According to a report by Nikkei Asian Review, citing unnamed sources, Huawei is planning to become the first company to sell the world’s first 8K 5G TV. The TVs will be equipped with a 5G module that will enable them to download data-heavy content including 360° video and will come with an 8K-capable screen.
5G has been prominent within the industry in the past year, and it is set to be launched in multiple cities in 2019. It is suggested that 5G can be an alternative technology for fixed broadband access and a 5G TV could avoid the need to connect homes to fibre or other fixed networks. The TV could also act as a hub for smart home applications.
According to the Nikkei Asian Review, Huawei’s ambition is to branch out into the TV market; this will then allow them to have a complete ecosystem of consumer devices stemming from smartphones to wearable technology. Huawei already provides chipsets for TVs through its Hisilicon Technologies subsidiary.
The Chinese technology outfit has also set a goal of becoming one of the top five PC manufacturers globally by 2021, according to the Nikkei Asian Review.
Source: Digital TV Europe