Huawei is planning to launch what is being described as the world’s first 5G TV later in the year, according to a report by Nikkei Asian Review.
According to the report, citing unnamed sources, the 8K-capable TVs will be equipped with a 5G module that will enable them to download data-heavy content including 360° video.
5G has been touted as 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 wants expand into the TV market to complete its ecosystem of consumer devices which ranges from smartphones to wearables.
Huawei already provides chipsets for TVs through its Hisilicon Technologies subsidiary.