Following the official announcement of HarmonyOS — otherwise known as Hongmeng in China — at the Huawei Developer Conference or HDC 2019, the technology giant launched its first HarmonyOS-running smart televisions under the Honor brand.
The Honor Vision TV and Vision TV Pro are the first — and, currently, the only commercially available consumer electronics to adopt Huawei’s cross-platform operating system.
The Honor Vision TVs are also the first to use the company’s homegrown Honghu 818 chipset paired with an octa-core processor, an artificial-intelligent camera NPU [neural processing unit] chip, and a “flagship-grade” WiFi spec.
Developed by Honor itself, Honghu 818 is baked with many features, such as HDR imaging, picture upscaling, noise reduction, dynamic contrast improvement, auto color management, and local dimming.
The Vision TV and Vision TV Pro include a pop-up camera, which is fitted with facial-recognition, body-tracking, and posture-detection technologies. The camera is good for video calls at 1080p resolution, too.
Huawei says the built-in WiFi chip is the first to support 160MHz channel bandwidth with download speeds of up to 1.7Gbps. The chip also allows connections to both 2.4GHz and 5GHz WiFi bands for better performance.
Both the Honor Vision TV and Vision TV Pro feature a 55-inch, 4K screen with thin bezels and a screen-to-body ratio as high as 94%. It is capable of emitting up to 400 nits brightness, offering an impressive 178-degree viewing angle, and displaying up to 87% of the NTSC color space.
The Honor Vision TV with 2GB RAM and 16GB of internal storage is priced at ¥3,799 (around P27,982 or $538). The Honor Vision TV Pro with as much RAM and 32GB storage, on the other hand, will run you ¥4,799 (P35,347 or $679). Both will be available from August 15 in China.
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