“Honor’s President spilled the beans on the upcoming entertainment device at the GMIC conference today”
The Honor TV is scheduled for a comprehensive launch at Huawei’s Developer Conference that kicks off on August 9th in China. However, that didn’t stop Honor President Zhao Ming from revealing several key details of the Honor TV at the 2019 Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) and Science Revival Festival in Guangzhou. The official teased many features of the TV such as its screen quality, AI camera, processor, and audio. Additionally, he also said that the Honor TV will be on pre-sale starting today on Vmall, JD.com, Tmall and the Honor website.
Speaking of features, the Honor TV will use a pop-up AI selfie camera aided by a special HiSilicon NPU chip, with AI capabilities such as face recognition. We can expect this feature to be used for high-quality video calling and other scenarios. It was also revealed that Huawei will be using the Honghu 818 chipset, which is an AI chip developed by Baidu and announced earlier this month. This chip will help seven key areas of the display, as revealed by the teaser. These are high dynamic range imaging (HDR), super-segmentation (SR), noise reduction (NR), dynamic contrast enhancement (DCI), and automatic colour management (ACM). The chip also supports 8K@30fps, 4K@120fps super video decoding capability.
The Honghu 818 chipset integrates Huawei’s Histen audio optimisation technology to provide a surround sound experience. It’s worth noting that these features, although revealed, will be discussed in detail when Huawei reveals the Honor TV in full at the developer conference. It is believed that Huawei will load the Honor TV software with its own HongMeng OS, which is now said to be an IoT operating system rather than an Android competitor. The company has already confirmed it will launch the Honor TV in India soon. We expect to know much more about it in a couple of weeks, so stay tuned.