Honor has introduced its Internet of Things (IoT) and smart home strategy at IFA 2019 in Germany. In continuation with its plan, it also unveiled Pocketvision – an AI-enabled app for helping visually impaired to read documents and other texts with ease. Besides, at the event, its Honor 20 Pro also received the latest EMUI 10 upgrade and a new color, Icelandic Frost.
HONOR’s New IoT Strategy for the Future
Honor being the sub-brand of tech giant Huawei plans to follow the footsteps by connecting its devices and consumer through AI. The company outlined its IoT strategy dubbed “1+8+N” that implies one Honor smartphone, eight categories of in-house devices and a wide range of accompanying products from its partners.
Honor Band 5 is one of the examples that can measure heart rate accurately, monitor sleep, and track exercise for a healthier lifestyle. The band will be available in Western Europe, the Middle East, and Africa soon. Another product that is a part of this ecosystem is the Honor Vision which it launched at 2019 Huawei Developer Conference last month.
The smart screen is equipped with the company’s self-developed intelligent chipsets—the Honghu 818 Intelligent Display Chipset, an AI Camera NPU chipset and a flagship-level Wi-Fi chipset.
HONOR PocketVision: AI-Enabled App for the Visually Impaired
At IFA, HONOR launched PocketVision – an app that harnesses the power of the HONOR 20 PRO’s AI and quad-camera technology to help the visually impaired read documents, menus, and other text with ease. Developed by the social enterprise Eyecoming and pioneered by HONOR’s cutting-edge technologies, including HONOR 20 PRO’s 48MP main camera, 8MP telephoto camera and HiAI capability powered by Kirin 980 chipset, PocketVision features three key modes – Text-to-Speech, Zoom-In, and Negative Image – to help read more clearly.
To raise awareness of the barriers blind and partially sighted people face, HONOR has partnered with the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), which supports people with vision impairment. PocketVision can be downloaded for free from today onwards on the Huawei AppGallery and supports different languages.