After Xiaomi and OnePlus, Huawei subsidiary Honor is gearing to bring the Honor Vision smart TV to India. The company is now sending out invites to the media for an “unveiling” event for the Honor Vision smart TV on October 14 at the India Mobile Congress show where it is likely to announce more details. It isn’t clear if Honor will launch the product on October 14 or it will simply showcase it – with a launch happening later.
Honor launched the Honor Vision smart TV at its developer conference 2019 in China in August. Not only is it Honor’s first smart screen product, it also packs several technologies – including a pop-up camera module - that set it apart from counterparts. But its biggest highlight is the fact that the Honor Vision smart TV is the world’ first device to run Huawei’s new HarmonyOS operating system.
Also announced at its developer conference 2019, Huawei's HarmonyOS is a microkernel-based, distributed operating system for all scenarios - smartphones, laptops, wearables, basically all connected devices. HarmonyOS is also Huawei’s home-grown answer to Google’s Android (and Microsoft’s Windows) designed to “deliver a cohesive user experience across all devices and user scenarios.”
Huawei is still bullish about its future with Google’s Android – following the recent US trade clampdown - which is why it has also confirmed that it would only use HarmonyOS in its smartphones in the worst-case scenario. In the meantime, we will see other connected devices like the Honor Vision, taking things forward ith regards to its home-grown OS.
--Honghu 818 Intelligent Display Chipset that seemingly “enhances and optimizes image resolution, contrast and color performance through multiple algorithms."
--AI Camera NPU chipset that powers a smart pop-up AI camera for “face recognition, body tracking and posture detection.”
--Wi-Fi chipset which is claimed to be the “world’s first chipset to support a 160MHz bandwidth with a download rate of up to 1.7Gbps.”
The Honor Vision is essentially a 55-inch 4K HDR TV with a full-view design (Honor claims a screen-to-body ratio of a whopping 94 per cent) and a 6.9mm full metal frame. The Pro model of the smart TV also gets a pop-up selfie camera.