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Snapdragon Summit | Honor Magic6 Series sneak peek confirms on-device AI, Magic Capsule and Magic Ring

Honor teases the Magic6. (Source: Honor)
Honor teases the Magic6. (Source: Honor)
Honor has teased its upcoming Magic6 series as flagship Android smartphones with all the latest bells and whistles the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 platform from Qualcomm can support. They include a voice assistant powered by on-device AI, as well as the latest, most powerful form of pairing with own-brand laptops. The new smartphones will also have first-gen Magic Capsule displays, touted as an even smarter version of Dynamic Island for iPhones.

Honor has synced up with Snapdragon Summit 2023 in order to announce that the successor to its Magic5 smartphone will indeed be powered by the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC. The OEM asserts that it will entail far more than the average flagship processor upgrade thanks to Qualcomm's latest advancements in on-device AI and wireless device integration.

Honor will leverage the former to bring the most powerful in-house voice assistant it has made yet to the Magic6. Named YOYO, it is backed to behave more like a chatbot on a smartphone, except that it will be entirely on-device.

Its natural "user-centric" experience will be powered by a "7-billion-parameter" LLM developed in partnership with Qualcomm, and is touted to synthesize "personalized" responses while being as easy on battery life as possible.

The Magic6 (which may also be joined by a Magic6 Pro at launch) has also been previewed as capable of forming a MagicRing ecosystem with other Honor products such as laptops. It should allow all the gadgets in question to 'pool' their I/O and screen contents to bring features such as Connected Camera and Connected Input to life, all powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon Seamless.

Finally, the Magic6 series also now stands to become first-gen Magic Capsule devices, a new "multimodal interaction" space located at the top of the display that may be set to automatically wake up in response to eye-tracking capabilities built into a new selfie camera pill.

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Honor teases its upcoming Magic Ring...
Honor teases its upcoming Magic Ring...
...flagship smartphone hardware...
...flagship smartphone hardware... AI... AI...
...and UI upgrades. (Source: NBC, Honor)
...and UI upgrades. (Source: NBC, Honor)


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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2023-10-26 (Update: 2023-10-26)