The first day of the three days of Huawei annual developer conference (HDC 2019) that started on Friday saw to the unveiling of Huawei’s first full-fledged multi-device open-source operating system dubbed HarmonyOS. On the second day, which is today, the firm has introduced its first smart TV at the ongoing event.

The Honor Vision TV as called, is Huawei hardware product that will first runs its proprietary HarmonyOS. The smart TV also comes in “Pro” version with added functionality. The device features a 55-inch 4K (3840 x 2160 pixels) HDR display with full screen three-sided borderless design that let it achieve an impressive 94% screen-to-body ratio.

The sides frame are metal, and it has a diamond texture on the back. Huawei does not revealed if its new TV uses an OLED or IPS panel, but the company said that the display have 400 nits brightness and 178-degree viewing angle, and that it has an 87% NTSC color gamut. It is 6.9mm thick at its thinnest point.

Diving in, the Honor Vision is powered by a 2GHz HONGHU 818 quad-core processor that have dual Cortex A73 CPUs and dual Cortex A53 CPUs. Paired with the processor are Mali-G51 MP4 GPU, 2GB RAM, and 16GB storage. The Honor Vision TV Pro comes with a 32GB storage but retain the rest. The Honor Vision TV Pro also has a pop up inbuilt camera with an artificial intelligence capabilities, which the normal version lacked.

Huawei Honor Vision TV

The pop-up AI camera can track face and can seamlessly transitioned between large and small screen during video call, irrespective of the distance. Six far-field microphones integrated makes sure voice is heard loud and clear at far distance from the TV. Moreover, users can use the pre-installed voice assistant to control the TV.

The large screen cater to immersive viewing, but to make the overall entertainment enjoyment more inducing, 40W speakers (4x10W) are equipped on the normal version, while the Pro version comes with 60W speakers (6x10W) – both enhanced by Huawei Histen audio technology.

The Honor Vision TV “Magic Link” feature let users easily share or mirror multimedia contents on their smartphone to the TV wirelessly, thanks to WiFi (dual band) onboard. Other connectivity presents are Bluetooth 5.0 LE, 3x HDMI 2.0 ports, 1x USB 3.0 port, 1x AV, 1x S/PDIF, 1x DMTB, and 1x Ethernet port. A Bluetooth remote control is included in the box.

The TV can boot from standby in 1 second and can boot up when off within 2 seconds. The Honor Vision TV is priced at CN¥ 3799 (US$537), while the Vision TV Pro costs CN¥ 4799 (US$679). Pre-order begins today and sales on August 15th in China.

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