Harmony OS makes its debut on the Honor Vision TV

We look down on the Honor Vision. It’s simply the angle although

FRESH FROM the announcement of Huawei’s new one-size-fits-all working system Harmony OS, the first product to run on it has been revealed.

As anticipated, and considerably weirdly, the honour goes to… properly, Honor, the millennial upstart sub-brand, fairly than the predominant Huawei moniker.

Specifically, its the much-trailed Honor Vision TV, the first foray from both facet of the firm into tellies.

It’s a 55in 4K HDR tellybox with teeny-tiny bezels – Honor claims it has a 94 per cent display ratio. But its USP has received to be a pop-up 4MP webcam which turns the TV into a strong video calling interface. It tucks away when not wanted (for peace of thoughts as a lot as something) and if mandatory, it may be pivoted barely to face the couch correctly.

Specs embrace a quadcore Honghu 818 SoC with two Cortex A73 and two A5 cores. Graphics rendering comes from a Mali G51 MP4, and there is a neural processing unit (NPU) for recognition and monitoring options with are nonetheless to be absolutely outlined. There’s 2GB of RAM and a selection of 16GB or 32GB of onboard storage.

It has Yo-Yo for a voice assistant however says that if it strikes into the West, it is going to substitute it for Google Assistant. Other options embrace NFC, Bluetooth 5.0, 3xHDMI 2.Zero and 1x USB 3.0, together with an ethernet port.

Honor Link means that you can use a Huawei/Honor cellphone/pill to distant into the telly to regulate settings, set recordings or solid information.

At the second, Honor Vision continues to be a China-only product, nevertheless it’s notable as a result of will probably be the first Harmony OS-powered gadget. It’ll retail at the pretty affordable value of 3799 yuan (£446) for the 16GB mannequin, or 4799 yuan (£563) for the 32GB model.

Choosing a tv as the first use of HarmonyOS could seem slightly unorthodox, however the firm is obvious that it needs the OS to finally be capable of change Windows and Android, so a tv, which has a extra restricted function set is definitely an effective way to showcase what it is able to, earlier than the first funds handset, anticipated in the Autumn rolls out. μ

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