Huawei debuts new V-series smart TVs with Devialet sound systems and 4K/120Hz screens
The V Series 2021 are Huawei's latest smart TVs. They come with 4K panels of varying sizes that support 92% of the DCI-P3 color gamut; the HDR Vivid standard and reduced blue-light emissions. They also run HarmonyOS for smart screens, which allow smart-home integration with other devices from the OEM.
This results in typical functions such as smart-home control and voice-search support, which a user can employ with the new "K-Song" mic-shaped remote control accessory. Furthermore, Huawei asserts that a V-series user can connect to wearables (for example, a child's smartwatch) directly through their new TV.
The new TVs also bring back the pop-up selfie cameras seen in their immediate predecessors for these features and more - for example, the V Series 2021 supports remote exercise apps through "30-node skeletal joint-" and motion-tracking.
The new smart screens are also the first developed with input from the OEM's new audio partner, Devialet. This collaboration has resulted in a multi-speaker set-up for each variant of this new line. Accordingly, each SKU has between 1 and 3 pairs of dedicated 8-10W speakers, along with a main woofer with 20-30W of audio power, for a grand total of up to 75W in the top-end variant.
On that note, the V Series 2021 comes in 55- to 85-inch flavors: the V55; V65; V75 and V85. They are all equipped with Huawei's in-house Honghu 818 chipset and 4GB of RAM. The V55 has 16GB of internal storage, rising to 64GB for the remaiing 3 SKUs.
The Huawei V Series 2021 is now available to pre-order from Vmall in China, and will be released for general sale on April 14, 2021. It starts at 5,499 yuan (~US$916) for the V55, whereas the V65 is set at 7,999 yuan (~$1,221), or 13,999 yuan (~$2,137) for the V75. Finally, the V85 goes for 21,999 yuan (~$3,358). Huawei has yet to mention anything like global availability for the new smart screens.