Huawei has been keeping busy these days, between unveiling a new MediaPad tablet and the Huawei P30 Pro coming tomorrow, but they’re on to even bigger things. Turns out that they’re about to enter the Smart Display market and they’re even considering 5G TVs.
A new DigiTimes report claims that the Chinese giant is dead set on competing on this market, with smart displays. They’ll be no standard TVs, but instead a connected ecosystem, that includes smart display products, a combination of 5G, AI and Internet of Things. Huawei has been working on its own TV multimedia chips via the HiSilicon branch.
It preferred that instead of working with the likes of MediaTek, Realtek, Novatek or Himax Technologies. HiSilicon was making chips till now and now it’s working on tuner products, which is supposed to be the most difficult part of the TV chip solution production, on account of the different frequency and channels for signal transmission in USA and Europe.
The report also talks about the multimedia chips being manufactured by TSMC and using 5G technology for multimedia streaming. The chips may reach set top boxes, connected TVs and media players.