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Huawei introduces concept phone - Honor Magic

The Honor Magic does have the word 'magic' in it, but there is very little magic in this concept phone.

@LanaJelic
Published Sat, Dec 17 2016 12:50 PM CST   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

Huawei decided to end the year with their new concept phone introduced under Honor brand - Honor Magic.

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The Honor Magic does have the word "magic" in it, but there is very little magic in this concept phone. Yes, it is Huawei's curviest phone so far, but when a company is introducing a concept phone, it is expected that they will try to push the boundaries of conventional phone design and introduce something new or different. But that's not the case with the Honor Magic.

As mentioned earlier, the Honor Magic has every edge and corner curved which gives a somewhat different look to the phone. The device comes with a 5.09-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels.

On the back is a dual 12 MP camera (color + monochrome) with an aperture of f/2.2 plus an 8 MP selfie camera, literally the same as the Honor 8. The processor is also the same as Honor 8's - Kirin 950, and the phone comes with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage.

The Honor Magic comes with a 2900 mAh battery with fast charging - 90% in 30 minutes.

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The company did, however, incorporate artificial intelligence in the Honor Magic to provide some intelligent interactive features. The WiseScreen sensor enables users to unlock their phone by simply picking up and looking at the screen, the display will automatically turn off, and the screen will lock when put down or put in a pocket. The FaceCode intelligent recognition feature, on the other hand, ensures total privacy by only revealing message notifications to the pre-registered face. Both of these features are similar to what Samsung did with their Iris scanning capability with the now doomed Note7.

To further improve user experience, the Honor Magic houses the Honor Magic Live system, which anticipates users' needs and facilitates their daily lives by offering a whole host of predictive information.

However, even with this feature Huawei didn't offer anything new since these features already exist with Google Now and Google Assistant.

The Honor Magic will, for now, be available only in China for a price of around $530.

Lana has a passion for technology and science. She spends her time looking for the latest and most interesting technology and science news. Her passion is in gadgets, wearables, and other cool and interesting applications of technology or science. She also spends her free time gaming in MMOs like World of Warcraft. She has prior experience covering technology for publications and breaking news. If she’s not doing either, you might just find her exploring the metaverse in VR. Lana wants to expand TweakTown’s coverage of mobile, wearables and gadgets while also bringing her experience with science and general tech to TweakTown. Her area of coverage is around science, technology, smartphones, wearables, and general neat gadgets. She hopes to one day be able to drive around in her self-driving car while she schedules an appointment for a SpaceX trip to the moon on her smartwatch.

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