Honor Magic 3 series flagship smartphones officially launched

After becoming independent from its parent company Huawei, Honor has finally announced its first true flagship smartphone — Honor Magic 3 series. The lineup includes three models — Honor Magic 3, Magic 3 Pro, and Magic 3 Pro+.

Design-wise, the newly launched smartphone series looks very similar to the Huawei Mate series smartphone. This is not surprising given that Honor was a sub-brand of Huawei before it became an independent brand this year.

All three smartphones feature a 6.67-inch always-on flexible OLED display with 2272 x 1344 pixels screen resolution, a 120Hz refresh rate, and HDR 10+. The phone offers an impressive 94.82 screen-to-body ratio.

On top of the screen, there’s a cutout for housing a 13MP camera with f/2.4 aperture and a 100-degree wide-angle lens. The Pro and Pro+ models come with an additional 3D Time of Flight (ToF) sensor for facing unlocking.

The standard model features a 50MP, f/1.9 lens with Sony’s IMX766 image sensor, a 64-megapixel, f/2.2 monochrome camera, and a 13-megapixel, 120-degree f/2.2 ultra-wide camera. The Pro model gets an additional 64-megapixel, f/3.5 OIS telephoto camera with a 3.5x optical zoom, 10x hybrid zoom, and 100x digital zoom.

The Pro+ switches the IMX766 for the larger, f/1.9 1/1.28-inch Sony IMX700 with OIS. You’ll get that 64-megapixel monochrome camera with an f/1.8 aperture, a 64-megapixel 126-degree, f/2.4 ultra-wide camera, and that same telephoto lens. There’s also a TOF sensor and color temperature sensor for more accurate imaging.

Under the hood, the Pro and Pro+ variants come powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888+ 5G SoC while the standard model is powered by the Snapdragon 888 chipset. The company uses an AI layer for processing and power compensation. It also has OS Turbo X to keep the system running at peak performance for a longer time.

The Magic 3 series packs a 4,600mAh battery and supports wired fast-charging up to 66W. On the Pro and Pro+ models, there’s also wireless charging up to 50W with support for reverse wireless charging, as well as an IP68 rating for dust and water resistance.

The Honor Magic 3 with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage costs €899 while the Magic 3 Pro with the same configuration is priced at €1,099. The Honor Magic 3 Pro Plus, which comes with 12GB of RAM and 512GB of storage, will cost €1,499.

Currently, the global launch date of the smartphones is not yet confirmed by the company has revealed that when the phones are released for the global markets, they will have support for Google Mobile Service (GMS).