The HONOR Magic 4 Pro promises to be the ultimate android flagship with a groundbreaking camera, screen, call, and privacy features. — Picture by Raymond Manuel
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 18 — The highly-anticipated HONOR Magic 4 Pro was recently unveiled in Malaysia.
It is expected to start selling in Malaysia next month and promises to have modern top-grade flagships.
Its predecessor, The Honor Magic 3 Pro, was an important milestone for the company marking its independence after its departure from its parent company Huawei.
The Magic 3 was praised for its high-end features including a large OLED display, excellent battery life, and a world-class camera that could record 4K raw footage.
Will the Magic 4 Pro live up to or even exceed the hype of its predecessor?
During a media briefing at the KL Tower, HONOR Malaysia gave a first look at their new feature-packed flagship.
HONOR Malaysia Product Manager Ren Yi went through the four key aspects that the Magic 4 innovates beyond other smartphones.
The phone’s 6.81-inch screen is Quad-Curved, offering users a superior viewing experience watching Netflix or YouTube using the world’s first 1920Hz PWM dimming LTPO display to help users reduce eye fatigue and damage.
The 120Hz display also intelligently saves power consumption by changing the refresh rate based on the task.
The Magic 4 Pro has a premium feel on the hand with its glass back case and almost 7-inch display — Picture by Raymond Manuel
The flagship’s front and rear cameras feature top-notch 50MP and 64MP cameras in a combination called the Ultra Fusion Photography, which uses multiple camera lenses to create an all-around photography package.
The phone also utilises IMAX Enhanced Magic-Loc technology to film professional level 4K videos in RAW using colour LUTS.
When privacy is concerned, the Magic Pro 4 uses Dual TEE OS security to protect important data like fingerprints, passwords, and facial information.
In addition, the AI Privacy Call feature allows users to enhance their phone calls using directional audio targeted only to their ears only.
Finally, the industry-first, dual 100W SuperCharge promises to take charging from zero per cent to 50 per cent in 15 minutes.
Additionally to those innovations, the phone’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor and 256GB ROM and 8GB RAM will keep gaming and multitasking smooth and hassle-free.
Upon taking the phone to the Skydeck of KL Tower, the flagship camera of the Magic Pro was able to capture the amazing city view with sharpness and plenty of detail to spare.
In real life, the phone feels premium, tall, but easy on the hand thanks to the curved case and tactile buttons.
With our brief time using the Magic 4 we can definitely praise the performance of its camera and battery life, but time will tell if it is able to improve on the other “pain points” from its predecessor through day-to-day usage.
HONOR plans for the Magic 4 Pro to target power users looking for a superior flagship experience, punching above its weight with quality on par with the likes of Apple and Samsung.