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Honor has announced a brand new range of premium smartphones, the Honor Magic3 series, with a strong focus on the cameras, including a 64MP Monochrome camera on all models, great for those who are interested in monochrome photography.

Honor Magic3 Blue Hour

The Honor Magic3, shown above, starts the range with a 50MP f/1.9 wide-angle camera, a 13MP f/2.2 ultra wide (13mm), and a 64MP f/1.8 monochrome camera. The camera uses Laser focus for rapid focus.

Honor Magic3 Series

Honor Magic3 Series (Magic3 Pro, above)

The Honor Magic3 Pro features the same cameras as the Magic3, but with additional cameras, including a 64MP f/3.5 periscope 3.5x telephoto camera with OIS, equivalent to 90mm. With this, the camera offers a 10x hybrid zoom, as well as a 100x superzoom option. There’s an 8×8 dTOF laser focus system on this model, and the Pro +.

The Honor Magic3 Pro + is the ultra premium model of the range, with a ceramic back. It features a 50MP f/1.9 wide-angle camera with OIS using a larger 1/1.28inch Sony IMX700 sensor, with ISO up to ISO409600.

There’s also a 64MP f/2.4 ultra-wide camera with 1/2inch sensor (11mm equivalent), a 64MP f/3.5 telephoto camera with OIS (90mm equivalent), and a dedicated 64MP f/1.8 monochrome camera. You’ll also find a 13MP ultra-wide camera on the front, with a 3D depth camera, and 3D ToF face unlock.

All models use a Multi-spectrum colour temperature sensor, with a smart AWB algorithm, for improved colour reproduction.

George Zhao, CEO of HONOR Device Co, Ltd, presenting the Honor Magic3 Pro+

George Zhao, CEO of HONOR Device Co, Ltd, presenting the Honor Magic3 Pro+


“HONOR has always showcased our most innovative ideas through the HONOR Magic Series, and the HONOR Magic3 Series continues this legacy,” said George Zhao, CEO of HONOR Device Co, Ltd. “Representing HONOR’s vision for the future of mobile technology, we are proud of the industry partnerships we’ve forged which have helped in the development of this ground-breaking new smartphone as well as the continued efforts from our R&D team to reintroduce HONOR to the global market, in a never-before-seen display of exceptional technology.”

Magic-Log Video Recording

4K 60fps video recording includes 10-bit “Magic-log” with 8 different 3D LUT built in, developed by IMAX, so you can customise the look of video recorded. There are 3 omni-directional microphones with AudioZoom to direct sound recording, and stereo speakers are built-in.

Smartphone that delivers a Cinematic Videography Experience
The HONOR Magic3 Series is the first ever IMAX® ENHANCED smartphone. It also comes with AI film effects[1] to enable professional movie-grade color solutions. The HONOR Magic3 Series enables Magic-Log and cinematic Level 3D LUT (Look Up Table) video capabilities. Commonly used to shoot professional movies, the log format allows users to enhance their videos with cinematic color tones and stunning visuals in HDR clarity. The cinematic 3D LUTs help users create color hues fit for the cinema.

Giving users more freedom to control and adjust colors without compromising image accuracy, HONOR has partnered with renowned Hollywood colorist, Bryan Mamahan, to co-create eight exclusive LUTs inspired by classic movies. Harnessing the power of AI, the HONOR Magic3 Series recommends the LUT based on the shooting scenario[2], ensuring content creators can take their movie making skills to the next level. The Magic3 Series can capture 4K HDR content and has three omni-directional microphones for clear audio capture, further ensuring enhanced picture and sound quality for cinema ready content. [1] [2] Requires OTA upgrade

All three smartphones use the same 6.76inch OLED screen, with a 120Hz refresh rate, 1.07 billion colours, DCI-P3 wide-colour gamut, HDR10+ certification, colour accuracy of DeltaE<0.8, and an 89 (degree) super curved sides.

The Magic3 Pro and Pro+ are both IP68 certified for dust and water protection, of over 1m for up to 30 minutes, with the Magic3 IP54 certified.

All models use a 4600mAh battery, and support 66W high-speed charging, with the Magic3 Pro and Pro+ supporting wireless reverse charging, letting you charge other devices from the phone.

Honor Magic3 Pro+ Sample Photos

1/3800s, f/1.9, ISO200, Landscape

1/3800s, f/1.9, ISO200, Landscape

1/7002s, f/1.9, ISO200, Portrait

1/7002s, f/1.9, ISO200, Portrait

Honor Magic3 Pro Sample Photos

1/3800s, f/1.9, ISO100, Landscape

1/3800s, f/1.9, ISO100, Landscape

1/800s, f/2.2, ISO100, Ultra-wide-angle camera

1/800s, f/2.2, ISO100, Ultra-wide-angle camera

Honor Magic3 Series Pricing and Availability

The Magic3 will be available for €899 with 8+256GB in Golden Hour, Blue Hour, black, and white colour versions. The Magic3 Pro will be available for €1099 with 8+256GB in Golden Hour, Black, and White colour versions. And finally, the Magic3 Pro+ will be available for €1499 in Ceramic Black or Ceramic White versions.

The smartphones will be available in China initially, with worldwide release to be announced at a later date. All smartphones released in the global market (outside China) will be released with access to Google Mobile services.