Who isn’t making TV these days? Alongside hype for the upcoming OnePlus TV, phone-maker Huawei has also been getting in on the action with a Harmony OS TV, the Honor Vision – and it looks like another set called the Huawei Vision is on its way too.
The Huawei Vision is a 4K Ultra HD television, coming in 55-inch, 65-inch, and 75-inch sizes, and was announced at the Huawei Mate 30 launch event on September 19. What’s notable about the set is its HarmonyOS smart platform, which is possibly being touted for the company’s smartphones too, amid certain bans on Huawei phones and wavering support from Google.
Does “Huawei Vision” sound familiar? It could: Huawei released a mid-range smartphone with the same name back in 2011, which you can read in our Huawei Vision smartphone review. But the new Vision TV will be taking some inspiration from the world of phones, with a pop-up camera – also on the Honor Vision Pro – that slides out of the top of the television when you wish to take a photo of, uh, your living room, we guess?
The Huawei Vision will come with IoT Control and Huawei’s HiLink smart home platform to connect to your smart gadgets around the home. Microphones in the remote will also respond to voice commands – we’re told it’s “always listening” – while the remote also uses a USB-C charging port and touch-sensitive controls.
Huawei CEO Richard Yu stated that “it’s more like a large screen smartphone and a smart speaker” than a TV when he announced it at the Huawei Mate 30 launch event.
There’s no pricing or release date as of yet, but given the Honor, TV models have only been announced for the Chinese market so far, we’re not holding out hope of the Huawei Vision coming to the US, UK, or Europe until we hear more.