As it prepares its upcoming Kirin 985 chip production with 5G modems, Huawei is working on another 5G-based product and it’s none other than a TV.
Huawei is working on the world’s first 5G-connected TV, which is now expected to be launched sometime this year, says Nikkei Asian Review. The 5G TV will be integrated with 5G modems that are already in production and are available inside the Mate 20 X 5G and Mate X 5G foldable phones.
The report also details that the Huawei TV will come with a high-grade panel with a resolution of 8K which in addition to 5G capability will be able to stream high-quality content, 360-degree videos and Virtual reality content without needing to rely on cable or satellite TV.
The Huawei 8K 5G TV will also act as a smart home hub for other home appliances which could be the company’s move to take on Samsung in the TV market. Samsung currently has 8K TVs and with the latest launch, Huawei can do one over its South Korean rival by releasing the world’s 5G-enabled TV.
Huawei has been a leader in terms of advancements in the telecom sector as it sells several components including routers, 5G modems, smartphones and computers. So, if any company could manufacture a 5G TV, it wouldn’t be surprising if it was Huawei.
8K has also started popping up on TVs lately and Samsung recently launched its own version without 5G for $4,999. The Samsung 2019 QLED 8K televisions come in four sizes – 65-inch, 75-inch, 82-inch and 98-inch, all of which support resolutions of 8K. The displays offer four times more pixels than 4K standard displays and new Quantum Processor 8K processors with AI technology. The Quantum Processor processor uses AI technology to enable users the ability to re-create and upgrade the image content to 8K standard.