Honor has been attempting to draw in prospective phone buyers ever since it broke relations with Huawei. It already sells some respectable mid-range smartphones and intends to compete with some of the best foldable devices available with its own model. However, Honor appears to desire a bigger piece of the flagship market because it plans to introduce a second high-end phone series for 2022 later this month.
Honor claims that it intends to surprise us with its forthcoming flagship in a tweet. On November 23 at 2:30 PM local time, China will debut the unnamed mobile device (1:30 AM ET). You shouldn’t because this launch is only for the Chinese market.
Honor has so far kept the upcoming phone under wraps officially, but some rumors have already given away a few crucial things about it. A report from a Chinese source (via GSM Arena) says that the phone could end up being called Magic 5 and succeed the Honor Magic 4 that came out earlier this earlier. The same source also points out that the alleged Magic 5 could come powered by Qualcomm’s upcoming top-tier Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor. Given Qualcomm is hosting its annual Snapdragon Summit on November 15, that makes sense.
In addition, it is claimed that the phone uses a 6.8-inch PWM dimming, similar to the Magic 4 Pro, to lessen eye strain. On the rear, there might be a 50MP camera with an IP68 grade for water and dust protection. The phone’s amazing 100W wired and 50W wireless charging, however, may be its greatest feature.
But given our experience with the Magic 4 Pro running Honor’s unique Magic UI, the business need to put more emphasis on software this time. Honor might tone down its aggressive battery management, which unnecessarily terminates apps in the background, and generally simplify the interface. We would also value prolonged software support.
We don’t have any pricing details for the alleged Honor Magic 5 so far, but you can check this space after the official launch on November 23 to see if Honor has priced its new flagship aggressively or not.