Honor Vision Smart TV more like a smartphone than a TV set
Even though smartphones and laptops are our main go-to gadgets, smart TVs are still a part of our lives as they are the perfect devices to watch our favorite shows and movies on. In the past few years, devices of this kind got more and more amazing and they offer really interesting features. Also, they get smarter with every generation, turning the user experience into a greater one each time. Huawei subsidiary Honor recently launched its latest device, the Honor Vision Smart TV, which, according to the company is more like a huge smartphone than it is a TV set.
The Honor Vision smart TV is going to be available in two variants, the base model, and the Pro. Both of them come in the same size, namely, they have 55-inch diagonal screens, with 4K resolution, 400 nits peak brightness, an impressive 178° viewing angle, 87% NTSC coverage, and TUV Rheinland certification for blue light protection. Due to its extremely thin metal frame, the Honor Vision smart TV has an incredible 94% screen to body ratio. The line of great features doesn’t stop here, though. Honor equipped its smart TVs with the Honghu 818, octa-core chipset that features advanced image processing technologies that include 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).
As if this wasn’t enough, there is also a HiSilicon Hi1103 chipset, with 2.4GHz, 5Hz dual-band, and 160MHz bandwidth support for peak download rates up to 1.7Gbps. Another feature that is not encountered in other smart TVs is the Smart Pop-up AI Camera which is present only in the Honor Vision Pro smart TV. Connected to the AI camera that enables users to make and take video calls, there is a dedicated HiSilicon Hi3516DV300 NPU chipset. According to reports, the said chipset enables all sorts of AI capabilities, such as face recognition, body tracking, and posture detection. Naturally, it all works with the help of the company’s Harmony OS.
Due to all its features and the Harmony OS running on it, the Honor Vision smart TV has some really nice capabilities. Users can easily connect the smart TVs to their smartphone or tablet and the smart TV can also work as a hub for all the users’ smart home needs. Given all that it has to offer, the Honor Vision smart TV is surprisingly not a really expensive device. The base model sells for CNY 3,799, which translates into less than $540, and the Pro version, which offers the pop-up AI camera, two additional speakers and a higher amount of internal storage, goes for CNY 4,799, which is roughly $680. The smart TVs are actually more affordable than many of the smartphones you can find on the market today.