Honor didn't announce much at IFA this year, there was the £30 Honor Band 5, a demo of the already announced Honor TV which we don't know if is coming to the west or not, then PocketVision.

PocketVision is probably the most interesting of the launches, while I don't cover software a lot, it is great when brands do things that actually help people.

The app is designed to aid the visually impaired by making text easier to read.

According to the World Health Organisation, it is estimated that approximately 1.3 billion people live with some form of visual impairment. PocketVision uses the power of the Honor AI (artificial intelligence) and superior quad-camera technology in the Honor 20 PRO to deliver a portable, affordable alternative to other magnifiers and typoscopes currently on the market, creating an enhanced reading experience for people all around the world.

With Text to Speach mode, the phone uses the AI and Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology 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 leverages the Honor 20 PRO’s 48MP quad-camera lens and 8MP telephoto lens 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 legible

Negative Image Mode provides a range of colour filters to enhance text, this mode improves the contrast of printed materials for people who struggle to see certain colours

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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