Honor Empowers The Visually Impaired With New “PocketVision” AI-Powered App

It is estimated that approximately 1.3 people live with some form of visual impairment. In light of those facts, HONOR is stepping up by announcing a new AI-powered app called PocketVision that harnesses the power of the HONOR 20 and HONOR 20 PRO  to enhanced reading experience for people with visual impairments.

According to HONOR, PocketVision features three key modes to help people read more clearly.

  • Text-to-Speech Mode; powered by HONOR HiAI and Optical Character Recognition (OCR)
    technology, this mode helps to convert pictures to text faster and more accurately. It then
    narrates the text from books, documents, menus and more with ease.
  • Zoom-In Mode; leveraging the HONOR 20 and HONOR 20 PRO’s 48MP quad camera lens
    and 8MP telephoto lens 1 for ultra-clarity, this mode allows users to zoom into text using the
    volume buttons on their device, making even the smallest type larger, less blurry and more
  • Negative Image Mode; providing a range of colour filters to enhance text, this mode improves
    the contrast of printed materials for people who struggle to see certain colours

HONOR said it hopes the app would enable a greater sense of independence and give people with low vision the confidence to unlock their potential and pursue their passions.”

Armed with best-in-class software and hardware, the HONOR 20 and HONOR 20 PRO offers users a truly intelligent experience. From its superior 48MP AI quad camera, which takes ultra-clear shots from day to night, to its 8MP telephoto lens 2 which allows users to take extreme close ups, capturing every detail has never been easier. Powered by the 7nm Kirin 980 AI chipset, the device features a 4,000
mAh 3 battery that can support a full-day’s uninterrupted use, 256GB storage and a Virtual 9.1 Surround Sound system, allowing for a more conducive audio environment.

To help 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.

Robin Spinks, Senior Innovation and Technology Relationships Manager at RNIB commented: “Smartphone technology is playing an ever-increasing role in enabling everyday independence for blind and partially sighted people. PocketVision is an example of an exciting new category of apps that allow on-the-spot accessibility. Using this app, people with low vision have the ability to convert any text into
a readable format, making the world a more accessible place, giving a greater sense of freedom and breaking down barriers to create a more inclusive society.”

PocketVision can be downloaded for free from today on the Huawei AppGallery and supports English, Portuguese, German, Spanish, Italian and Chinese language.


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