Huawei unveils Honor Vision TV, it’s first HarmonyOS device

Huawei unveils Honor Vision TV, it’s first HarmonyOS device

Huawei has been developing its own operating system for a while now in case time comes that it can't use Android anymore.

HarmonyOS, previously code-named "Hongmeng" or "Ark", is an important part of Huawei's effort to develop alternatives in response to sanctions on U.S. technology it needs to make its gear.

HarmonyOS will see initial deployment in smart devices like smart watches, smart screens, in-vehicle systems, and smart speakers.

Huawei officially revealed and confirmed its first operating system (OS) called HarmonyOS, which will replace Android on Huawei's devices, according to a statement from the Huawei Developer's Conference on Thursday, in Songshan Lake, China. It is not only a home entertainment center, but also an information sharing center, a control management center and a multi-device interaction center, " said Mr. George Zhao, President of HONOR.

The Chinese telecom equipment maker has previously acknowledged publicly that it had its own operating system in the works.

Like Android, which is far and away the world's most widely used smartphone operating system, Harmony will be released as open-source software.

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Alongside Vision TV, Honor will also release a Pro version of the Smart TV.

"We hope to bring greater harmony to this world", he said. The smart TV is powered by HONGHU 818 quad-core SoC.

Flagship-level Wi-Fi Chipset: HONOR Vision is equipped with a flagship Wi-Fi chipset-the HiSilicon Hi1103. Apart from auto audio adjustment capability, Vision TV Pro offers an immersive audio experience with the help of six 10W speakers with Huawei Histen audio effects. Yu said that Harmony would gradually be incorporated into the company's other smart devices over the next three years.

This will allow developers to more efficiently build apps that run on multiple devices. The Honor TV needs to be operated from a phone or tablet to use as a TV and also be a second screen for their device.

The 55-inch smart screen features a 4K UHD display and is capable of reaching a 400-nit brightness with a very wide 178-degree viewing angle.

The standard Honor Vision with 16GB of onboard storage will be offered at 3499 Yuan (£415.65) while the Honor Vision Pro with 32GB of internal memory is priced at 4799 Yuan (£570.07). You can also use your smartphone as a remote control while also gaining the ability to cast your display at a resolution of 1080p. The Honor Vision series flaunts a three-side bezel-less Full-View design offering up to 94 percent screen-to-body ratio.

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