Ivan 12 July 2023
Honor Android Announcement
Today, Honor held an event in China, centered around the Magic V2 foldable, but the brand also showed off a premium tablet and an eSIM smartwatch – the MagicPad 13 and the Magic Watch 4.
Let’s start with the MagicPad 13. It’s Honor’s first MagicOS 7.2-powered tablet and that means that it pioneers Honor’s new mobile office experience. Honor Docs features a word processor app, as well as a note-taking app in Honor Notes.
The MagicPad 13 comes in Sky Blue, Star Gray, and Moonlight, a sort of Beije color. Upfront is the highlight of the slate – a 13-inch 2880x1840px IPS LCD with a variable refresh rate that switches between 30Hz/48Hz/50Hz/60Hz/90Hz/120Hz and 144Hz. Touch-sampling rate is up to 240Hz. The display is HDR10-ready with 1.07b colors and covers the DCI-P3 color gamut. Honor claims the panel has a color accuracy of below ∆E<1 and a 700-nit peak brightness. Honor calls the display IMAX-enhanced.
Next is the audio experience. There are a total of 8 speakers and 4 microphones on the MagicPad 13. Honor claims this is the industry’s first 3D spatial audio setup that doesn’t require headphones.
Honor’s Magic Pencil 3 is designed specifically for the new MagicPad 13. It has a skin-friendly coating and a matte texture. The stylus has 4096 levels of pressure sensitivity and a latency of 2ms. Using the Honor Magic Pencil on the MagicPad 13, users can highlight objects and text and then copy-cut-paste them across apps, as well as pick a color from anywhere in the UI, which is helpful for design applications.
Inside the tablet is a Snapdragon 888 chip with 8GB, 12GB or 16GB of RAM. That power is put to good use with support for HDR video editing straight on the device (naturally, the Magic Pencil 3 comes in handy there as well). The USB 3.2 Gen 1 type-C port is also convenient for storage attachment and can output 4k 60fps to an external monitor.
For cameras, the MagicPad 13 has one 13MP f/2.0 autofocusing unit on the back, and a 9MP f/2.2 fixed-focus selfie on the front.
The tablet can go for days thanks to a 10,050mAh battery with 66W charging.
Onto the Honor Magic Watch 4 – the company’s first MagicOS smart wearable. It packs a 1.75-inch 450x390px 60Hz AMOLED nestled inside a 6 series aluminum case. The smartwatch’s key selling point is its eSIM support, which allows it to go independent from your phone.
Coupled with smart dual standby, the Honor Watch 4 can last for up to 10 days of use, while maintaining notifications.
For fitness tracking, the Magic Watch 4 supports 85 sports modes and 12 professional workouts. It can also track your health with screenings for atrial fibrillation, monitor for sleep apnea, and naturally, monitor sleep overall.
The Honor Magic Watch 4 is on sale for CNY 999 (€125, INR 11,400, converted) but there’s a special CNY 50 early bird discount. You can pick between Black, Gold, and Blue.
The Honor MagicPad 13 is on pre-order starting today and will go on general sale on July 20. The tablet starts from CNY 2,999 (€376, INR 34,300, converted) for the 8/256GB model, is CNY 3,299 (€415, INR 37,700, converted) for the 12/256GB, and CNY 3,699 (€465, INR 42,300, converted) for the 16/512GB model. There’s a folding keyboard accessory for CNY 599, while the Magic Pencil 3 is CNY 499.
which watch is not blooatwarre watch ??
oh yeah another blooatwarre watch
In a tablet the 888 is fine
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