Honor Unveils Magic6 Pro At MWC 2024

At this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC), Honor revealed its newest flagship smartphone, the Magic6 Pro. Boasting the powerful Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chip, the standout feature of this device is its impressive 180MP periscope camera. Offering an exclusive first look, India Today’s Cyrus John delivers the latest updates from MWC 2024. Stay tuned for

The Honor Magic 6 Pro is the company’s latest flagship smartphone. Powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC, the device offers a unique technology called “AI-powered eye-tracking” to help with tasks like opening notifications from the Magic Capsule by just looking at it. Besides the Magic 6 Pro, the company also introduced the Porsche Design Magic V2 RSR, a premium foldable flagship smartphone, which is a premium version of Magic V2, launched earlier this year.

The Honor Magic 6 Pro was launched last month in China. At the MWC 2024, the company announced the global availability of the same. The device comes with a 6.8-inch screen with 2K resolution and 120Hz refresh rate with a Dynamic-Island-like “Magic Capsule” at the top, which includes a selfie camera and additional sensors for eye-tracking.

The smartphone offers 12 GB of LPDDR5x RAM and 512 GB of UFS 4.0 storage. Onto the cameras, the device has a 50 MP wide-angle lens, 50 MP ultra-wide-angle lens, and this is one of the first smartphones to feature a massive 180 MP telephoto zoom lens with support for 2.5x optical zoom and up to 100x digital zoom. Even at the front, there is a 50 MP selfie camera along with a 3D depth camera that assists Face Unlock, and all cameras on this phone can record videos with up to 4K resolution.The device is IP68 rated for water and dust resistance and it packs a 5,600 mAh battery with support for 80W wired and 66W wireless charging. In terms of software, the phone runs on Android 14-based MagicUI 8.0.

In Europe, the Honor Magic 6 Pro is priced at 1299 Euros or approximately Rs 1,16,000 for the 12 GB RAM and 512 GB internal storage. The Porsche Design Magic V2 RSR is priced at 2699 Euros or approximately Rs 2,45,000. Both smartphones will be available in markets like Europe and the UK for pre-order starting today.

company, under the ownership of state-controlled Shenzhen Zhixin New Information Technology Co after its split from Huawei Technologies in November 2020, had previously restricted its releases to the Chinese market but is now eyeing international expansion with this latest offering, Reuters news report said.

The eye-tracking AI function, already available in China, represents a significant leap in smartphone technology. Users can open and maneuver their vehicles by directing their gaze at their phone screens, marking a notable advancement in user interface interaction. Honor has announced plans to integrate this feature commercially in markets outside China, underscoring its commitment to innovation and global accessibility

Honor is also unveiling its latest MagicBook Pro 16 laptop, equipped with AI functionalities that enable seamless cross-device application migration. This innovative feature allows users to effortlessly transfer applications, such as messaging apps, between devices — whether from an Android smartphone to a Windows PC — simply by dragging and dropping.

George Zhao, CEO of Honor, emphasized the company’s commitment to leveraging collaborative synergy and harnessing the transformative potential of AI in his statement. As Honor continues to vie for market share against competitors like Apple and Oppo, its integration of technologies such as the LlaMA 2 large language model (LLM) further underscores its ambition to solidify its position in both domestic and international markets.

According to data from the International Data Corporation, Honor’s market share in China stood at 17.1 percent in 2023, trailing closely behind Apple’s 17.3 percent. With the global rollout of its latest flagship products, Honor aims to further bolster its presence in the fiercely competitive smartphone and laptop markets, riding on the wave of AI-driven innovation to capture the imagination of consumers worldwide.

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