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Update: HUAWEI teases HONOR Magic concept phone for December 16th
Update, Dec 7 – While we haven’t seen Huawei’s new concept smartphone unveiled today, the company has released a teaser for the big reveal, along with a name for the new handset. It’s all official too, as you can spot the teaser gif, included below, when you hop on over to Honor’s Chinese landing page.
The teaser reveals that HUAWEI’s upcoming phone will be called the HONOR Magic. We still don’t know any official details about the handset, but it is still expected to feature a curved display from Samsung, similar to the Galaxy edge series. The latest rumor suggests that the phone may actually feature a curve on all four edges of its display. As for why the Magic moniker, who knows?
The release date is also now scheduled for December 16th and will take place in China. We’ll have to see if HUAWEI decides to rollout the HONOR Magic far and wide, or if this will remain a smaller concept release.
Original, Dec 6 –
HUAWEI is getting ready to launch its own concept smartphone, which it will release under the HONOR brand. The phone is scheduled to be officially revealed on Wednesday, December 7.
Of course, the speculation has already started on just what this concept phone will be like. GizmoChina reports many of the rumors surrounding the device claim it won’t have some of the standard smartphone components, such as a camera or a speaker. Instead, those parts will reportedly be offered as accessories for the HONOR concept phone. If true, this product could be a modular phone similar to Lenovo’s Moto Z family.
Other online reports claim that it will have a curved display, provided by Samsung. Finally, the HONOR concept phone is supposed to incorporate HUAWEI’s own fast charging battery technology, which is supposed to provide the phone with a 50 percent battery charge in just five minutes. It’s possible that the HONOR phone will only be made available in HUAWEI’s home country of China in limited quantities.
It will be interesting to see how this HONOR branded phone compares with the rival Xiaomi Mi MIX. That phone, which was also labeled as a “concept” when it launched in China earlier this year, has a 6.4-inch display with a near-bezel free design as its main feature.