Huawei Honor Magic
Huawei launches the premium Honor Magic handset that features a curvy glass design and excellent new features. Huawei

Huawei has launched yet another innovative smartphone in the form of the Honor Magic. The new handset is as premium as it gets, featuring a curvy glass framework and enhanced specs.

The Huawei Honor Magic is powered by the HiSilicon Kirin 950 octa-core chipset. It comes with 64 GB of storage and 4 GB of RAM. The new Huawei phone does not come with an external microSD memory slot.

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The main snapper of the Huawei Honor Magic is a dual 12 MP f/2.2 camera with phase detection autofocus and dual LED flash. It comes with geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, panorama and HDR. The Honor Magic can produce 1080p videos at 30 FPS. The front-facing camera is an 8 MP selfie shooter with an f/2.0 aperture.

The Huawei Honor Magic features a 5.09-inch QHD AMOLED display with a 1440 x 2560 resolution and 577 ppi pixel density. It packs a non-removable lithium ion battery with 2,900 mAh capacity. The Honor Magic does not run on the most recent Android operating system, Nougat 7.0, but instead uses Marshmallow 6.0.

The Honor Magic equips a loud speaker and retains the 3.5 mm headphone jack unlike other leading smartphone brands. According to Android Authority, the Honor Magic features the new WiseScreen sensor, which turns on the screen when it recognises the phone owner’s hands and eyes. The screen supposedly turns off a second after the handset is put away or is not in use.

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Another new feature of Huawei’s latest smartphone is called FaceCode Intelligent Recognition, which allows phone notifications to be read only by pre-registered faces. The Honor Magic’s home button also acts as a fingerprint sensor.

The Huawei Honor Magic is available in two colours: golden black and porcelain white. It has a premium price tag of CNY3,700 (AU$730) and is only available in Huawei’s home country of China at this time. The Honor Magic is expected to hit stores on Dec. 25.