Honor Magic 6 series: The ultimate flagship smartphone with Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 and 180MP periscope

Honor has launched its new flagship smartphones, the Honor Magic 6 and Magic 6 Pro, which are packed with cutting-edge features and specifications. The Honor Magic 6 series are the first smartphones to sport the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor, the most powerful chip from Qualcomm. They also have stunning displays, amazing cameras, and fast-charging batteries. Here are the details of the Honor Magic 6 series.

Display and design

The Honor Magic 6 series features 6.8-inch LTPO AMOLED displays with QHD+ resolution and an adaptive refresh rate of up to 120Hz. The displays can deliver up to 1,800 nits of peak brightness in auto mode and up to 5,000 nits of local peak brightness for HDR content. The displays also support 4,320Hz ultra-high frequency PWM dimming, which reduces eye strain and improves battery life.

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The Honor Magic 6 series has curved edges and a sleek design. The Magic 6 has a single punch hole cutout for the front camera, while the Magic 6 Pro has a pill-shaped cutout that also houses a 3D depth face unlock module for enhanced security. The rear cameras are arranged in a rectangular module with a gradient color effect. The Honor Magic 6 series comes in five colors: black, green, blue, purple, and white. They are also IP68 dustproof and water-resistant.

Performance and software

The Honor Magic 6 series is powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor, the most powerful chip from Qualcomm, which promises blazing-fast performance and 5G connectivity. The Honor Magic 6 series also comes with generous memory and storage options. The Magic 6 Pro offers 12GB or 16GB of RAM and up to 1TB of internal storage, while the Magic 6 offers 12GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. Both phones also support microSD cards for further expansion.

The Honor Magic 6 series runs on MagicOS 8.0, which is based on Android 14 and offers a smooth and intuitive user experience. The MagicOS 8.0 also supports Honor’s Magic Link technology, which allows seamless connection and data transfer between Honor devices. The Magic 6 series also supports Honor’s Magic UI, which is a customizable and interactive interface that adapts to the user’s preferences and habits.

Camera and battery

The Honor Magic 6 series packs amazing cameras on both the front and the back. The front-facing camera is a 50MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture, which can capture sharp and detailed selfies and video calls.

The rear cameras are where the Honor Magic 6 series really shines. The Magic 6 Pro features a 50MP main camera with f/1.4-f/2.0 variable aperture, which can adjust the amount of light entering the lens depending on the scene. The main camera also supports optical image stabilization (OIS) and laser autofocus (LAF) for steady and clear shots. The Magic 6 has a similar 50MP main camera with f/1.9 aperture but without the variable aperture and OIS features.

The highlight of the rear cameras is the 180MP periscope lens on the Magic 6 Pro, which offers 2.5x optical zoom and up to 100x digital zoom. This lens can capture stunning details and clarity even from far away, making it perfect for wildlife and landscape photography. The Magic 6 has a 32MP telephoto lens with 2.5x optical zoom and 50x digital zoom, which is still impressive but not as powerful as the periscope lens.

Both the Magic 6 and Magic 6 Pro also have a 50MP ultrawide lens, which can capture a 120-degree field of view and support macro photography. The ultrawide lens can also record 8K videos at 30fps and 4K videos at 60fps, as well as support HDR10+ and super slow-motion modes.

The Honor Magic 6 series has large batteries that can last for a long time and charge quickly. The Magic 6 Pro has a 5,600mAh battery that supports 80W wired charging and 66W wireless charging, which can fully charge the phone in 30 minutes and 40 minutes, respectively. The Magic 6 has a 5,450mAh battery that supports 66W wired charging and 50W wireless charging, which can fully charge the phone in 35 minutes and 50 minutes, respectively.

Connectivity and other features

The Honor Magic 6 series has impressive connectivity features, such as Wi-Fi 7, Bluetooth 5.3, NFC, and USB-C. The Magic 6 Pro also has the added benefit of satellite connectivity in China, which allows the phone to make calls and send messages even without a cellular network. Both phones also have IR blasters, which can control home appliances.

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The Honor Magic 6 series is the ultimate flagship smartphones that offer the best of everything: performance, display, camera, battery, and design. They are the perfect choice for anyone who wants a premium and powerful smartphone that can handle any task and capture any moment.

Pricing and availability

The pricing in China starts at CNY 4,399 ($620) for the 12/256GB Magic 6 and tops out at CNY 6,699 ($943) for the 16/1TB Magic 6 Pro. The open sales in China are scheduled to begin on January 18, while the international pricing and availability will be detailed at a later stage.

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