In South Africa, Honour Releases the Greatest Smartphone Camera in the World

In South Africa, Honour has unveiled its flagship Magic 6 Pro smartphone together with the booklet-style folding Magic V2.

Over the past 12 months, the local market has witnessed significant expansion for the Chinese smartphone brand.

It shot up to the number two brand by smartphone shipments in South Africa in 2023, according to Counterpoint Research.

With a 21% market share, down from 29% in 2022, Samsung was the only company with higher smartphone sales.

The Honour X and N series of mid-range smartphones were the main contributors to that success.

By launching its two flagship smartphones in South Africa, the company is stepping up the game and preparing for a showdown with Samsung’s Galaxy S24 Ultra and Galaxy Z Fold 5.

A 6.8-inch 1,280 x 2,800 OLED screen with a 120Hz refresh rate and a peak brightness of 5,000 nits is a highlight of the Magic6 Pro.

The models with black glass on the back or a green matte finish will be marketed in South Africa.

With a powerful 5,600mAh battery that supports 66W wireless charging, up to 16GB of RAM, and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 engine, the smartphone has an amazing internal hardware lineup.

However, its photographic capabilities truly shine.

Not for show is the noticeable triangle array of cameras positioned inside a sizable circular camera bump with glossy edges.

The Magic 6 Pro has taken the top spot in DXOMark’s smartphone camera rankings because to its triple camera system, which consists of 50MP wide and ultrawide cameras and a powerful 180MP telephoto lens.

With a score of 158, it defeats rivals for the camera title, such as the Google Pixel 8 Pro, Huawei Mate 60+, Huawei P60 Pro, and Apple’s iPhone 15 Pro Max.

The back camera has fully integrated AI capabilities, a 2.5 times optical zoom, a 100x digital zoom, and a self-adjustable aperture.

In addition to a 3D time-of-flight (TOF) sensor for enhanced facial recognition, the front camera has a 50MP sensor.

The Magic 6 Pro not only topped DXOMARK’s camera rankings, but it also scored highest in the categories of selfie, battery life, and display.

The Honour Magic V2 competes in the increasingly crowded booklet-style foldables market, but it stands out in one crucial regard: compactness.

After using it for a while, MyBroadband discovered that this smartphone is substantially simpler to use than the Galaxy Z Fold 5.

It is the thinnest foldable in its form factor, folding to a thickness of 9.9 to 10.1 mm.

With a weight of 231–237 grammes, or roughly the same as the Galaxy S24 Ultra, it is also the highest booklet-style foldable.

The 7.92-inch internal OLED display of the Magic V2 has a refresh rate of up to 120 Hz and a resolution of 2,156 x 2,344.

The phone’s 6.43-inch, 1,060 x 2,376 OLED cover display, however, is roughly what you would anticipate from a standard non-foldable flagship display, so users won’t need to unfold it very often.

A Super-light Titanium Hinge with up to 400,000 folds, 16GB RAM, and 66W wired charging are some of the Magic V2’s other notable features.

When the 512GB Magic 6 Pro with 12GB RAM is on sale in South Africa, it is expected to retail for R27,999.

The 512GB model of the Magic V2, which comes with 16GB of RAM, costs R39,999.

Starting on April 2, 2024, both gadgets will be sold via merchants and networks.