Huawei unveiled Honor Magic, a flagship phone w/ AI features

Huawei unveiled Honor Magic, a flagship phone w/ AI features

Huawei unveiled a new smartphone for its Honor sub-brand and this time it’s a flagship level device.


The Honor Magic is a 5.09-inch smartphone with a curved AMOLED display packing in a QHD resolution. That’s a lot of pixels together with a crisp 577ppi pixel density. It also has two 12MP rear cameras (color + monochrome) but without a Leica brand like the P9 and Mate 9.


The phone is powered by a home-baked Kirin 950 chipset with 4GB RAM and 64GB of storage. It runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow that’s yet again skinned by the Chinese manufacturer with what they call Honor Magic Live OS.


The custom OS is the key feature of the Magic with nifty artificial intelligence features with the help of its hardware. One of these is the WiseScreen sensor, which combines a sensor in its frame and an infrared sensor in the front-facing camera to let the phone know it’s going to be used by the owner.

Another feature is called FaceCode Intelligent Recognition. Any notifications on the phone will only show to pre-registered faces. This prevents unwanted users to peek at what’s in your phone i.e. text message notification. The phone also has the DeepThink which is similar to Google Now that shows you information when you need it and more AI goodies.

Honor Magic specs:
5.09-inch QHD AMOLED @ 2560 x 1440 pixels, 577ppi
2.3GHz Kirin 950 octa-core CPU
64GB internal storage
12MP f/2.2 dual rear camera w/ LED flash
8MP front camera
Dual SIM
Wi-Fi 802.11ac
Bluetooth 4.2
Hall effect sensor
Fingerprint scanner
2,900mAh battery w/ fast charging
Android 6.0 Marshmallow w/ Honor Magic Live
146.1 x 69.9 x 7.8mm

The Honor Magic is priced as a premium device at CNY 3,700 (~Php26,600) and is already available for pre-order in China with deliveries coming on December 25.


This article was contributed by Daniel Morial, a film school graduate and technology enthusiast. He's the geeky encyclopedia and salesman among his friends for anything tech.

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1 Response

  1. archie says:

    Galaxy s8 leaked and rip-off design. It’s ok to copy if the design is already released by the original designer. If they are an ethical company, they won’t use stolen ideas. I’m losing my trust on huawei after this.

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