The Huawei Honor Magic has been in the rumor mills for a while now and finally, the Chinese tech giant has pulled down the curtains on the handset at a press conference event today.
The Honor division of Huawei has been growing unprecedentedly over the recent past and with the newly launched Honor Magic, many will be impressed with the efforts of the tech giant.
Like it had been rumored before, the Huawei Honor Magic has a metallic frame that has a glass covering. It is one of the thinnest phones around with a thickness of just 7.8mm while the height is 146.1mm, giving it a weight of just 145g. Following its launch, the Huawei Honor Magic will be released today in the local market of China with a price of about €509 without tax, translating to about $530.
In terms of technical specs, the Huawei Honor Magic comes with an AMOLED display screen of 5.09 inches in size, boasting a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels, making it the same quality as the likes of Samsung Galaxy S7, HTC 10 and LG G5, just to name but a few. As usual, Huawei went for its own HiSilicon Kirin 950 SoC, an octa-core processor that is clocked at a speed of 2.2GHz and paired with a flagship RAM of 4GB.
Huawei has been enjoying the idea of having dual-lens camera setups on its high-end phones such as the Huawei P9 and Mate 9 as well as some midrangers like the Honor 8 and Honor 6X. This love story continues with the Honor Magic where you get a dual-sensor snapper of 12MP while the front comes with an 8MP snapper. These are the same camera specs you find on the Honor 8.
The fingerprint scanner of the Huawei Honor Magic has been integrated into the glass panel on the front of the device, something that seems to be the incoming trend for 2017 handsets. You also get a USB-C port, a 2900mAh battery as well as 64GB of expandable storage.
There is still no word on when this phone will making the trip to the U.S. and other regions, but for sure, it will be a welcome phone, especially when looking at the high standards it has set in the midrange family.