Honor, the sub-brand of the Chinese smartphone maker Huawei has just launched a new smart speaker, the Honor OYO smart speaker. According to the report which has been revealed on the web, the company has just launched the speaker in the Chinese market at RMB 199.
The company launched the speaker along just with its latest flagship smartphone, the Honor V20 and it plans to see it on the Huawei dedicated Vmall, Tmall, Jingdong and some other starting from the 27th of December 2018. It is also likely that the company is planning to enter the speaker market along with the plans to enter the connected smart home segment.
This move is more likely to serve as a stepping stone for the company to take on the likes of the Google, Apple, Amazon, and Xiaomi and make use of the home ground benefit to gain a healthy market share across the globe. For context, it is the first device from the company that could be the center stage for an eventual Honor Smart home ecosystem. This means that the company is planning to unite the smartphones that are currently and will enter the market in the coming months along with either Honor or Huawei branded devices.
According to the report which has been released, the company has gone for a minimalist outlook when it comes to the design of the smart speaker. It sports a flat round design with a 10cm diameter and a 4.5cm height. The interesting thing here is that the device looks like the Google Home Mini and the third generation Amazon Echo Dot but just without the cloth finish.
Honor has also added some of the new features to the speaker where users can use it to take or even make calls with the help of Wi-Fi. Users can also use the speaker to call the smartwatch devices of their children. Now, last but not the least the company has also added its Histen algorithm to provide users with the “professional grade sound quality.”
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