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The Honor Vision Smart TV is the First HarmonyOS-Powered Device

A peek at the potential of Huawei’s in-house OS

Together with the announcement of Huawei’s ambitious, multi-device operating system, Honor unveiled its smart TV offering with the Honor Vision. Available in regular and Pro models, the Honor Vision is packed with features, starting with a 55-inch 4K IPS panel with 400nits of peak brightness, 87% NTSC color accuracy, 178-degree viewing angle, and TUV Rheinland certification for blue light protection.

The Honor Vision is housed in a skinny metal frame that gives it an insane 94% screen-to-body ratio. Powering it is a Honghu 818 octa-core processor and a HiSilicon Hi1103 chip. The latter gives the Honor Vision support for 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz WiFi and peak download rates of up to 1.7Gbps, while the former gives the smart TV features like Motion Estimate and Motion Compensation (MEMC), High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDR), Super-Resolution (SR), Noise Reduction (NR), Dynamic Contrast Improvement (DCI), Auto Color Management (ACM) and Local Dimming (LD).

The Pro version is unique for its pop-up front camera that is intended for video calls. Paired with a HiSilicon Hi3516DV300 NPU chipset, the Honor Vision Pro’s camera comes with AI capabilities that include face recognition, body tracking, and posture detection.

All of these features are made possible with HarmonyOS, making the Honor Vision the first device to make use of Huawei’s in-house operating system.

READ: Deep Dive: What Is HarmonyOS?

As a smart TV, the Honor Vision acts as a hub for your smart home needs with HiLink. It also supports DLNA and Miracast for seamless connectivity with your smartphone and tablet, along with NFC for easy pairing.

Aside from the pop-up front camera, the differences between the Honor Vision Pro from the non-Pro model include six 10w speakers (instead of four) and double the internal storage (32GB instead of 16GB on the non-Pro model). The Honor Vision is priced at CNY 3799(~Php 28k) while the Honor Vision Pro is priced at CNY 4799(~Php 35.4k). The non-Pro model is available now in China, while the Pro model will be available on August 15.


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