Honor has unveiled the latest additions to its flagship Magic line of smartphones. The Magic4 and the Magic4 Pro were announced at MWC Barcelona, and will hit store shelves in the second quarter of the year at €899 (roughly $1,000 USD) and €1,099 ($1,225), respectively.
Both phones boast 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, and are built atop a Qualcomm technology foundation that includes the Snapdragon 8 5G Mobile Platform and the company’s 7th Generation AI Engine. The devices achieve a 20 percent improvement in CPU performance and a 30 percent boost in GPU performance through ARM Cortex-X2 CPU Architecture.
In terms of hardware, the phones come with a 6.81-inch LTPO Quad-Curved Display that can display as many as 1.07 billion colors, and ultra-thin bezels to optimize screen size. The triple camera setup combines a 50MP wide camera with a 50MP ultra-wide camera and an 64MP periscope telephoto camera, while the front-facing 3D depth camera enables biometric authentication with 3D facial recognition. The phone also offers in-display fingerprint recognition thanks to its Qualcomm’s 3D Sonic Sensor Gen 2.
The Magic4 phones use an independent security chip to protect that biometric information. The Magic UI runs on Android 12, and analyzes user habits to provide more personalized app suggestions. The Honor OS Turbo X, on the other hand, helps optimize the hardware and software performance. The refresh rate can vary between 1Hz and 120Hz, and automatically adjusts based on the kind of content that the user is consuming.
Finally, the phones use Directional Sound Technology to enable a new Privacy Calling feature. The tech analyzes the surrounding environment and lowers the volume of a call in a quieter room to make sure that other people cannot eavesdrop on the conversation. The phone can record Log 4K video at 60fps, and guards against the elements with IP68 certification.
In other news, Honor has also unveiled a new Honor Watch GS 3, and the Honor Earbuds 3 Pro. The GS 3 comes with an eight-channel photoplethysmography sensor module and a more accurate Heart Rate Monitoring Engine, and has more than 100 different workout modes. The Earbuds, meanwhile, have a temperature detection utility, and have noise cancelling and sound reduction tech to deliver a more pleasant listening experience. The Watch will retail for €229 ($255) and the Earbuds will sell for €199 ($220), though Honor has not yet shared any details about global availability for the two devices.