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The first-generation Huawei TV may launch next month

Huawei may release its 1st smart TV soon. (Source: TechnoBlitz)
Huawei may release its 1st smart TV soon. (Source: TechnoBlitz)
Last year, we reported on rumors that Huawei was working on its first smart TV. Now, a Chinese news outlet claims that its sources have told it these products are nearly ready for release. These products are apparently to be released in 55- or 65-inch variants.

Huawei is one of a few OEMs rumored to add smart TVs to its product line-up in 2019. This is based on a previous report that the Chinese hardware giant had secured a patent relevant to such a device in . This market may be attractive to OEMs, as it can combine the opportunity to sell larger, high-value products with the potentially lucrative prospect of accessing the user data that may be available to a connected television.

This impression is reinforced in Huawei's case, as a new report from a Chinese media outlet mentions the inclusion of dual cameras in its upcoming TV. It is not clear what function these components could offer, although they suggest that Huawei intends its new product as a sort of stand-alone smart-home hub for interactive information-sourcing and virtual-assistant deployment as well as content consumption.

As the leaks surrounding the 'Huawei TV' include references to the name 'AI Window', this may well be the case. The outlet also alleges that they will initially be available in either 55- or 65-inch screen variants only at launch. Despite the OEM's ever-improving reputation for quality OLED displays in its smartphones, these panels are projected to be LCDs. However, with an apparent release data in Apirl 2019, we may be able to confirm this soon.


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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-03-23 (Update: 2019-03-23)