The Honor Magic 5 Professional was lastly unveiled at this yr’s version of MWC Barcelona, and we bought our fingers on the brand new gadget forward of the large reveal (head over to our hands-on Honor Magic 5 Professional evaluate to learn our first impressions).
The fast-growing Chinese language producer has emerged from the shadow of its previous dad or mum firm, Huawei, with a mission to compete in opposition to the likes of Samsung and Apple within the premium smartphone market – and the Magic 5 Professional may nicely be the telephone to assist Honor do exactly that.
Honor made its first premium transfer final yr with the superb Honor Magic 4 Professional – the model’s first bona fide premium smartphone to launch exterior of China – and its follow-up gadget, stylized because the Honor Magic5 Professional, debuted at MWC 2023 alongside the foldable Honor Magic Vs (head to our hands-on Honor Magic Vs evaluate for our first impressions of that gadget).
So, in mild of the telephone’s official announcement, we’ve put collectively this one-stop-shop information to all particulars value understanding in regards to the Honor Magic 5 Professional. Beneath, you’ll discover data on its digicam setup, design and efficiency options, in addition to any confirmed particulars about its value.
Honor Magic 5 Professional: Value and availability
Honor formally unveiled the Honor Magic 5 sequence at MWC Barcelona 2023, with the Honor Magic 5 Professional set to go on sale at Honor, Three, Amazon, Argos, Very and Currys from April 28 within the UK.
Pre-orders for the gadget will start on April 19 from Honor or Three, and Honor says you will get £80 off the telephone’s £949.99 retail value for those who apply code AM5PRO80 at the company’s official online store (opens in new tab). The telephone will likewise hit cabinets in Europe on April 28 for €1199.
For comparability, the Honor Magic 4 Professional additionally retailed for £949.99 at launch, and went on sale at an identical time (Could 13, 2022). The Honor Magic 5 Lite is already in the stores from £329.99 / €369.
As with its predecessor, the Magic 5 Professional is unlikely to develop into out there within the US. Huawei bought Honor in 2020 to keep away from seeing its one-time sub-brand positioned on the US import blacklist, and whereas there’s no authorized motive why Honor cannot promote its newest flagship throughout the Atlantic, it’s not one thing we’ve seen the burgeoning model do as of but.
Honor Magic 5 Professional: Information and specs
The Honor Magic 5 Professional will arrive boasting a veritable smorgasbord of premium specs.
For starters, its predecessor’s “Eye of Muse” design for the rear cameras stays, as does the identical 6.81-inch LTPO show topped with quad-curved glass. Nevertheless, in line with the model’s new human-centric design philosophy, the Honor Magic 5 Professional’s 120Hz show is licensed circadian-friendly, which basically means it is not too taxing on the eyes. By mimicking the dynamic dimming of pure mild, the Honor Magic 5 Professional reduces eye pressure by 18% (in comparison with different premium smartphones), providing you with half-hour extra sleep, Honor says.
Beneath the hood, a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset marks a step up from the Gen 1 processor discovered within the Magic 4 Professional. Honor has additionally added new Wi-Fi and Bluetooth infrastructure to its new flagship, which ought to increase Wi-Fi efficiency (and cut back latency) considerably. See the total Magic 5 Professional spec sheet beneath:
It is a gadget that has been designed primarily based on insights about YOU. #UnleashthePowerofMagic with the all-new #HONORMagic5 Professional. From the floating show to computational pictures to tremendous massive battery, and extra! #HONORMWC2023 #MWC23 #Snapdragon pic.twitter.com/4m4fiWfBdAFebruary 27, 2023
The Honor Magic 5 Professional will get a hefty 5100mAh5 battery, too, that supposedly yields over 12 hours of battery life with heavy utilization (for comparability, that is greater than the S23 Extremely and iPhone 14 Professional Max can handle).
On cameras – which is the place this telephone will seemingly make headlines – the Honor Magic 5 Professional packs a 50MP vast lens, a 50MP telephoto lens, a 50MP extremely vast lens, and a 12MP extremely vast lens on the entrance.
The important thing variations between the Magic 5 Professional and its premium rivals, although, are the previous’s varied particular pictures modes. Considered one of them is AI motion-sensing seize, which lets you snap spectacular stills from motion-heavy actions like dancing, leaping or the shuffling of a deck of playing cards. Take a look at the function in motion through the tweet beneath:
The #HONORMagic5 Professional is blowing our minds with its AI function – take a look at the way it mechanically captures a second of breaking a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™! Uncover what else it might probably do to #UnleashThePowerofMagic at #MWC23! @GWR #GuinnessWorldRecords pic.twitter.com/d0fy7FVZWNFebruary 13, 2023
We’ll be testing out AI motion-sensing seize (and the remainder of the telephone’s pictures options) as soon as we have spent extra time with the Magic 5 Professional within the coming months. Within the meantime, head over to our aforementioned hands-on evaluate see how the telephone fared in our early testing.