Honor has introduced the Magic3, Magic3 Professional, and Magic3 Professional+, its first internationally launched flagship smartphone line. The Professional packs 4 cameras into its big digicam array and provides the flexibility to shoot “cinema-like” movies due to its “IMAX Enhanced” capabilities.
Honor, beforehand Huawei’s funds smartphone model that was spun off into an unbiased entity, has launched the Magic3. Whereas it has launched two different telephones particularly for China, that is its first flagship telephone for the worldwide market. Wanting on the design and a number of the options, it’s fairly clear that Honor has not but deviated removed from its roots: the Magic3 Professional has lots in frequent with what can be anticipated out of a Huawei machine.
Firstly, the design of the digicam array is decidedly Huawei. The enormous round system and total design of the entire machine appears to be like similar to a Huawei Mate machine, and Engadget additionally notes that the boasts about IMAX Enhanced cameras with the ability to permit customers to make their very own “cinema-quality movies” is language that was additionally used to promote Huawei’s Mate 30 and Mate 40 units.
Honor’s Magic3, Magic3 Professional, and Magic3 Professional+ are designed to be the highest-end telephones within the firm’s line and are very comparable outdoors of the digicam programs on every. The Magic3 contains a 50-megapixel, f/1.9 most important digicam. To that, Honor provides a 64-megapixel, f/2.2 monochrome digicam, and a 13-megapixel, 120-degree f/2.2 ultra-wide digicam.
The Professional provides a 64-megapixel periscope telephoto module to that with a 3.5x optical zoom and as much as 100x digital zoom that’s bolstered by an optical picture stabilizer.
The Professional+ swaps out that most important sensor with a 50-megapixel broad (most important) digicam with a bigger 1/1.28-inch sized shade sensor with optical picture stabilization that works with what Honor calls “Full Pixel Octa Section Detection (PD) AutoFocus.” The corporate says it permits the telephone to trace shifting objects exactly and precisely. The Professional+ additionally barely modifications the monochrome digicam, rising the sunshine gathering functionality to f/1.8 and upgrades the ultra-wide to a 64-megapixel, 126-degree subject of view, f/2.4. Lastly, the Professional+ provides a time-of-flight (TOF) sensor and shade temperature sensor to permit it to higher carry out in varied environments.
All three smartphone fashions use the Honor Picture Engine, an imaging system that was designed in-house and is powered by synthetic intelligence.
The “IMAX Enhanced” digicam that Honor touts comes because of the model’s partnership with IMAX and provides AI-powered “skilled movie-grade shade options” to movies captured on the units. The Magic3 collection has what Honor calls “Magic-Log” and “cinematic-level 3D LUT (lookup desk) video capabilities.” LUTs are frequent in filmmaking and are normally laid out over log footage to create particular “appears to be like” to movies, and the addition of log into the Magic3 collection signifies that editors may have extra freedom to regulate shade in publish than with out it. Honor doesn’t state the bit depth of the log footage, nevertheless. Decrease bit depth log footage means much less information in highlights and shadows, so it’s unclear how a lot latitude editors will even have.
The Honor Magic3 collection will launch first in China, with a western launch deliberate shortly. Pricing for Europe was launched, nevertheless, and the Magic3, with 8GB RAM and 256GB of storage will retail for 899 Euro ($1,054), the Magic 3 Professional with 8GB RAM and 256GB of storage will value 1,099 Euro ($1,289), and the highest-end Magic3 Professional+ with 12GB RAM and 512GB of storage prices 1,499 Euro ($1,758).