Just yesterday, August 10, Huawei’s launched the company’s first smart TV ever namely Vision TV under its sub-brand Honor at Huawei Developer’s Conference (HDC) 2019.
Speaking of the display, the TV has a massive 55-inch Ultra-HD 4K resolution with HDR support and nearly invisible bezels on three sides adding immersive 94% screen-to-body ratio. And aesthetically, the TV measures just 6.9mm in thickness and sports 3D arc full metal frame with a diamond texture on the back. On the front, it has a colorful surrounding breathing light.
The Vision TV is powered by the company’s latest and hugely discussed Hongmeng OS (Harmony OS outside China) which offers Magic-link for cross-platform support such as screen mirroring and sharing contents between your phone and the TV. More than that, the applications of the Magic-link is immense, the users can use their connected phone to control the TV, use as a keyboard, and even plug earphones on their phone and use it as a speaker. Besides, it runs on in-house HiSilicon HONGHU 818 quad-core chipset, primarily designed for HONOR Vision TV.
The TV has six far-field microphones to pick up audio from 5m away and 60W (6 x 10W) speakers (on Vision TV Pro) with Huawei Histen to blast immersive 3D surrounding sound. To put it into comparison, most of the smart TVs have 20W speakers only. In addition to that, it can auto adjust the audio depending upon the channel preventing from sudden volume abruption.
It is faster enough to boot up in 2 seconds and wake up from standby mode in mere 1 second.
A pop-up camera on a TV?!
If you thought you were going to get rid of a pop-up camera once the under-display camera tech is fully embraced, well, that’s not going to happen anytime soon. Because now even TV has a pop-up camera. And that’s Vision TV Pro.
The in-built AI pop-up camera is not just any camera but one with facial recognition capabilities. The AI employed can track your face and switch between larger and smaller screens for 1080p video calls regardless of your distance from the TV and can adjust the angle up to 10 degrees. Also keeping privacy in mind, the camera will only pop-up when the video call is made and the rest of the time, it would be closed.
Honor Vision TV Specifications
- Display: 55-inch 4K (3840 x 2160 pixels) display with 87% NTSC Color Gamut, 400 nit brightness 178-degree viewing angle
- Chipset: HONGHU 818 Quad-Core (28nm)
- GPU: 600MHz Mali-G51MP4
- Memory: 2GB RAM, 16GB storage (Vision TV) / 32GB internal storage (Vision TV Pro)
- OS: HarmonyOS 1.0
- Camera: In-built 1080p pop-up camera (Vision TV Pro model only)
- Video: Supports H.265 4K at 60 / 30 fps, H.265 1080P at 60 fps, H.263 1080P at 30 fps
- Speakers: 4x 10W (Vision TV) / 6x 10W speaker, HUAWEI Histen audio
- Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 / 5GHz), Bluetooth 5.0 LE, 3 x HDMI 2.0 ( 1 x HDMI ARC), 1 x USB 3.0, 1 x AV, 1 x DTMB, 1 x S/PDIF, 1 x Ethernet port
Honor Vision TV Price and Availability
The Honor Vision TV is available for CNY 3799 (USD 537 / Rs. 61,000 approx.) and the Vision TV Pro for CNY 4799 (USD 679 / Rs. 77,000 approx.) Though the TV will be available for order starting yesterday in China, more than 10,000 units were already pre-ordered on JD.com. It goes on sale in China starting from the 15th of August.
To us, we feel these days, TV aren’t just TVs but a computer hanging on the wall. What are your thoughts on this— a TV with a pop-up camera? Let us know in the comments down below.
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