Honor has introduced its Magic Four collection smartphones at MWC, however the standout characteristic is just obtainable on Professional mannequin. It’s the place you’ll discover 100W quick charging assist, each by way of USB-C and wirelessly. That makes it the quickest wi-fi charging you’ll discover on any telephone.
It will at all times be much less environment friendly than wired charging, however speeds are nonetheless mightily spectacular. With the suitable charging pad (a separate buy), Honor says it’ll get you from zero to 50% in simply 15 minutes. In case you want one thing even sooner, a wired connection supposedly delivers a full cost in solely half an hour.
Query marks stay over its long-term impact on battery well being, however the beginning capability is encouraging. The Magic Four Professional’s 4600mAh cell is anticipated to ship all day battery life, whereas the common mannequin is even higher at 4800mAh. Nonetheless, you solely get 66W wired charging right here and no wi-fi charging in any respect.
Nonetheless, loads of different options are constant throughout each fashions. That features the Snapdragon eight Gen 1 underneath the hood, Qualcomm’s newest and biggest chipset. Alongside eight or 12GB of RAM and as much as 512GB storage, efficiency must be a key energy.
These high-end internals assist energy a 6.81in LTPO OLED show, full with 120Hz refresh charge. The latter is adaptive, that means it might probably robotically alter from 1Hz to 120Hz to assist preserve battery life. Exact resolutions differ barely – 1224×2664 on the common Magic Four vs 1312×2848 on the Professional – nevertheless it’s unlikely you’ll discover a distinction.
Honor’s round rear digicam module is retained, housing 50Mp vast and 50Mp ultrawide sensors on each telephones. Nonetheless, the periscope telephoto digicam is 8Mp on the common Magic 4 – that provides 5x optical zoom or 50x digital. Apparently, the Professional mannequin’s 64Mp model is proscribed to three.5x optical, however presents 100x digital because of the upper decision.
Each telephones have 12Mp ultrawide front-facing cameras with 100° discipline of view. The Magic Four Professional provides a separate 3D depth sensor for portrait photographs and safer 3D face unlock, however this makes the hole-punch bigger and shifts it to the left.
Honor’s cut up from Huawei means the Magic Four Collection runs a full model of Android 12, albeit with the corporate’s Magic UI 6.zero pores and skin excessive. The software program expertise is nothing we haven’t seen earlier than, however the likes of Privateness Calling (which makes use of AI to cut back sound leakage) are stuff you gained’t discover elsewhere.
Different options of word embody an improved ultrasonic fingerprint sensor on the Professional, twin stereo audio system, and IP68 or IP54 water and dust-resistance. Each fashions have black, white, cyan and gold color choices, whereas the Professional has the choice for an orange PU leather-based end.
The Honor Magic Four Collection shall be obtainable in Europe quickly, beginning at €899 for the common mannequin with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage. Nonetheless, the Magic Four Professional will set you again at the very least €1,099 with the identical RAM and storage.
The brand new telephones have been launched alongside the Honor Earbuds three Professional and Watch GS three at Cell World Congress 2022.