Earlier today, the Honor smart screen was officially released in Dongguan. According to the company, the Honor smart screen is not a traditional TV. It is more like a smartphone that offers TV functions. Honor believes that its smart TV has an experience that completely surpasses traditional TV. The Honor smart TV has both the regular version and a Pro version. The former costs 3799 yuan ($538) while the latter goes for 4799 yuan ($680). The main difference between the two is that the Pro version comes with an AI pop-up camera for video calls, a built-in 32GB internal storage as well as 6 x 10W speakers.
Major features of Honor Smart Screen
- The world’s first device with the Harmony OS
- uses three internal chips from Huawei with the ability to coordinate intelligence
- First system-level video call function
- Creates a new way of interacting with mobile phones and large screens
- To achieve full voice operation, it has the set-top box remote control
Design & Appearance
The Honor smart screen adopts a 55-inch three-sided borderless full-screen design. It comes with a screen ratio of up to 94% and a 6.9mm ultra-narrow body. This display also has a 3D arc full metal middle frame, diamond texture, and wonderful indication lights. The ergonomic dynamic screensavers and minimalist user interface design are other advantages.
Like we said earlier, this device uses a 55-inch display with a 94% screen-to-body ratio. Furthermore, this is a UHD+4K HDR ultra-clear screen with 85% NTSC wide color gamut, 360nit high sensitivity technology, and a 178-degree viewing angle. It supports standard, soft, cinema, sports, children, games, pictures, and has the German TUV Rheinland low blue eye protection certification.
In terms of core configuration, the Honor smart screen is equipped with the Hongjun 818 smart chip. This is in conjunction with the NPU chip for the AI camera, as well as the Hi1103 Wi-Fi chip for mobile operations.
The Hongjun 818 uses A73+A53 architecture, supports 8K@30fps/4K@120fps video decoding capability and 64MP image decoding capability. In addition, the chip uses seven top-quality image quality technology to create a magic image quality engine. It also integrates Huawei’s Histen sound optimization technology.
It is worth mentioning that this smart screen also comes with a HiSilicon Hi3516DV300 NPU chip for the pop-up AI camera. This enables it to have AI capabilities such as face recognition, portrait tracking, and posture detection. The camera can tilt down 10-degrees after being automatically raised to provide users with a better video call angle. When not in use, the camera will automatically retract which effectively protects the family privacy.
The Honor smart screen also comes with the HiSilicon flagship Hi1103 Wi-Fi chip. This offers the same Wi-Fi performance as smartphones. It performs better in terms of connection capability, peak download speed, wall penetration capability, and stability.
In terms of sound quality, the smart screen adopts a 1.6L super large cavity design. It has 4x full frequency unit + 2x silk diaphragm tweeter and 6x 10W speaker. This is also the world’s first large-screen with wireless HWA HD Bluetooth protocol. It supports Bluetooth 5.0.
Honor smart screen Pro
The Honor smart screen Pro is equipped with an AI automatic pop-up camera. This can capture 1080p HD call, up to 5 meters. It also comes with a 44.1kHz high fidelity sound quality. The camera can intelligently get enough light through the large screen light source even when there is no light in the room. In the “My Home” section of the Honor Smart Screen, users can quickly initiate a video call with one click.
Honor Smart Screen & Smartphone interaction
One of the great innovations of this smart screen is that it has a new way of interacting with mobile phones and large screens. With the Magic-link flash function, you don’t need to download any apps on your mobile phone and big screen. You can easily cast your mobile phone content on the big screen by simply touching the NFC tag that comes with the phone (synchronization only takes 2 seconds). The delay is as low as 150ms. Watching videos, images, and playing games can all happen swiftly. The Magic-link magic control screen also enables control of the display from the smartphone.
Through the smart screen APP, the user can control the screen, searching for images and other controls. The Honor smart screen also has built-in YOYO intelligent voice assistant. It revolutionizes the tedious steps of switching live broadcast. In addition, the Honor smart screen can be connected to the smart home. In terms of content, Honor smart screen integrates Huawei video, Tencent Aurora TV, Youku Cool, Mango TV, and has exclusive music channels and lossless music zone.