Qualcomm officially introduced the 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 (test), a flagship insider tip that featured a decent camera setup. In our testing, the smartphone also impressed with its sleek design, solid performance, and versatile camera system. Honor Magic 5 Pro can now do this For 899 euros (buy here) It can be purchased, making it one of the cheapest models equipped with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor.
Now Honorary President George Chow has confirmed that a successor will be appointed as part of Mobile World Congress 2024 It will be presented in Barcelona. However, there is currently little information about what’s coming Honor Magic 6 Pro. Honor has at least shown a short demo video as part of Snapdragon Summit 2023 that already reveals some of the design features and features.
Honor Magic 6 Pro: the hole moves to the middle
At this point there are hardly any details about the screen used. The honor will probably go to one 6.8-inch LTPO OLED screen The place is rounded towards the sides. The screen will likely have a QHD resolution again at 120Hz. There will likely be improvements in terms of brightness: here we can probably expect a peak brightness of over 2000 nits.
The “magic capsule” haunts your eyes
The teaser video indicates that next year’s hole will not be in the left center. Instead, the double hole moves with it 3D face scanning in the center. The display cutout is complemented by the Honor feature “Magic capsule” Calls. This feature works like Apple’s Dynamic Island. Accordingly, notification icons, timers and other things are displayed in the capsule.
Also new is this “Eye-tracking-based multimodal interaction” – A type of control based on eye movements. According to Zhao, eyes can be used to unlock “news and information.” It is questionable whether it is possible to control the entire operating system in this way. After all, eye tracking has to be very precise, and the system will likely reach its limits when typing. Compared to classic touch control, this input method will likely work noticeably slower. For example, you have to stare at an app icon for a long time until the app opens. It is therefore questionable whether the function will actually reach the Magic 6 Pro.
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 3rd generation
At Snapdragon Summit 2023, Honor confirmed that the Magic 6 Pro will be based on Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3. The new chip has new Cold 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 single-core performance increased by 15 percent. The GPU is up to 28 percent faster.
The biggest performance improvements are probably in the AI area, because here the SoC is said to run 98 percent faster. Eye tracking in particular should benefit from this. At this point, it’s not clear how much RAM the chip will have available. At the highest level of equipment there should again be 16 GB of RAM.
MagicOS 8.0 operating system based on Android 14
It is most likely the operating system Magic OS 8.0 Uses. The interface is built 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 release. But we can expect more customization options, stronger data protection settings, and improved technology under the hood.
With only two cameras?
DigitalChatStation posted two images on Weibo showing the Honor Magic 6 Pro. This shows that the device looks like this Only two cameras He has to show. The main camera and periscope camera can be visualized. However, the camera arrangement seems a bit unconventional. More precise details about the installed sensors are not currently available.
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