02 July 2020
Honor, Huawei’s entry-level brand has expanded its product portfolio further and announced some new smart home products. Together with them, Honor also unveiled a new MagicBook Pro and a tablet ViewPad 6.
The MagicBook Pro laptop is powered by 10th-generation Intel Core i7-10510U processor with NVIDIA GeForce MX350 graphics cards for fast and smooth processing of complex graphics. The processor is accompanied by 16GB RAM and 512GB storage. It comes in one Glacier Silver color variant only.
The MagicBook Pro comes with a full HD IPS display and has a 1920x1080 pixel resolution. It comes with Windows 10.
The range of new smart home products from Honor includes Vision X1 series smart TVs, TWS Earbuds, Smart Vacuum, Air Multiplier, Humidifier, Smart lamp, Smart Kettle, and even a smart Ultra-sonic Toothbrush. Everything has been announced under the Honor Smart Life range.
Coming first to the smart TVs, the Honor Vision X1 features an 8K display and has Motion Estimate, Motion Compensation (MEMC) technology that makes the video seem smoother by boosting the frame rate of the video. The tech adds frames to a video with a low frame rate so as to make it look smoother than the one without MEMC. The same technology which is very common in smart TVs has come to smartphones as well. The latest Vision X1 smart TV comes with 4 speakers of 10 watts each.
The Honor Vision X1 is powered by 1.5GHz Honghu 818 quad-core Smart TV chipset and coupled with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage and runs Hongmeng OS 1.0.
The Honor Vision X1 series is available in versions with 65-inch and 55-inch screens costing 3299 Yuan ($469) and 2299 Yuan ($325).
The Honor TWS Earbuds X1 is one more truly wireless earphones that look like Apple AirPods. Honor claims the earbuds offer high-quality sound and have a battery life of up to 24 hours without recharging. The Earbuds X1 is powered by a new binaural synchronous transmission technology. It can also operate at low latency to ensure a lag-free experience and reduce environmental noise during calls or music. The Earbuds X1 is priced at 199 Yuan (approx. $30).
Coming to Honor’s smart vacuum cleaner, it comes equipped with a powerful suction system and wet cleaning function. It has a 350-watt motor with a speed of 100,000 rpm. It offers 65 minutes of continuous operation without recharging. The integrated UV sterilization system takes the job of killing bacteria on various surfaces.
The Air Multiplier, Humidifier, and smart electric kettle complete the smart home appliances list.