(MENAFN - NewsBytes) Huawei enters television space with Honor Vision smart TV
11 Aug 2019
Taking on rivals like Samsung, LG, and Xiaomi, Chinese tech giant Huawei has forayed into the television segment with two new offerings from its Honor sub-brand.
Dubbed as Honor Vision and Honor Vision Pro, the smart TVs offer a 4K display, built-in pop-up camera, upto 60W speakers and Hongjun 818 chipset.
Notably, these TVs are also the first devices to run on Hauwei's HarmonyOS.
Honor Vision TVs: At a glance
Design and display
The Honor Vision and Honor Vision Pro feature a slim 3D arc design with narrow metal bezels to offer a screen-to-body ratio of 94%.
Both models feature a 55-inch 4K display (3840×2160) with upto 400 nits of brightness and 178° viewing angle.
The Pro variant also packs a 1080p pop-up camera that rises from the top of the frame during video calling.
Under the hood
The Honor Vision TV-series comes with Hongjun 818 chipset, Mali-G51 GPU, 2GB RAM, and upto 32GB built-in storage. The processor supports H.265 4K video playback at upto 60fps, 64MP image decoding, HDR, noise reduction, and super-resolution upscaling.
The TVs also pack four 10W speakers (six 10W speakers on Pro model) and six microphones that offer a 5-meter range to summon the YoYo voice assistant.
Honor Vision TVs run on HarmonyOS
Honor's Vision TVs are the first devices to run on Huawei's Harmony OS, a rival to Android. The UI has a "magazine-style" layout which is tailored for the large-screen format.
Further, the OS comes packed with new-age features including integrations with multiple local Chinese services, DLNA standard screencasting, video doorbell integration, and a streaming assistant that helps find the right service based on content.
Pricing and availability
The Honor Vision costs 3,799 yuan ( roughly Rs. 38,200) for the standard model with 16GB storage and 4,799 yuan (approx. 48,300) for the Pro model with 32GB storage.
The pre-orders for both models are currently live in China and they will go on sale from August 15th. As for international availability, there is no word yet from the company.