After a trail of leaks and rumours, Huawei has finally made the Huawei Honor Magic smartphone official in China, today. The device is priced at 3699 yuan (approx. Rs. 36,100) and will be available in Golden Black and Porcelain White colour variants. Huawei has not revealed a timeline for Honor Magic's global launch.
Regarding specifications, the Honor Magic comes with a 5.09-inch Quad HD AMOLED 3D Curved Glass display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. It is powered by a 16nm Octa-Core Kirin 950 chipset clubbed with Mali T880-MP4 GPU, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of internal storage. The device runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Honor Magic Live OS on top. It sports dual 12-megapixel rear cameras with dual-tone LED flash, f/2.2 aperture, 6P lens, 1.4um pixel size, along with an 8-megapixel front snapper.
Huawei has packed the Honor Magic with a smart AI (Artificial Intelligence) assistant, which is carefully designed to cater day to day needs of the user by analysing and understanding the data. A report by Android Authority states various features of the AI assistant, for example - if the user is driving, the assistant prompts the users to turn on the "Driving Mode". Similarly, if you have booked a cab, the car number will appear on your lock screen.
It also features WideScreen Sensor Magic intelligent sensor, which uses sensors on the phone frame and the infrared camera on the front to recognise user's eyes and hands, after verifying the user it automatically brings the phone into active mode (screen ON). It also puts the screen off when the user keeps the phone down or in his pocket. Also, there is FaceCode Intelligent Recognition feature on board, which automatically opens notifications for pre-registered faces. Similarly, there is DeepThink feature that allows users to press and hold the Home button to show more information about the opened web pages. The Home Button also has Fingerprint Scanner embedded into it.
For connectivity, the Honor Magic supports 4G, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, and GPS. A 2900mAh battery made up of “special graphite molecular structure” backs the device with Magic Charge fast charging technology, which is touted by the company to charge the device up to 70% within 20 minutes and up to 90% within 30 minutes. The phone supports dual-SIM connectivity with a unique SIM tray that has SIM slots on both the sides.
The Huawei Honor Magic looks good on paper, it would be interesting to see how Huawei prices the device for other markets outside China. Stay tuned with us for more news on the Honor Magic.