Huawei has shown the new smart TVs of the X1 Smart TV line, which it will be releasing under
its subsidiary brand Honor. The main distinguishing feature of the new products is the lack of an Android TV OS, instead of which Huawei uses the Harmony OS platform of its own design,
which is created specifically to replace Android.
For Huawei, Honor X1 Smart TVs are not the first based on their own firmware. Her debut took place on August 9, 2019, and the first TVs based on it were the 55-inch Honor Smart Screen
and Smart Screen Pro, shown on August 12, 2019.
The Honor X1 Smart TV series consists of three models with diagonals of 50, 55 and 65 inches.
The first country in which they appear on sale will be China, and their release will take place o
May 25, 2020. On the same day in India, CNews reported, the premiere of smart TV Realme TV
will be held, which, like the entire line of Xiaomi Redmi TV, will compete with the latest Huawei
Frameless screen and many “improvements”
According to the developers, all three Honor X1 Smart TVs support 4K resolution of 3840×2160
pixels. They did not name the thickness of the frames but specified that the display in each of
the three televisions occupies 94% of the front panel area.
To improve the quality of the picture, the Honor X1 Smart TV has a proprietary artificial
intelligence technology that works in conjunction with MEMS – motion compensation technology that eliminates the blur effect of fast-moving objects in the frame. For the trio, DCI-P3 colour space coverage is claimed within 92% (at the level of professional monitors).
Honor X1 Smart TV implements several original hardware and software features
TV displays received a standard aspect ratio of 16: 9 and DC Dimming technology – due to this,
a reduction in the flicker of the backlight is achieved, which reduces the harmful effects on the
eyes when watching TV for a long time. Honor X1 Smart TV can be installed on a complete
stand or hang on the wall.
Fine-tuned sound and a powerful processor The Honor X1 Smart TV has a sound system of four 10-watt speakers. This is a pretty good indicator – in the same Realme, the sound power will be 24 watts, in addition, Huawei has a new feature for fine-tuning the sound. It is implemented programmatically using a 31-band equalizer, and additionally, the sound can be improved by activating Huawei Histen’s proprietary technology.
The developers also mentioned two separate sound cameras with a volume of 0.5 litres each for the implementation of surround sound. To process voice requests and commands, TVs have an array of six microphones.
The basis of Honor X1 Smart TVs is the Honghu 818 processor, the same as last year’s Honor
Smart Screen. This is a 4-core ARM chip with a clock frequency of 1.5 GHz, the capabilities of
which are enough to smoothly decode not only 4K video but also 8K clips with a frequency of 30 frames per second due to the integrated 4-core video subsystem Mali G51.
The cores in Hongjun 818 are divided into two clusters – the first consists of two energy-efficient ARM Cortex-A53 cores, and the second includes a pair of high-performance Cortex-A73 cores.
The Hongjun 818 also includes the HiSilicon Hi3516DV300 neural module. The processor works
with 2 GB of RAM, and the capacity of the built-in drive in each of the three TVs is 16 GB.
Additional features Harmony OS installed in the Honor X1 Smart TV is a modular platform that can be quickly adapted to the type of device in which it will work.
For example, in the version for TVs, she received a proprietary interface, support for widgets and applications, as well as the possibility of enhanced interaction with smartphones. For example, on a mobile gadget, you can broadcast everything that is displayed on the TV screen – the function is useful, including when you need to move away from the TV, but do not want to miss an important point, for example, in broadcasting a sports event.
All three new Honor TVs have HDMI 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports, an Ethernet network interface, a
DTMB digital TV tuner, and an antenna input. The list of wireless interfaces includes Wi-Fi
802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5) and Bluetooth 5.0