Honor Magic4 / Pro Officially Announced, Starting At 3999 yuan ($630)

Honor Magic4

After tons of promo posters, today, Honor released its next-gen flagship phones from the Honor Magic4 series.

Honor Magic4 Pro Screen

The Honor Magic4 series sports a new generation of LTPO super quad-curved screens. It is 6.81 inches in size and uses a flexible OLED material, which also supports a 120Hz dynamic adaptive screen refresh rate, a 360Hz touch sampling rate, and boasts other amazing features. For instance, its display supports 1.07 billion color display, full-time HDR technology to support AI Enhanced, 100% DCI-P3 wide color gamut, the brightness of up to 1000 nits, MEMC motion compensation, industry-first LTPO screen 1920Hz high-frequency PWM eye protection, etc.

Camera

The second biggest highlight of the Honor Magic4 Pro is the HONOR Image Engine. The camera module includes a 50-megapixel 7P high-specification main sensor, a 50-megapixel ultra-wide-angle macro lens, a 64-megapixel periscope telephoto lens with a built-in 8×8 dToF laser focus sensor, and a flicker sensor. It supports multi-camera fusion computational photography, bringing full-focus HD images. Apart from this, the camera comes with an AI portrait engine, AI color engine, etc.

There is also a front-mounted 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens, which supports 3D deep-sensing photography as well as face unlocking.

As for video recording, the Honor Magic4 series offers the industry’s first 4K 60fps 10bit-log movie mode, which has passed the IMAX Enhanced certification and dynamic recording. It has teamed up with Hollywood professional imaging teams to modulate multiple movie-level 3D LUTs.

The Honor Magic4 Pro supports dual-channel computational photography and better low-light performance. The phone also comes with Magic Live imaging technology.

Honor Magic4 Pro Performance

The Honor Magic4 Pro is equipped with a new generation of Snapdragon 8 mobile platforms. It is manufactured using a 4nm process node. This 5G SoC integrates the 7th generation Qualcomm AI engine and X65 5G Modem. CPU and GPU energy efficiency ratio has been greatly improved. At the same time, AI performance has been increased by 300%. The mobile game AI rendering technology greatly reduces the average power consumption of each frame of the game screen. Other than that, it supports the independent display frame rate enhancement technology to improve the game experience.

Thanks to the accumulation of Honor chip tuning technology, the Honor Magic4 Pro has superconducting hexagonal graphene + VC liquid-cooled three-dimensional cooling system. The company said that the low-power display engine solution can achieve the best balance of power consumption, heat, and performance in the industry.

The Honor Magic4 Pro also supports 100W wired fast charging, 50W wireless fast charging, and 7.5W wireless reverse charging.

Lastly, the entire Honor Magic4 series runs the Magic UI 6.0 operating system. Honor’s self-developed Magic Live smart engine enables traditional mobile phone operating systems to form a personalized OS that varies from person to person. Magic Live allows multiple devices to collaborate intelligently based on scenarios and needs.

Honor Magic4

Security And Privacy

In terms of security and privacy, the Honor Magic4 Pro supports smart privacy calls, directly hitting the pain point of full-screen receiver sound leakage. The entire Honor Magic 4 series comes with an independent security memory chip. It can realize double insurance of the mobile phone hardware itself and the security of personal information and data.

Also, the Honor Magic4 Pro’s front-facing 3D deep-sensing camera supports all-weather face unlocking and provides financial payment-level security protection. The Honor Mobile Shield can transfer up to 5 million in a single transaction. In addition, it also supports the “no network payment” feature.

Honor Magic4 Features

The Honor Magic4 is also equipped with a 50-megapixel wide-angle camera and a 50-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera. But it still comes with an 8-megapixel 5X periscope telephoto lens to achieve full-focus images. On the opposite side, there is a 12-megapixel front-facing ultra-wide-angle camera.

As for the screen, it uses a new generation of LTPO super curved screens. This model still uses the new generation of Snapdragon 8 mobile platform, supports GPU Turbo, and comes with game performance improvements. The 4800mAh battery supports 66W wired super-fast charging.

Honor Magic4 Series Prices and Availability

Both models are already available for pre-order and will go on sale in April.

Honor Magic4 prices:

  • 8GB+128GB – 3999 yuan ($630);
  • 8GB+256GB – 4499 yuan ($709);
  • 12GB+256GB – 4899 yuan ($772);
  • 12GB+512GB – 5399 yuan ($851).

Honor Magic4 Pro prices:

  • 8GB+256GB – 5499 yuan ($866);
  • 12GB+256GB – 5899 yuan ($929);
  • 12GB+512GB – 6499 yuan ($1024).

Honor Magic4 Ultimate Edition

Apart from the mentioned two models, there was also the Honor Magic4 Ultimate Edition, priced at 7,999 yuan ($1260).

The Honor Magic4 Ultimate Edition is available in ceramic black and ceramic white. It comes with an iconic design, in which the periscope telephoto lens is in the center. The lens module is symmetrically surrounded. Also, it is equipped with a nanocrystalline ceramic back cover.

Under the hood, it hosts Snapdragon 8 Gen1 processor. At the same time, it comes with OS Turbo X, GPU Turbo X technology, LPDDR5 memory + UFS 3.1 flash memory, and superconducting hexagonal graphene + VC liquid-cooled three-dimensional cooling system.

The rear 50MP main camera has an exclusive custom 8P lens that supports OIS. It is paired with a 64MP ultra-wide-angle lens, a 64MP OIS periscope telephoto lens, and a 50MP spectral enhancement lens. The machine also supports 8×8 dToF laser focus. The front 12MP uses a 100° wide-angle CMOS and a 3D depth.

In addition, the Honor Magic4 Ultimate Edition debuted a new Magic-Log2 format. It’s the industry’s first 4K 60-frame 10bit-log video capture.

The Honor Magic4 Prestige Edition achieved a total score of 146 in the DXOMARK, ranking first.

The Honor Magic4 Ultimate Edition uses a 6.81-inch 2848×1312 OLED quad-curved screen, supports 1~120Hz adaptive refresh rate, and has a peak brightness of 1000nits. It is also the world’s first mobile phone that supports both LTPO and 1920Hz PWM dimming.

The machine has a 4600mAh battery and supports 100W wired fast charging and 100W wireless fast charging (default 50W).

The rest of the features include dual speakers, 3 microphones, NFC, infrared, X-axis linear motor, IP68, ultrasonic fingerprint, etc.

It will be officially launched in April.

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