New Huawei Honor Magic - Many reasons to get it

December 22, 2016 Android honor huawei New Launch

Huawei e-commerce brand Honor has mainly targeting affordable mmarket with nice devices like the Honor 8 and NOte 8. That is not all for this year, the company has now announced the Honor Magic. "This is an experimental product of ours," said Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei's Consumer Business Group. "This concept phone will help us pre-evaluate uncertain future technologies." In a nutshell, the Magic is a mix of fresh design, faster charging tech, smarter assistant and interesting improvements on other aspects of user experience.

Interesting hardware upgrades

The Honor Magic is a beauty packed with interesting tech, it sports a dual 12-megapixel cameras on the back to an eye-tracking sensor from Tobii on the front. 

It is powered by an Kirin 950 with 4GB of RAM plus 64GB of internal storage. The display comes with a nice 5.09-inch AMOLED curved display with QHD 2560×1440 resolution (577 ppi), and Honor with curved edges. These three round edges are mirrored to the phone's glass back and it feels really nice on the hands.

The frame is itself a sensor, the home button is also a fingerprint reader, and on the front is an eye-tracking unit from Tobii, which generally builds them into laptops and monitors — this is the first smartphone they’ve put one in.

The interesting function it provides is a multi-factor authentication technique Huawei calls WiseScreen. When you pick up the phone, the frame senses how you’re holding it, and Tobii sensor checks your eyes. If you pass, it unlocks right away. Face recognition is also built in, and you can register your face and a few other ones that can check notifications. You can of course still use the biometric authentication.

Magic's new software features

Honor's Magic Live UI is based on Android 6.0 and packs many situation-aware features. One interesting one is the lock screen shortcut key that's automatically generated based on one's daily habit. The Magic's lock screen automatically brings up relevant information based on your location, messages and purchase history. There's also driving detection to remind the user to switch to the driving interface and a long press the home button to toggle DeepThink on-screen keyword search.

Definitely the phone we like to have

The Honor magic will most likely remain within China, otherwise it would be a very interesting phone to try out with w wealth of new hardware and software built in. If there is chance for us to offer the phone to our Etoren customers, we will definitely announce it!