Huawei wants to increase its presence in the electronics market. And it is expected to announce soon its entry into the TV segment. The information comes from the Nikkei Asian News. It says it has talked to sources familiar with the matter. According to the publication, Huawei is preparing the launch of an 8G TV with 5G connectivity. That’s something unheard of in the industry, for this year.
The aim of the Chinese giant is to establish itself as the leading personal electronics company. It will offer a complete catalog of products. That would include cell phones, watches and notebooks. In addition to 8K, the addition of 5G should be the main highlight. This will allows high-speed download of content made to see in virtual reality.
Currently, Huawei’s presence in the TV sector is limited to the production of chipsets used by other Asian brands. Such as Sharp and Hisense. The biggest question will be in relation to 8K. Since the production of screens capable of reproducing this amount of pixels is dominated by Samsung. And Samsung is the largest TV manufacturer in the world.
The content ecosystem with all of this resolution may also be a problem. But it is expected that more productions with 8K support will be launched from next year. When the Japanese NHK network will broadcast the Tokyo Olympics in this definition. Analysts’ forecast is that sales of 8K TVs will drop from the estimated 430,000 this year to reach 2 million units by 2020.