Honor Vision TV will be the first device to run on HarmonyOS

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After the release of HarmonyOS at the Huawei Developer Conference in China last week, we also saw the announcement of the Honor Vision TV which will be the first product to run its new OS. As we all know, ever since Google suspended Huawei’s Android license, Huawei is attempting to reduce its reliance on Google’s Android. This will be Huawei’s first step to unleashing the all in one approach it aims to achieve with the HarmonyOS.

Honor Vision TV: Specifications

The TV will be a 55-inch device with tiny bezels capable of 4K streaming and a pixel density of 3840 x 2160 px. Honor claims that the device has a 94 percent screen-body ratio. The display panel can produce 400 nits of brightness and has a 178 degree wide viewing angle. The Honor TV also maintains a very slim profile with measuring just 6.9mm at its thinnest point.

Additionally, the Honor Vision TV also comes with a 4MP pop-camera that can be used for video calling. The camera only pops up when video calling and tucks away neatly when not needed. The device will be powered by a quadcore Honghu 818 SoC with two Cortex A73 and two A5 cores. There’s 2GB of RAM and a choice of 16GB or 32GB of onboard storage. The graphic rendering is handled by the Mali G51 MP4. Another handy feature is the Yo-Yo voice assistance built into the device. The company plans to substitute it with Google Assistant when it moves to the west.

The Honor Vision smart TV (via The Verge)

Other features include NFC, Bluetooth 5.0, 3xHDMI 2.0 and 1x USB 3.0, along with an ethernet port. The Honor Vision TV also includes Honor Link which enables you to use your smartphone as a control for your TV. It also allows you to cast at a 1080p resolution without the need of a dedicated app.

Pricing and availability

At the moment, the Honor Vision TV is only on sale in China. It’ll retail at the fairly reasonable price of £446 (Dh 1990.57 ) for the 16GB model or £563 (Dh 2512.76) for the 32GB version.