Honor presented the flagship smartphones Magic6 and Magic6 Pro — the eldest received a 180-megapixel periscope camera and satellite communication

Honor introduced a series of flagship smartphones Magic6. It includes the basic model Magic6 and the advanced Magic6 Pro. Both smartphones have Snapdragon 8 Gen3 processors, bright OLED displays and an impressive set of cameras. For example, the older model is equipped with a 180-megapixel periscope module.

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Smartphones Honor Magic6 and Magic6 Pro received 6.8-inch OLED displays with a resolution of 2800 × 1264 pixels, rounded at the edges. They support dynamic refresh rates from 1 to 120 Hz, have a brightness of up to 1800 cd/m2 in automatic mode and provide a peak brightness of 5000 cd/m2 when playing HDR content. Also, the screens of both devices support PWM backlight brightness control with a frequency of 4320 Hz.

The front camera of both smartphones is represented by a 50-megapixel sensor with autofocus, f/2.0 optics and the ability to record video in 4K resolution at 30 frames per second. The Magic6 Pro model is complemented by a ToF sensor for unlocking the device by face.

The rear camera block of the Magic6 Pro consists of a main 50-megapixel OmniVision OVH9000 sensor with support for optical stabilization, laser autofocus and a lens with variable aperture f/1.4–2.0; module with a periscope telephoto lens ( f/2.6) , 180-megapixel sensor (1/1.49 inches) with optical stabilization, support for 2.5x optical and 100x digital zoom; and a 50-megapixel sensor for wide-format shooting with autofocus support and f/2.0 optics. The main camera of the Magic6 Pro claims to be capable of shooting in 4K at 60 frames per second and in 1080p up to 240 frames per second.

The Magic6 camera set consists of a 50-megapixel 1/1.3-inch sensor with laser autofocus, optical stabilization and an f/1.9 lens; 32-megapixel module with telephoto lens (f/2.4), 2.5x optical zoom and optical stabilization; as well as a 50-megapixel sensor for wide-format shooting with autofocus support and f/2.0 optics. The main Magic6 camera also claims to be capable of shooting in 4K at 60 frames per second and 1080p up to 240 frames per second.

Both devices run Android 14 operating system with MagicOS 8.0 proprietary shell. Smartphones offer 12 or 16 GB of RAM. The Magic6 model received up to 512 GB of permanent memory, and the Magic6 Pro — up to 1 TB.

The base Honor Magic6 is equipped with a 5450 mAh battery with support for fast wired charging at 66 W and wireless charging at 50 W. The battery capacity of Honor Magic6 Pro is 5600 mAh. It supports 80W wired charging and 66W wireless charging. Both smartphones support Wi-Fi 7 and Bluetooth 5.3.

A special feature of Magic6 Pro is support for two-way satellite communication — you can not only use it for SMS, but also make calls. For both devices, the manufacturer claims the presence of an infrared port for controlling home appliances and IP68 protection (from dust and water).

Honor Magic6 and Magic6 Pro smartphones will be available in black, green, blue, purple and white body options. The price of Magic6 in China for the version with 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage is 4399 yuan ($620) and reaches 4999 yuan ($696) for the version with 16 and 512 GB of memory. Prices for Magic6 Pro start at 5,699 yuan ($793) for the version with 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage, and in the maximum configuration with 16 GB and 1 TB of memory, the device is priced at 6,699 ($933). Sales of new products in China will begin on January 18. Availability of the devices in other markets will be announced at a later date.