Huawei Unveils Honor Vision TV with HarmonyOS
Last week, Huawei showed the world its HarmonyOS operating system, and now the company has revealed a pair of smart TVs that will be using the software: the Honor Vision and Honor Vision Pro. Gadgets360 anticipates that the pair will be released in China on August 15. The Honor Vision will cost ¥3,799 (approximately $540), while the Honor Vision Pro will retail for ¥4,799 (approximately $680).
A sub-brand of Huawei, Honor calls itself a “trendsetting tech brand for global youth.” While Honor’s main products include uniquely designed smartphones for the younger generation, the company is keeping to the same methodology with the Honor Vision. Huawei has alluded to the notion that while children and older adults seek simplicity from their TVs while the generations in between want something a little more intuitive.
The 55-inch TVs include a 4K display, Huawei’s Honghu 818 chipset, and an octa-core processor. Viewers can use them much like a smart home hub to access weather information, track packages, and more using their smartphone. The Honor Vision Pro TV also offers 1080p and 30fps video calling through the popup camera and six far-field microphones. Users can also setup the camera to perform facial recognition and posture detection. It can also be adjusted by 10 degrees downward for an optimal viewing experience. When its not in use, the camera tucks away neatly into the body of the TV to ensure the user’s utmost level of privacy. The Honor Vision Pro also includes six 10W speakers, while the Honor Vision only comes with four.
Despite Huawei’s excitement for HarmonyOS to be included in other devices like smartphones, wearables, smart speakers, and tablets, the Chinese tech firm says its focus right now is on these “smart screens.” The software will not be included in Huawei’s phones just yet as they are still using Google’s Android operating system. Huawei CEO, Richard Yu told reporters on Friday that he prefers using Android for the company’s smartphones, but that his company could easily switch to HarmonyOS “immediately” if need be.