Following the release of the critically acclaimed Xiaomi Mi MIX, Huawei has revealed its own take on a unique concept phone.
It comes with a plethora of unique features which is why it seems like Huawei didn’t want to be left in the dust with Xiaomi’s Mi MIX.
The phone will be released in China only unfortunately. It will be priced at RMB 3,700 (Rs. 56,000) in China. No word on an international release for now.
Design and Display
The phone is curved everywhere, the screen, the back the top and the bottom edge. It looks like a giant pebble when looked at from afar.
It features a single home button at the bottom of the screen and does not have a back or task view button. The home button includes a fingerprint sensor that can be touched, double tapped or swiped to serve as the home, back and task view button respectively.
Included in the phone is WiseScreen, which allows the phone to recognize its owner and only turns the screen on when the owner picks it up. It is done by an infrared sensor in the camera and another sensor in the frame of the phone which recognizes your hand.
FaceCode Intelligent Recognition on the other hand allows only a select few people to view your screen. The screen shows the notifications and turns on the screen only when a familiar face (yours, your friends or family) looks at the screen.
The display employs a 5.1 inch QHD (2560 x 1440) AMOLED panel. Its on par with many other flagship phones released this year (Samsung Galaxy S7, Google Pixel and Pixel XL for example).
Internals and Memory
On the inside Huawei included an octa-core Kirin 950 processor clocked at 2.3 GHz. Huawei Honor Magic has 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage. It does not have a memory card slot.
This phone is dual SIM by default.
Huawei is also banking it on AI and it seems apparent with Huawei Magic Live included in this phone which sits alongside Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
It works like Google’s Assistant in the Pixel phones. It can give recommendations on restaurants or cinemas if you’re talking about a movie. It can ask you to turn the driving mode on by recognizing that you’re driving, turn on the flashlight automatically when you enter a dark room, etc.
Camera and Battery
Like most of the other Huawei flagship phones, this one also features a dual camera setup with both sensors being 12 MP. One sensor captures in black and white while the other captures colors as well. This allows it to capture more detail than ordinary cameras. A dual LED flash is included.
The front camera is an ordinary 8 MP shooter.
Huawei Honor Magic has a 2,900 mAh battery which is made of a special graphite molecular structure. It charges up to 40% in 10 minutes and 90% in 30 minutes.
The unique feature of their fast charging technology is that the phone does not heat up at all while charging. It is similar to Oppo’s VOOC fast charging tech which also prevents the phone from heating up while charging in blazing fast speeds.
Huawei Honor Magic Specifications
- CPU: 4x 2.3 GHz Cortex-A72 & 4x 1.8 GHz Cortex A53
- GPU: Mali-T880 MP4
- Chipset: Hisilicon Kirin 950
- OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
- Supported Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G Dual Sim
- Design: Fully curved body
- FaceCode Intelligent Recognition
- Huawei Magic Live AI
- Fingerprint scanner
- Dual Cameras
- Display: 5.1″ QHD (2560 x 1440) resolution AMOLED
- RAM: 4 GB
- Internal: 64 GB
- Card slot: No
- Primary: Dual 12 MP, f/2.2, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
- Secondary: 8 MP, f/2.0
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth V4.2, GPS
- Battery: 2,900 mAh Li-ion non-removable with fast charging and USB type-C slot
- Colours: Golden Black, Porcelain White
- Price: RMB 3,700 (Rs. 56,000)