Honor 50 series was among the company’s first high-profile since the separation with Huawei. It has now been displaced by the Magic 3 series as Honor’s latest flagship smartphone. Here, we will be discussing the Honor Magic 3 series (Magic 3, 3 Pro, and 3 Pro+) including their specs, features, expected price, and availability in Nepal.
Honor Magic 3, 3 Pro, 3 Pro+ Overview:
Design and Display
Honor may have separated from Huawei on paper, but we can still see Huawei’s inspiration on these 3 phones. For context, the Magic 3 Pro+ takes design cues from the Huawei Mate 40 RS Porsche Design.
The octagonal camera module is similar and so are the three parallel lines across the length of the device. Like on the Mate 40 RS, the lines bend around the camera module.
On the front, there is a 6.76-inch AMOLED panel with a 120Hz refresh rate. The display is curved at 89-degree and is surrounded by thin bezels. This 10-bit display covers the DCI-P3 color gamut and is also capable of producing over 1.07 billion colors.
IMAX Enhanced Experience
Honor Magic 3 is the first phone to be part of the IMAX Enhanced program. It was initiated by IMAX in collaboration with DTS for the theatrical experience in smart screens. With this inclusion, you can now enjoy 4K HDR videos with DTS audio on the HDR10+ panel of Honor Magic 3. Prior to this, it was only available in select TVs and projectors.
Performance and Memory
Running the show underneath is the Snapdragon 888+. Honor has used Qualcomm’s latest flagship on the Pro and Pro+ model. The vanilla Magic 3 settles on regular Snapdragon 888. However, the only difference between the two chipsets is the clock speed of the Prime core which is higher on the Plus model.
To keep the temperature down, Honor has used superconductive hexagonal graphene that it claims has 50% better conductivity than traditional graphene.
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The 50MP primary camera on the Magic 3 and Magic 3 Pro uses a 1/1.56″ Sony IMX766 sensor. The Pro+ model uses a larger IMX700 sensor instead. It also comes with a 64MP ultrawide lens compared to the 13MP option on the other two.
The Pro and Pro+ model also have a 64MP periscopic lens that is absent on the vanilla Magic 3. There is also a 64MP monochrome lens that is common across the Magic 3 series.
Honor’s latest flagship offers video recording capabilities like no other smartphone. It supports a 10 bit Magic Log, Cinematic 3D LUT, and AI film effects for more “Hollywood-like” videos. The phone also supports 3D Audio Zoom thanks to the three Omni-directional mic and beam-forming algorithms.
All three models come with a 13MP selfie sensor paired with a depth sensor. The Pro and Pro+ models feature a 3D ToF sensor that is used for 3D Face Unlock as well.
Rest of the specs
Fueling all three of these phones is a 4,600mAh battery that supports 66W wired charging and 50W wireless charging.
For wireless connectivity, Honor Magic 3 series supports 5G, 4G, and Wi-Fi 6. Honor’s Link Turbo X combines the three technology to deliver up to 6.1 Gbps downlink speed on the Magic 3 series.
Honor Magic 3 Series Specifications:
- Display: 6.76-inches OLED panel, 120Hz refresh rate, DCI-P3, 1.07 billion colors, HDR10+, IMAX Enhanced certification
- Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 888+ (5nm mobile platform)
- Memory: 8/12GB RAM, 256/512GB internal storage
- Software & UI: Magic UI 5 based on Android 11
- Rear Camera:
– 50MP Sony IMX766 primary / Sony IMX700 primary (Pro+)
– 13MP ultra-wide lens / 64MP ultra-wide lens (Pro+)
– 64MP monochrome lens
– 64MP periscope sensor with OIS (only on Magic 3 Pro and Pro+)
– Laser focus / 3D ToF (Pro+)
- Front Camera: 13MP + depth camera
- Security: In-display fingerprint scanner (optical)
- Audio: Dual-stereo speakers with DTS Audio
- Battery: 4,600mAh, 66W wired charging, 50W Wireless charging
Honor Magic 3, 3 Pro, 3 Pro+ Price in Nepal
Honor Magic 3 costs EUR 899, while the price of 3 Pro and Pro+ in Europe is EUR 1,099 and EUR 1,499, respectively. Still, the company hasn’t specified anything regarding their availability. While highly unlikely, we expect the price of the Honor Magic 3 series in Nepal to start at NPR 130,000 if and when it launches here.
|Honor Magic 3 Series||Price in Europe||Price in Nepal (Expected)|
|Magic 3||8+256GB||EUR 899||NPR 130,000|
|Magic 3 Pro||8+256GB||EUR 1,099||NPR 160,000|
|Magic 3 Pro+||12+512GB||EUR 1,499||NPR 215,000|
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