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Honor Magic6 series tipped to launch as super-high-res periscope zoom camera smartphones

An official Magic6 render. (Source: Honor)
An official Magic6 render. (Source: Honor)
Periscope zoom lenses are projected to be huge among the premium Android devices of 2024 on a number of levels - however, they may not come bigger than in the Honor Magic6 series, according to a new leak. It is said to have well over 2x the resolution of the next largest new zoom lens, although its may be paired to a main shooter that comes with more compromise than previously rumored.

The iQOO 12 and 12 Pro have just become pioneers in what is thought to become the new trend of higher-res periscope lenses in smartphones as we move toward 2024. The next-gen modules are all either confirmed or rumored to have been made using 64MP sensors - however, Honor is now said to have outdone them all with a custom zoom lens for the Magic6 and its siblings.

The telephoto lens in question was once vaguely linked to a class-leading 200MP resolution; however, Honor has reportedly decided that 160MP is good enough for this kind of shooter. It may or may not form a (literal) triangle of rear cameras in the Magic6 series, joining a new and allegedly exposure-resistant 50MP sensor as a primary lens.

This "Omnivision OV50K" has been mentioned in conjunction with the prevailing 1-inch size spec for truly top-end Android devices; however, Honor has again reportedly conceded that it needs to go with the more standard ~1/1.3-inch footprint for integration into its upcoming Snapdragon 8 Gen 3-powered flagships. 

Nevertheless, legendary tipster Digital Chat Station still backs Magic6-series imagery as something "still worth looking forward to", and that the hardware behind it is an upgrade over that of its predecessors nonetheless.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2023-11-28 (Update: 2023-12-10)