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The Honor Magic3 series is touted to support a "100x zoom" spec

The "Magic3" in the wild. (Source: SlashLeaks)
The "Magic3" in the wild. (Source: SlashLeaks)
Honor is slated to launch its latest flagship smartphones later in August 2021. Now, a new leak purports to show one of these devices in the wild. The photo in question shows the ring-like camera hump seen in earlier spoilers, although this one has a new detail: a legend that might point to powerful zoom capabilities in the sensor immediately below it.

Honor has chosen to launch its upcoming Magic3 premium smartphone (along with possible Pro and Pro+ variants) the day after Samsung is slated to unveil its new foldable flagships: August 12, 2021. The latest yield from the rumor mill suggest that the Chinese OEM hopes to drag attention back away from the Galaxy Z Fold3 and Flip3 with powerful specs such as a newer Snapdragon 888+ SoC and up to 5 rear cameras per SKU.

The latter might have been confirmed through a new image showing a device with a large, circular hump mounted in the center of its rear panel. This feature is identical to those in previous Magic3 leaks, and also matches closely with official branded teasers. Then again, it allegedly reveals something left out of these earlier hints.

The ring-cam captured in this new image also bears the legend "100X", thereby suggesting that a sensor found below this text might support this level of zoom. The spec, most likely digital or hybrid, might thus further enhance a camera set-up previously rumored to also include dual main sensors.

In other Magic3 news, Honor's CEO George Zhao has appeared on camera yet again to hype his company's upcoming flagships, in terms of their apparently world-beating durability and performance this time. The latter is apparently underpinned by class-leading AI, not to mention graphene-enhanced cooling for its new processor.

Furthermore, the Magic3 series is now slated to launch with a new version of the OEM's Android skin. This MagicUI 5.0 may also run on the upcoming V7 Pro tablet, and may also support cross-screen connectivity features for seamless hand-overs of a user's work between different form-factors.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-08- 8 (Update: 2021-08- 9)