Since the release of its operating system, Huawei has launched a campaign to distribute it to various devices. And the first among them was the smart TV, which the company released under its Honor brand. The first “smart” TVs of the company were Smart Screen and Smart Screen Pro. Their characteristics include large 4K displays, smartphone integration, and built-in artificial intelligence technologies. In the future, the company wants to supplement the list of devices supporting the proprietary OS. They can be laptops, smart speakers and fitness bracelets, as well as car computers manufactured under one of the brands Huawei or Honor.
The main difference between TVs
In general, both models are the same Huawei TV, as their basic specifications are the same. However, there is still a slight difference, and first of all, it lies in the ability of the older Pro model to make video calls and a built-in retractable Full HD camera (such a camera is not provided in the younger Smart Screen model). The camera's capabilities are largely enhanced by support for AI algorithms that are used for face identification, improving the final image in low light.
In addition, Smart Screen Pro has six 10-watt speakers (a pair of tweeters and four full-range) and 32 GB of internal memory. In contrast, the younger Smart Screen has only four 10-watt speakers, and the internal storage capacity is 16 GB.
The announced Huawei smart TV in both the senior and junior assemblies received a 55-inch IPS-screen, covering 94% of the device's front panel area. Its viewing angle was 178 degrees. The displays support several standard modes, including Normal, Soft, Game, Sports, and more. In addition, TV screens are blue-shielded. This is confirmed by the received TUV Rheinland certificates.
The device is based on an eight-core Hongjun 818 processor, supplemented with Mali-G51 graphics. Chipset cores are equally divided into energy efficient and high performance clusters. Among the ports there are three HDMI connectors, a USB 3.0 standard, an RJ-45 input and an antenna port. A smart TV can be controlled by both a touch panel and a smartphone via wireless Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Both TV models have 2 GB of RAM.
The software component of Smart Screen and Smart Screen Pro is the recently introduced Huawei operating system, internationally named Harmony OS. The platform was created as a full replacement for iOS and Android, the development of which began back in 2011.
But unlike the same iOS and Android, the Chinese Huawei OS has received a different structure, namely a modular device, which adds adaptability to it and allows Harmony OS to be used in different classes of devices without the need to complicate the program code. The platform directly for smart TVs has received enhanced integration with smartphones. This allows, for example, to switch the picture from the TV screen to a mobile device in broadcast mode.
The price of the younger Smart Screen model is estimated at $ 540, the price of the older Smart Screen Pro build is set at $ 680.
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