Chinese smartphone maker Huawei, which has moved to the forefront of 5G innovation and telecommunications equipment, a 5G 8K TV will be launched very soon.
According Nikkei, Sources familiar with the matter said Huawei plans to include a 5G modem in the TV to allow it to stream remote content directly, thus eliminating the need for a cable box or a landline internet connection.
The report further speculates that the TV’s 5G connection could also allow them to stream 360-degree video. This TV will be the first in a line of consumer electronics products to create an ecosystem of devices, similar to Samsung’s. According to the report, the TV could also act as a router hub for all other electronic devices.
Recently, Huawei became the second largest smartphone maker in shipments. overtaking apple and right behind Samsung. Also in the TV segment, Samsung is the leader and has already started shipping an 8K TV without 5G capabilities. Other than that, LG Electronics, Sharp, China’s TCL, and Hisense unveiled 8K TVs at CES 2019 earlier this year.
“Compared to existing TV makers, Huawei likely has the most resources and knowledge related to 5G … so it’s very natural at this point that it wants to enter the industry,” said Eric Chiu, an analyst at WitsView in a Interview with Nikkei.
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