Huawei could be the first company to make an 8K 5G TV, ie a TV with an 8K resolution (four times that of a 4KTV) and the next-gen wireless standard that offers gigabit throughput. That is according to a report from Nikkei Asian Review, who spoke with sources who were familiar with the plans of Huawei.
If the product comes to fruition, this would not only be the first TV to integrate the two technologies – a historic first in itself – but it would be Huawei ' s first TV period after having supplied components to other Chinese TV makers such as Hisense, Skyworth and Changhong.
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Moreover, this TV could not only use the 5G spectrum, but according to those sources, it would also be able to share that gigabit connection as a wireless router for other devices in your home.
According to the sources that Nikkei talked about, it is Huawei's desire to make a TV to complete the ecosystem of products, including telephones, laptops and wearables. The idea is that the last piece of the puzzle could be ready this year in China's home country.
Too much of a good thing?
Admittedly, an 8K 5G TV sounds like an exaggeration given the current, almost non-existent infrastructure around these two technologies. There are hardly any native 8K videos available to consumers at the moment, and 5G faces serious limitations here in the US market.
Yet this product concept shows that Huawei is thinking about the future – how TV ' s could eventually disconnect completely from the cable company and the next big step in TV tech – 8K resolution.
Of course, until 8K becomes a more concrete technology, the same connection can be useful when streaming 3D and 360-degree videos – both of which require greater bandwidth than 1080p and 4K content.
Are we ready for the 8K 5G TV from Huawei today? Maybe not. But it may be the first step to a future in which 8K 5G TVs are not the exception, but they are the norm.
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