Qualcomm officially introduced Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 at Snapdragon Summit 2023. During the event, Honor President George Zhao confirmed that the Honor Magic 6 will feature the new high-end SoC. But what do we know so far about the upcoming flagship smartphone?
In April, Honor released the Magic 5 Pro (review), a flagship Insider tip that features a decent camera setup. In our tests, the smartphone also impressed with its stylish design, powerful performance and a versatile camera system. Honor Magic 5 Pro can now do this For 899 euros (buy here) can be bought, making it one of the cheapest models with Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
Now Honor President George Zhao has confirmed that a successor will be appointed as part of this Mobile World Congress 2024 will be presented in Barcelona. However, there is currently little information about the upcoming one Honor Magic 6 Pro. At least Honor has shown a short demo video as part of the Snapdragon Summit 2023 that already reveals some design features and specifications.
Honor Magic 6 Pro: The punchhole goes in the middle
There are hardly any details about the display used at this point. Honor will probably return to one 6.8 inch LTPO OLED display Place that round on the side. The display will likely have a QHD resolution again and be 120 Hz faster. Brightness is likely to improve: here we can probably expect a peak brightness of 2,000 nits.
“Magic Capsule” chases your eyes
The teaser video suggests that Punchhole will no longer be left-centered next year. Instead, dual punchholes go with it 3D-FaceScan In the center. The display cutout is complemented by a feature that Honor “Magic Capsule” Call it a feature that works like Apple’s Dynamic Island. Accordingly, notification icons, timers and other things are displayed in the capsule.
This is also new “Eyetracking Based Multimodal Interaction”. – A type of control based on eye movements. According to Zhao, eyes can be used to open “news and information”. Whether the entire operating system can be controlled in this way is questionable. Above all, eye tracking must be highly precise; The system has probably reached its limit while typing. Compared to classic touch controls, this input method will work significantly slower. For example, you have to stare at an app icon for a long time to open the app. So it’s doubtful whether the function will actually make it to the Magic 6 Pro.
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
At Snapdragon Summit 2023, Honor confirmed that Magic 6 Pro will be based on Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3. The new chip has a new one Kryo CPU, which uses a 1+5+2 configuration. Compared to Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, CPU performance is up to 33 percent better (multi-core), with a 15 percent increase in single-core performance. GPU is up to 28 percent faster.
The biggest performance improvement is probably in the AI area, as the SoC here is said to work an impressive 98 percent faster. Eye tracking operations in particular should benefit from this. It’s not clear at this point how much RAM will be available for the chip. The highest equipment level should again have 16 GB of RAM.
MagicOS 8.0 based on Android 14
Probably the operating system MagicOS 8.0 Used. The interface is based on the current Android 14 and will also come to the Honor Magic 5 Pro. However, the manufacturer has not yet commented on the upcoming software version. But we can expect more customization options, stronger data protection settings and advanced technology under the hood.
With only two cameras?
Tipster DigitalChatStation has published two images showing the Honor Magic 6 Pro on Weibo. This clarifies what the device appears to be Only two cameras to be offered. A main camera and a periscope camera are conceivable. However, the camera setup seems a bit unconventional. More specific details about the sensors installed are currently not available.
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