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Honor releases the Magic 4 Pro with 100 W wireless charging

If you have ever felt your phone doesn’t charge fast enough, Honor is here to blow your mind with the Magic 4 Pro. The new flagship phone can charge up to 50 percent in just 15 minutes wirelessly.

Honor has taken off the wraps from its latest flagship, the Magic 4 Pro, and the star attraction is the fast wireless charging. The smartphone can accept 100 W without being plugged into a socket. This is fast enough to juice up the 4,600 mAh battery to 50 percent in half an hour.

However, if you use the standard charger, you still get a 100 W charging speed.

Honor, a former sub-brand of Chinese Huawei, also announced the Magic 4, less specced out than the Magic 4 Pro. The chagrining speed maxes out at 66 W, and there is no support for 100 W wireless charging.

Another difference between the Pro and non-Pro is a noticeable price gap. The Magic 4 starts at €899 while the Magic 4 Pro starts at €1099. Honor says the two models will be available in the coming months, but we await market availability details.

The Magic Pro is also powerful camera-wise. There are three cameras on the back, arranged on a circular bump. The primary camera is 50 MP, while there is a 122-degree field of view 50 MP lens. Honor also threw in a 64 MP periscope telephoto camera, promising 3.5x optical zoom. On the standard Magic 4, you will get a relatively minuscule 8 MP periscope telephoto lens.

Turn to the front, and you will be greeted by a massive 6.81 inches LTPO OLED display on either of the new devices. The display refresh rate tops out at 120 Hz. The Pro model is curved around four edges of the device while it is only two edges on the standard model.

Both models use the latest and most powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor. The two models come with 8 GB or 12 GB of RAM. However, while the standard Magic 4 offers 128 GB and 512 GB of internal memory, the Pro is only 512 GB. Another differentiation is that the Pro has an IP68 rating for dust and water resistance while the non-Pro has only IP54 for light splashes of water.

The two phones run on a modified version of Google’s Android 12 OS known as Magic UI 6.0 and have access to the Google Play Store. Note that the ban on Huawei does not apply as Honor is now a standalone brand.

The Pro model has a Privacy Calling feature that Honor claims uses directional sound to prevent sound leaks from the built-in speaker during voice calls.

Honor is on a rapid release cycle as it has only been about six months since the previous flagship, the Magic 3, was released. The company promised to release the Magic 3 and Magic 3 Pro globally, but that didn’t seem to have happened as it was only widely available in China. So, even though Honor has more incentive for a global release this time as it tries to establish itself as a worldwide brand separate from Huawei, it is safer to take any promises with a grain of salt.

Honor already has company in the fast charging space. Oppo, another Chinese brand, has announced a 150 W SuperVOOC fast0charging standard that can charge from zero to 50 percent in just five minutes. It will deliver 100 percent in 15 minutes. The tech will appear in the first Oppo phone later this year.

Realme also announced its own 150 W charging, branded UltraDart, and will feature in a future phone known as GT Neo 3. Whether the two announcements from Oppo and Realme are coincidental or the two companies collaborated on the development is unknown.

Written by HackerVibes

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