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Honor has launched the Honor Vision Series at the HDC 2019. The device is Honor’s first smart screen product, packed with HarmonyOS which introduced a couple of days ago at the same conference. The Honor Vision is being called Smart screen devices, but they are just Smart TV equipped with three self-developed intelligent chipsets—the Honghu 818 Intelligent Display Chipset, an AI Camera NPU chipset and a flagship-level Wi-Fi chipset. 

The Honor Vision comes in two variants and both the variants feature a 55-inch 4K HDR display, three-side bezel-less Full-View design, up to 94% screen-to-body-ratio. The Honor Vision sports a 6.9mm full metal frame and a diamond-patterned rear, supporting an intelligent breathing light and TÜV Rheinland Eye Comfort Mode.

Key features of Honor Vision

Honghu 818 Intelligent Display Chipset

Honghu 818 carries an image-processing engine equipped with seven advanced image-processing technologies, including 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), the chipset enhances and optimizes image resolution, contrast and color performance through multiple algorithms. The octa-core processor can handle heavy image-processing on large screens and run multiple tasks simultaneously. MEMC is also capable of delivering high-resolution images, superior sound quality, and far-field voice interaction. The processor’s industry-leading bandwidth utilization rate outperforms others by over 50% on average.

Honor Vision

AI Camera NPU Chipset

For the first time on a TV, Honor has added a smart Pop-up AI Camera with a dedicated HiSilicon Hi3516DV300 NPU chipset enables AI capabilities including face recognition, body tracking, and posture detection. The camera’s pop-up design provides smart and secure user experience, tilting downwards by 10 degrees when wall-mounted and automatically hiding behind the screen when not in use.

Wi-Fi Chipset

The Smart TV features the world’s first chipset to support a 160MHz bandwidth with a download rate of up to 1.7Gbps, the chipset is 1.7 times faster than the industry average, enabling smoother and more stable video playback, especially for 4K HD video. It also supports 2.4G/5GHz dual-frequency optimization.

Information Sharing Center

Honor Vision’s intelligent display is equipped with the Family Note Function, allowing users to transfer 600M images between their smartphone and display in just 20 seconds – 100 times faster than transferring via Bluetooth.

Control and Management Center

Honor has established HiLink, an open eco-system for the smart home. The platform as well as the technology will be accessible to other smart home providers in the industry, allowing users to connect their preferred smart home products together.

Multi-Device Interaction Center

It allows users to simultaneously sync content being typed out on their smartphone or Pad to the Honor Vision display. Using this function, users can also connect and project files without downloading any apps on their smartphone or smart screen, and can simply tap to activate NFC and enjoy a 1080P HDR content viewing experience. With a low latency of 100ms, users can connect devices to Vision within two seconds. Users can also swap between Miracast mode and DLNA mode seamlessly when watching videos, browsing images and gaming.

Honor Vision series Pricing

  • 2GB+16GB standard version RMB 3,799 (INR 38,214)
  • 2GB+32GB Pro version, priced at and RMB 4,799(INR 48,274)

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Srivatsa Ramesh
Fell in love with Android OS from the day I bought my first Smartphone in 2013. A budding Android Developer. Love to write about Android, Tech, and Smartphones. Technology enthusiast addicted to my smartphone, I love clicking photos with my smartphone, traveling and listening to music. Currently using a OnePlus 6T and Ticwatch S.


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