Honor’s new TVs are like large smartphones on a wall

The new TVs will feature Huawei’s own OS HarmonyOS
12 August 2019 / 11:54IST

And as though there wasn’t a shortage of TV brands around! Huawei’s sub brand Honor launched two new smart TVs that look like a huge smartphone hung up on a wall. The TVs will run on Huawei’s own HarmonyOS operating system and are built around three of their own chipsets—the Honghu 818 Intelligent Display Chipset, an AI Camera NPU chipset and a flagship-level Wi-Fi chipset. The TVs will be a first in the segment to come with a pop-up camera that allows for face recognition, body tracking and body posture detection, and also neatly hides behind the display when not in use. Down to the hardware, the two TVs feature a 55in 4K UHD 400-nit panel, TUV Rheinland-certified blue light protection, and a thin profile of just 6.9mm. At the core is a 2.4GHz chip with dual-band Wi-Fi. The TVs will show up in two variants — 2GB/16GB (Standard) and 2GB/32GB (Pro) which are currently available in China for RMB3799 (Approx ₹38,000) and RMB4799 (Approx ₹48,000) respectively. There’s no word whether the two will be available internationally.