MWC 2023 | Honor Magic5 previewed as new flagship and cheaper alternative to Magic5 Pro
The Honor Magic5 has arrived as the mid-tier model in Honor's Magic5 series. Honor has continued in the vein of the Magic3 and Magic4 series though, by equipping the standard model with a flagship chipset. As such, the Magic5 features the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, like the Magic5 Pro. The Magic5 and Magic5 Pro also share the same design language, as well as a few other similarities.
Specifically, the Magic5 contains the same front-facing and ultra-wide-angle cameras as the Magic5 Pro, which output at 50 MP and 12 MP, respectively. The former lacks the latter's secondary front-facing camera, but it features the same 5,100 mAh battery. Unfortunately, Honor has dropped wireless charging support, leaving the Magic5 with 66 W wired and 5 W reverse wired charging.
The Magic5 also has a 6.73-inch OLED display that operates at 2,688 x 1,224 pixels with a 120 Hz refresh rate and 1,600 nits peak brightness. Moreover, the handset has 54 MP primary and 32 MP telephoto cameras, with the latter offering 2.5x optical zoom. The Magic5 is smaller than the Magic5 Pro too, at 161.4 x 75.5 x 7.8 mm and 191 g. In comparison, the Magic5 Pro measures 162.9 x 76.7 x 8.8 mm and weighs 219 g.
The Magic5 will launch in Q2 2023 with Magic UI 7.1 based on Android 13. Honor states that the Magic5 will ship in black and blue colourways, both with only 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage. While the Magic5 will not be available in Germany, it will sell elsewhere in the Eurozone for €899.