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HONOR Magic4 Series Lands

Simon Skinner - 9 months ago

Mobile magicians, HONOR has revealed the all-new HONOR Magic4 Series at this year’s Mobile World Conference. Amongst a flurry of mobile news, the new line-up includes a new premium smartphone, smartwatch and earbuds as a complete package for those looking for a quality photo, video and immersive gaming experience.

HONOR Global Launch Event at MWC 2022

Key Features

  • Triple Camera: Consisting of a 50MP Wide Camera, 50MP 122° Ultra-Wide Camera, and a 64MP Periscope Telephoto Camera, powered by Ultra-Fusion Computational Photography
  • Industry-first 10-bit Log 4K video recording in 60fps: Offering cinematic footage that features the Magic-Log Movie Master and AI Film Effects
  • All-new Snapdragon 8 Gen 1: Enhancing CPU performance by 20%, GPU performance by 30% and AI capabilities by an incredible 300%
  • 6.81-inch Quad-Curved display: With smart refresh rate capable of up to 120Hz, producing 1.07 billion colours to deliver cinematic viewing and a dynamic gaming experience
  • 100W HONOR SuperCharge technology: Charge up to 100% within 30 minutes
  • Multiple colours: Black, Cyan, Gold, White, and Orange

George Zhao, CEO of HONOR Device Co, Ltd, told us: “At HONOR, we always ask ourselves, what can we do to solve user pain points and create the very best product experience for them? Our premium HONOR Magic Series is a real showcase of our innovative technology and is testament to our can-do attitude to constantly challenge industry benchmarks. Redefining excellence across design, display, camera, performance and security, the all-new HONOR Magic4 Series will be a pain point killer and deliver a magical experience to users around the world.” 

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The new HONOR Magic4 Pro in Orange is just stunning.

Triple Camera with Ultra-Fusion Computational Photography 

The new HONOR Magic4 Pro smartphone arrives driving industry benchmarks with a new Triple Camera combination that features a 50MP Wide Camera with a 1/1.56-inch colour sensor, a 50MP 122o Ultra-Wide Camera, and a 64MP Periscope Telephoto Camera. All of this is powered by high-end Ultra-Fusion Computational Photography which we’re told allows the device to produce high-definition images, even from a distance. This is driven by ‘Multi-Camera Computational Photography’ that enables fusion across the full focal length range – essentially combining the power and features of all cameras to gain the very best result via AI.

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The 50MP Wide Camera and the 50MP Ultra-Wide Camera promise a 65% increase in image sharpness and clarity by applying Computational Photography. Using the same fusion computational photography with the wide camera, the 64MP Periscope Telephoto Camera suggests an ability of a 3.5x Optical Zoom and a 100x Digital Zoom, further enhancing image sharpness and clarity by 160%. This, we have to see.  

HONOR also takes a leap with advanced photography while video recording. Based on HONOR’s Dual Chain Computational Photography and Videography Algorithm, we’re told that the HONOR Magic4 Pro can shoot high-quality stills while shooting video footage, which is not limited by the video recording quality. Something that’s common in other smartphones at the moment.

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The HONOR SuperCharge Wireless Charger Stand.

Cinematic Videography with ‘Magic-Log Movie Master

Promising ‘cinematic-level’ footage, the HONOR Magic4 Series boasts the HONOR Magic-Log Movie Master and AI Film Effects. With this, the HONOR Magic4 Series arrives with an industry-first 10-bit Log 4K video recording in 60fps. Something that, if true and if the HONOR Magic4 Pro really delivers what it says, it will have set another industry benchmark.  

With Cinematic 3D LUT [Look Up Table] capacities, its Magic-Log format is designed to help users edit videos in exceptional, cinematic colour hues.

Pricing and Availability

The HONOR Magic4 Pro will be available from a variety of retailers in the UK and with pricing TBC, watch this space for more as we get it. See more at HONOR’s dedicated web pages.

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Simon Skinner

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Having spent many years working in various pockets of the music industry, and always with a camera in hand, Simon has worked with organisations such as Warner/Chappell, Food Records and ultimately, co-founding the innovative independent record label, Izumi Records before moving fully into the world of publishing in 2007. Amongst numerous other projects in the last decade, he has been responsible for a number of specialist photo trade magazines and journals for the filmmaking and photography communities, along with a coffee table book entitled, "Great Britons of Photography' which he produced with Peter Dench and Leica. Now heading up PhotoBite, Simon and the team have set themselves a task of delivering informative and inspirational content for photographers of all levels, from the beginner, shooting with smartphones, to the seasoned photographer and filmmaker.