After separating from its parent company Huawei last year, Chinese smartphone brand Honor today announced its next flagship smartphone as part of the Honor Magic 3 series. The company will launch three smartphone models in the series, including the flagship Snapdragon chipset and IMAX cameras.
So, before going to the price and availability of the device, let’s take a look at the main specifications and features of the Honor Magic 3 series.
Honor Magic 3 series announced
Now, as mentioned earlier, Honor’s Magic 3 series consists of three smartphones: Honor Magic 3, 3 Pro, and 3 Pro +. Although there are similarities between devices, there are some important differences regarding cameras, processors, and IP ratings.
Display and battery
So, starting with the display, all three models in the Honor Magic 3 series feature a 6.7-inch OLED curved display that supports a refresh rate of 120Hz. The maximum panel resolution is 2772 x 1344p and it also supports HDR10 +.
In addition, Honor Magic 3, 3 Pro, and 3 Pro + feature the same 4,600mAh battery that supports 66W wired fast charging and 50W wireless fast charging.
Internally, the Magic 3 Pro and 3 Pro + feature an overclocked Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 + chipset. Vanilla Magic 3, on the other hand, has a standard Snapdragon 888 SoC built-in. In terms of storage options, Magic 3 Pro comes with up to 12GB of RAM and up to 512GB of internal storage, and the vanilla model has up to 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of internal storage. Magic 3 Pro + is only available in one storage variant of the 12GB + 512GB model.
Now, coming to Optics, this is where the Magic 3 Series is shining. The finest Magic 3 Pro + features a quad camera setup on the back that includes a 50MP primary sensor, a 64MP ultra-wide-angle lens, another 64MP monochrome sensor, and another 64MP periscope lens that supports 3.5x optical zoom and above. Up to 100x digital zoom.
Magic 3 Pro achieves the same setup, but instead of the 3 Pro + 64MP ultra-wide-angle lens, the Pro-variant comes with a 13MP ultra-wide-angle lens. The standard Magic 3, on the other hand, completely eliminates the periscope lens and features a triple camera setup with a primary 50MP sensor, a 13MP ultra-wide-angle lens, and a 64MP monochrome sensor on the back. When it comes to the front camera, all three devices rock a 13MP wide-angle selfie snapper with a 100 degree FOV.
What is important here is that in addition to the huge number of megapixels, the Magic 3 series has advanced camera features such as Magix-Log and Level 3D Lookup Table (LUT) to improve video recording. is. In addition, all devices come with IMAX enhancement support for shooting cinematic video.
IP rating, speaker, and color options
In addition to these, the Honor Magic 3 series comes with water and dust resistant IP certification. The high-end Magic 3 Pro and Magic 3 Pro + have a waterproof and dustproof IP68 rating, and the standard model has an IP54 rating. On the software side, all three devices are ready to run Honor’s magical UI 5.0 based on Android 11.
Besides this, Honor Magic 3 models come with dual stereo speakers that support DTX: X Ultra sound support for an immersive audio experience.
As a color option, Magic 3 has four colors: Golden Hour, Blue Hour, Black, and White. The 3 Pro will be offered with the same color options as the vanilla model, but with the blue hour color option removed, the finest 3 Pro + will be offered in ceramic black and ceramic white colorways.
Price and stock status
Now, looking at the price of Honor Magic 3 devices, the standard Magic 3 starts at € 899 (~ Rs 78,699) on the base 8GB + 128GB model. The starting price for the 3 Pro is € 1,099 (~ Rs 96,207) for the base variant (8GB + 256GB), and the price for the 3 Pro + with 12GB of RAM and 512GB of internal storage is € 1,499 (~ Rs 1,31,224).
The Honor Magic 3 Series does not mention a specific timeline, but will be available for purchase in the global market later this year. In addition, there is no information on whether Honor will bring the device to other Asian regions like India.