From the EMUI 10 Beta and PocketVision to Honor TV, here are a few of our favorite things from Honor’s IFA event!

September 7, 2019

A key highlight at Honor’s IFA 2019 event was a chance to see their first HarmonyOS-powered device, the Honor Vision smart TV.

Eventually, the Harmony OS will run on everything from wearables to PCs and tablets, but for now the focus seems to be smart screens that can be access points to a smart gadget ecosystem.

We were also much impressed by the AI-powered app PocketVision. This is all about using technology for a greater good, as it allows visually impaired people to read and text more easily. The app was developed in conjunction with Eyecoming, a Chinese social technology company specializing in visual impairments. PocketVision uses quad camera technology and AI smarts for three core scenarios. Firstly, it offers a text-to-speech mode that uses optical character recognition to quickly convert pictures into text, and then reads the text out aloud. Negative image mode enables users to change the contrast between the text and the background in images they view through their camera lens. Zoom-in lets users magnify and enhance small text, making it less blurry and more legible.

Sam Yuan, Vice President of Honor Europe also announced that the EMUI 10 Beta would be coming in Q4 via HOTA

Of course, we also had a new color variant of the Honor 20 Pro, this one in a rather sublime Icelandic Frost.

by Anil George
Avid follower of all things tech. In between his quest for the ultimate gizmo, Anil fiddles with light meters, collects rare books and feeds his fetish for Jap horror movies. As Managing Editor of T3 Middle East for the GCC, Anil oversees content direction across print and digital. He was a CES 2020 Innovation Awards Judge, reprising his role as an Innovation Awards Judge at CES 2018, CES 2017, 2016 and 2015. Anil is also the Middle East's first Brand Ambassador for Ashdown Engineering. Reach him at: editor@t3me.com.