During the Huawei Developer Conference in China on Saturday, Huawei Technologies brand Honor introduced Honor Vision, a smart TV that will be the first device to run Huawei’s newly unveiled HarmonyOS. Honor Vision is Honor’s first smart display and it’ll arrive packing Huawei’s Honghu 818 Intelligent Display Chipset and the maker’s AI Camera NPU chipset.
According to Honor, the Honor TV will feature the company’s ‘Sharp Tech innovations,’ serving as a smart display for controlling other devices and sharing information in addition to watching television. The model will feature a 55-inch 4K HDR display with a ‘Full-View’ design that eschews bezels on three sides of the device.
Honor says its smart display has a screen-to-body ratio of 94-percent, sporting a 0.27-inch full metal frame, diamond-pattern back panel, TÜV Rheinland Eye Comfort Mode, and a built-in light with a breathing effect. Two different versions of Honor Vision will be launched, a standard unit with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage, as well as a Pro version that bumps the storage to 32GB.
Users will be able to easily share content from a phone or tablet to the smart display, according to Honor, which plans to offer Miracast, DLNA, and one-tap NFC pairing. As well, the ‘control management’ capabilities will be hinged on the HiLink IoT platform and users will be able to send images from smartphones to the Honor Vision TV using the Family Note Function and Huawei Share.
Of course, the Honor Vision’s primary function will be as a smart television, one that’ll have access to various unspecified video and audio platforms, as well as Huawei Video. Users will be able to directly purchase movies, music, TV shows, and other content, though the company hasn’t said which apps will be supported by HarmonyOS.
Rounding out the features will be a Smart Pop-up AI Camera that’ll use artificial intelligence to track users’ bodies, detect their posture, and recognize their faces. The smart TV will also feature dual-band WiFi capable of download speeds up to 1.7Gbps. The standard model is priced at RMB 3,799 ($537 USD) and the Pro model at RMB 4,799 ($679 USD).