Honor confirms TV planned for August
From smart phones to smart TVs
TV NewsParent company Huawei teased the possibility of a 5G based TV earlier in the year. Now, sub-brand, Honor has confirmed that they too will unveil a TV.Amounting to little more than a confirmation to the assembled media representatives, Honor President, George Zhao officially announced what some had already been speculating, that an Honor TV is on the way.
Launching in August, few details were available, especially regarding the technical specification. However, the move is significant in and of itself as it essentially marks Huawei’s entrance into the TV sector.
Of the few details that were made available the main one centred around the role the company intends for the TV. Zhao explained that the company’s intention is to innovate and revolutionise the smart TV sector so that, as well as an entertainment device, the Honor TV’s main function will be as a central information portal and a hub for multi-device interaction.
Quite what that means wasn’t expounded upon but apart from the expected gaming and media capabilities, ‘multi-devices’ could refer to additional smart gadgets around the house including security devices and smart kitchen appliances.
Zhao commented, "We hope to leverage our years of innovation in smartphones to reshape the role of TV in our lives."
Recent trademark applications give a flavour of how the TV might be marketed with trademarks for “Honor Smart Screen,” “Honor Vision”, and “Huawei AI Window,” which may be reserved for Huawei’s own TV.
Without elaborating, Zhao explained that the new product might also have big potential for industrial use, given its strong computing, telecommunication and interaction capabilities.
Is the time right for a new player in the TV sector? Even with so few details available does the sound of a central information hub sound like a good idea? Let us know your thoughts in the discussion thread.
Source: www.chinadaily.com.cn, www.gizmochina.com
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