Huawei's first own-brand TV represents the OEM's Vision of the smart home
Huawei introduced the new Vision smart screen (as opposed to the Honor version released earlier in the year) at its latest launch event. It will initially become available in 65- and 75-inch SKUs, although its presenter Richard Yu asserts that it will gain 85- and 55-inch variants in the future. The OEM, like some others, envisages that this new product will be placed as the master control of a user’s automated or smart home.
To this end, it has a pop-up camera in order to authenticate and recognize different viewers. Huawei CEO Richard Yu also stated that the new Huawei Vision also had the hardware for an AI to enact “always-on” listening in order to assist the user in a myriad of potential tasks.
The Huawei Vision smart screen also has an “8+1+1” sound system with 5.1 surround, for its audio and smart-speaker functions. Yu also claims that it can co-ordinate all the internet-of-things (IoT) equipment in its vicinity with HiLink, and also support work-related pursuits such as conferencing with Intelligent Live Control and Huawei Share.
The Vision’s panel itself is quantum dot with 100% of the NTSC color-space and a theoretical refresh rate of up to 120 hertz. It also has a remote control with a touchpad, buttons for voice-control, menus, power and some other features that charges via USB type C. However, despite all this detail, Huawei did not disclose the availability or pricing scheme for this new TV.