Honor Magic5 Ultimate debuts as new special edition alternative to camera flagship
Honor, has announced its latest flagship device, the Magic5 Ultimate. While Honor advertises the Magic5 Ultimate as a distinct device, it should be considered more of a tricked-out Magic5 Pro. Fundamentally, the pair share the same hardware, including a 6.81-inch LTPO OLED display with a 120 Hz refresh rate and a 1,312 x 2,848-pixel native resolution.
The Magic5 Ultimate retains the quad-camera setup of the Magic5 Pro too, which includes a 50 MP primary, 50 MP telephoto and 50 MP ultra-wide-angle rear-facing cameras. Additionally, the Magic5 Ultimate has the same 12 MP and ToF cameras occupying a pill-shaped notch in the top left of the display. Under the hood sits a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, which is coupled with 16 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage. In comparison, Honor offers the Magic5 Pro in four memory configurations, including the Magic5 Ultimate's sole 16 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage option.
Furthermore, the Magic5 Ultimate has a 5,450 mAh silicon-carbon battery that supports 66 W, 50 W wireless, and 5 W reverse charging. The device also has a handy in-display fingerprint sensor and ships with Magic UI 7.1 based on Android 13. The Magic5 Ultimate has a vegan leather back too, which adds an extra layer of luxury that the Magic5 Pro lacks. At launch, Honor will sell the Magic5 Ultimate in black and orange finishes for CNY 6,699 (~US$963). The company has not confirmed whether it will sell the smartphone in other markets yet, though.