Huawei recently unveiled its homegrown operating system called HarmonyOS and the company’s sub-brand Honor has launched first devices running on it. The new Honor Vision and Honor Vision Pro smart TVs are running on Harmony OS and they come equipped with a number of new features. There isn’t much difference between the pro and non-pro model of the Honor Vision TV as both feature a 55-inch 4K Ultra HD display panel and are powered by a quad-core Honghu 818 SoC. The pro variant of the television comes with more internal storage, six 10W speakers instead of four and a small pop-up camera on top.
As mentioned earlier, the Honor Vision and the Honor Vision Pro sport a 55-inch 4K IPS display with a 3840×2160 pixel resolution. The screen can attain up to 400 nits of brightness and is said to cover 87 percent of the NTSC colour gamut. Along with 178-degree viewing angles, TUV Rheinland certification for blue light protection and 60Hz refresh rate, the display is housed in a thin metal frame that is said to take up just 6.9mm of bezel space. The TVs are powered by the Honghu 818 quad-core chipset, which is paired with a Mali-G51 and come with 2GB RAM.
What’s interesting is the features that the chipset enables on the TVs. It brings some advanced image processing capabilities to the TV like High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDR), Super-Resolution (SR), Noise Reduction (NR), Motion Estimate and Motion Compensation (MEMC), Dynamic Contrast Improvement (DCI), Auto Color Management (ACM) and Local Dimming (LD). Running on HarmonyOS 1.0, the TVs include connectivity options like three HDMI ports, one USB 3.0 port, one Ethernet port, Bluetooth v5, and Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac.
The Honor Vision Pro also sports a pop-up camera on the front, which enables 1080p, 30fps video calling. The camera can also be tilted 10 degrees down.
The Honor Vision costs CNY 3,799 (Rs 38,200 approx), while the Honor Vision Pro is priced at CNY 4,799 (Rs 48,200 approx). The devices are currently up for pre-orders in China via The new smart TVs come with a slew of new features. and are slated to go on sale in the country from August 15. There is no information on when the new Honor Vision TVs would be announced globally or when they will be launched in India.