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OnePlus says its TV will have a 55-inch QLED panel

OnePlus continues to trickle information about the upcoming TV, following news about the September release date and the revelation that it will be called the OnePlus TV. Now we know the first technical details of the product, thanks to one chatter from OnePlus India: it uses a 55-inch QLED panel.

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Earlier submissions suggested Android-based models of between 43 and 75 inches in size, with the 43-inch variant apparently also en route to India. This announcement does not necessarily exclude that, but at least it confirms that India will get a 55-inch version. The 75-inch model is likely to come to the US and China.

QLED is Samsung's marketing term for quantum dot LED screen technology – it is nothing like OLED, despite the similar name. QLED panels still rely on LED backlight, unlike OLED where each individual pixel emits its own light, so the image quality of a QLED TV depends largely on how effective the backlight is. For example, the number of local dim zones is crucial for HDR performance.

In other words, we still can't say much about the OnePlus TV until we see it for ourselves. But that's the case with every TV, really, and that time won't be that far away.