Huawei plans to launch an 8K 5G TV by the end of this year, according to a new report from Nikkei . According to sources familiar with the company's plans, the set would include a 5G modem to allow it to transmit remote content directly without the need for a cable box or a fixed line Internet connection, and could even act as a router for other networks. Internet. Devices connected in your home.
In theory, pairing a 5G fast connection with an 8K screen could be a way to overcome the difficulties of streaming 8K content with a large amount of data without the need for a high speed fixed line Internet connection at home. Along with 8K, Nikkei speculates that the 5G connection of the TV could also allow them to transmit 360-degree videos, although that seems an absolutely terrible experience for the user.
Nikkei reports that Huawei would use these 5G televisions to build its consumer electronics ecosystem, similar to what Samsung already has with its line of televisions, smartphones, wearable devices, and smart home devices and devices. Currently, Huawei is the second largest smartphone vendor in the world, just behind Samsung.
If pairing an 8K screen with a 5G connection sounds familiar to you, then you might be thinking about the "AI 8K + 5G" fashion soup that Foxconn claims to be working on its troubled Wisconsin innovation centers. Technically, manufacturers like LG have claimed that their TVs have been powered by AI in the past, so it is possible that there is a new generation of Huawei TVs, and Foxconn. – Could meet the vague promise of AI 8K + 5G. Huawei loves to paste "AI" on the equipment destined for the living room.
Huawei has a lot of work ahead to enter the television market, and that's all before the futility of integrating state-of-the-art technology is considered. 5G modem with a latest generation screen. Televisions are famous low margin products to sell, and the average consumer TV refresh cycle is much longer than for laptops and smartphones (even if that seems to be changing for the latter). 2019 is also very early for 5G and 8K. 5G networks are currently only available in a limited number of places, and the native 8K content will be a rarity for a while yet.
Although the market for a 5G 8K TV will really be a niche in 2019, Chinese smart phone companies have shown a willingness to be seriously experimental when looking for a success. In other words, just because it's a bad idea does not mean it does not happen.