has launched a variety of televisions in China over the last few years. Their most recent launch was the Smart TV K9 Series in May this year. The K9 series was further expanded with a 75″ model in September that was preceded by 43″, 55″, and 65″ models.
What To Expect?
We can expect similar specifications to the Chinese variants for the first Smart TV series to be launched in India by OPPO. They may launch a rebranded K9 series in India. Another possibility might be a whole new series of Smart televisions exclusively made for India. All models in the K9 series had 60Hz LCDs with HDR10+ and HLG support. Quadcore MediaTek chipset was used in all models and they had ColorOS 2.0 operating system. There were differences as well in the different sized models. The 43-inch model had an FHD (1920 x 1080 pixels) screen with a 60Hz refresh rate, 230 nits typical brightness level, and low blue light mode. On the other hand, the 55-inch and 65-inch versions sported a 4K (3840 x 2160 pixels) display with a 60Hz refresh rate, 1.07 billion colors, 93% DCI-P3 color gamut, ΔE<2 color accuracy, 300 nits typical brightness level, and low blue light mode. Additionally, the 65-inch variant also supported 60Hz dynamic MEMC. So we can expect Smart TVs with similar hardware capabilities to launch in India.
Why Smart TVs?
India is a market where the potential for the growth of smart televisions is massive. BBK electronics brands like OnePlus and Realme have already entered the Smart TV market in India. They are giving tough competition to Xiaomi, Samsung, LG, and Sony. OPPO is a fairly reputed brand in India. They can capture the budget Smart TV market by providing decent value for money. Indian consumers always prefer brands that offer the best value for their money. I hope these brands also launch their televisions globally to a wider audience. Because competition is always better. Its better for brands to push them to do better and better for consumers as they get more options to choose from.