— HONOR launches HONOR Vision, the world’s first smart screen equipped with HarmonyOS
HONOR, a leading smartphone brand, today officially launched the HONOR Vision Series at the 2019 Huawei Developer Conference (HDC). Ushering in a new era for the future of TV, the device is HONOR’s first smart screen product, packed full of HONOR’s “Sharp Tech” innovations. Equipped with three Huawei self-developed intelligent chipsets-the Honghu 818 Intelligent Display Chipset, an AI Camera NPU chipset and a flagship-level Wi-Fi chipset, HONOR Vision is also the world’s first smart screen device to carry Huawei’s self-developed HarmonyOS.
(Mr. George Zhao, President of HONOR, at the HONOR Vision China Launch)
“HONOR Vision is not just television as we know it. It defines the future of television with HONOR’s ‘Sharp Tech’ innovations. HONOR Vision will play a more critical role in the future of smart family life. 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 World’s First Smart Screen equipped with Huawei’s Self-developed HarmonyOS
During the HDC, Huawei launched HarmonyOS, a new microkernel-based, distributed operating system designed to deliver a cohesive user experience across all devices and user scenarios. HarmonyOS will be optimized and gradually adopted across the brand’s smart devices including smart watches, smart screens, in-vehicle systems, and smart speakers. HarmonyOS will be released as an open-source platform worldwide to encourage adoption.
In an age where users demand a holistic intelligent experience at all times across all devices, it is important to have an operating system with improved cross-platform capabilities. According to Mr. Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei’s Consumer Business Group, Huawei’s innovative HarmonyOS supports all user scenarios across a broad range of devices and platforms, in order to deliver a consistent experience with low latency and strong security. Among the smart devices shown at HDC, HONOR Vision is the first smart screen equipped with HarmonyOS.
Synchronized Tri-chips: Honghu 818 Intelligent Chipset, AI Camera NPU Chipset and Flagship-level Wi-Fi Chipset
HONOR Vision brings a number of innovative technologies together to give users an intelligent smart screen experience.
Honghu 818 Intelligent Display Chipset: As the latest intelligent display SoC available globally, “Honghu 818” carries a magic image-processing engine. Equipped with seven advanced image-processing technologies, including 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 “Honghu 818” chipset enhances and optimizes image resolution, contrast and color performance through multiple algorithms. The octa-core processor can handle heavy image-processing on large screens and run multiple tasks simultaneously. MEMC is also capable of delivering high-resolution images, superior sound quality and far-field voice interaction. The processor’s industry-leading bandwidth utilization rate outperforms others by over 50% on average.
AI Camera NPU Chipset: Another “Sharp Tech” innovation, a Smart Pop-up AI Camera equipped with a dedicated HiSilicon Hi3516DV300 NPU chipset enables AI capabilities including face recognition, body tracking and posture detection. The camera’s pop-up design provides a smart and secure user experience, tilting downwards by 10 degrees when wall-mounted and automatically hiding behind the screen when not in use.
Flagship-level Wi-Fi Chipset: HONOR Vision is equipped with a flagship Wi-Fi chipset-the HiSilicon Hi1103. As the world’s first chipset to support a 160MHz bandwidth with a