Honor Magic 4 Pro announced with 100W wireless charging

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Honor said today that its latest flagship smartphone, the Magic 4 Pro, can be fast-charged wirelessly at 100W, allowing it to be charged to 50% in only 15 minutes. The phone has 100W wireless charging as well as 100W wired charging, according to Honor, which can completely charge the device’s 4,600mAh battery in 30 minutes.

The Magic 4 Pro was introduced with the Magic 4, which has a lesser specification and only supports 66W wired fast charging and does not support 100W wireless charging. The Magic 4 Pro will be available for €1099, while the Magic 4 will be available for €899. Both will be available in the coming months, though Honor hasn’t revealed any specific release dates or markets.

Honor is highlighting the photographic capabilities of the Magic 4 Pro, as one would expect from a modern premium smartphone. It has a 50-megapixel primary camera, a 50-megapixel ultrawide camera with a 122-degree field of view, and a 64-megapixel periscope telephoto camera with 3.5x optical zoom on the back. The standard Magic 4 sports an 8-megapixel periscope telephoto camera with inferior quality.

The Magic 4 Pro sports a 6.81-inch LTPO OLED display on the front that can dynamically alter its refresh rate from 1Hz to 120Hz and is curved around the device’s four sides. Meanwhile, the basic Magic 4 has the same screen size and refresh rate as the Magic 5, but only bends around two of the device’s corners.
Qualcomm’s top Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor powers the Magic 4 series.

The Magic 4 comes with either 8GB or 12GB of RAM and storage options ranging from 128GB to 512GB, while the Magic 4 Pro offers identical specifications but lacks the 128GB option. The Magic 4’s dust and water resistance certification is IP54, but the Pro’s is IP68, thus the latter should be able to withstand a minor splash but not complete immersion.

Honor’s phones may now ship with Google’s applications and services, including the all-important Google Play Store, thanks to the brand’s separation from its previous parent company Huawei. Both devices will be powered by Honor’s Magic UI 6.0 software, which is based on Android 12. Honor’s “Privacy Calling” function, which it says employs directional sound to prevent as much sound from escaping from the phone’s built-in speaker during voice conversations, is limited to the Pro model.

The Magic 4 series was announced around a half-year after Honor revealed its predecessor, the Magic 3. Honor stated at the time that the Magic 3 and Magic 3 Pro will be available worldwide, and even confirmed price in euros for the two phones. However, neither film appears to have been extensively distributed outside of China. Honor will no doubt hope that the Magic 4 will be different as it strives to establish itself as a brand-independent of Huawei.

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