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Update | The Honor Magic3 Pro will look like the Huawei Mate 40

The latest Magic3 Pro render. (Source: EquaLeaks)
The latest Magic3 Pro render. (Source: EquaLeaks)
Honor has effectively confirmed a new leak alleging that its upcoming flagship Magic3 Android smartphone series would turn out looking suspiciously like another pre-existing premium device. The tip also purports to spill major spec details for the 3 Pro, a QHD+ curved AMOLED display with HDR10+ and Gorilla Glass Victus, up to 16GB of RAM and 100W wired charging included.

Update: Honor has now effectively confirmed these rumors with an official teaser posted to its global website. The OEM's George Zhao has also joined Qualcomm's Cristiano Amon at the recent Global CEO Tech Talk to assert that the 2 companies have collaborated to make the resulting Magic3 series into "the strongest flagships" available on their worldwide launch.

Zhao also underpinned the focus on photography implied by the phones' now patently round rear camera hump by revealing the OEM has named its colorways after the concept of "Magic Hour", commonly prized for the light available at the times of day in question in the same industry. Accordingly, the 3 (and possible 3 Pro) will be released in shades called "Blue Hour" and "Golden Hour".

Original Article: The Honor Magic3 series may launch as serious contenders in the 2021 premium smartphone space, as it is now known to eschew the Snapdragon 888 processor in favor of its new and slightly upgraded Plus refresh. A preliminary concept image may also have elevated hopes for these devices, as it pointed to a relatively unique central camera hump rather than the corner-mounted rectangles that have dominated the market this year.

However, the latest leak on this subject suggests that Honor has gone a quite different way after all. The rear cameras in this new image is still in the midline, although they are now in a circular housing rather than in a more linear one.

According to this image, posted by EquaLeaks via SlashLeaks, there are 4 lenses present in this "Magic3 Pro", one right in the middle with the others arranged in a circle around it. This, then, is still a departure from the 2021 norm; however, it is far from original, looking quite like Huawei's "Star Ring" design for the Mate 40 phablet series.

On the other hand, this observation gives the new leak more credence, as the Magic3's development might have coincided with the tail-end of Honor's relationship with that larger OEM. Ring-camera aside, EquaLeaks now cites some quite attractive features for this Pro variant, pointing to a 6.76-inch QHD+ 120Hz AMOLED display, even if it will come with often-polarizing curved edges.

The upcoming Pro will also apparently debut with 12GB or 16GB RAM SKUs, with 256 to 512GB of internal storage. Its 5000mAh battery is now projected to come with the 50 series' 100W wired charging tech, together with 50W wireless charging, not to mention the OEM's new Magic UI 5.0 based on Android 11 - with Google Mobile Services, of course.

Therefore, the Honor Magic3 Pro might indeed emerge as a compelling new prospect - particularly as it is slated to do so on a global scale. Then again, there are still no indications as to how much this putative package might cost on its August 12, 2021 debut.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-07-19 (Update: 2021-07-22)