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New Honor flagship devices with speedy Snapdragon 888 Plus to debut next month

Honor Magic3 Series Hero
Honor Magic3 Series Hero (Image credit: Honor)

What you need to know

  • Honor is inviting everyone to the global launch event of the flagship Magic 3 Series on August 12.
  • The new devices will be equipped with the latest Snapdragon 888 Plus chipset.
  • Rumors suggest three new models are coming, including one with a 6.76-inch OLED display.

After the unveiling and release of the mid-range Honor 50 series just last month, there's already word on the net of new Honor smartphones coming soon. Rumors suggest the upcoming "Magic 3" will be a proper flagship series, and thanks to a press invite sent out by Honor on Thursday, it looks like we won't have to wait much longer to learn more about the new devices.

The notice sent out by Honor invites those interested in the new Honor Magic 3 Series to a live global launch event happening in just a few weeks on August 12, 2021. Along with telling us a bit about the new phones, the event also promises to share a few key updates about Honor and how it has reached new benchmarks in innovative design and technology.

The event will be streamed on Honor's website (opens in new tab) as well as several major streaming websites beginning at 12:30pm BST.

Honor Magic3 Series Invite

Source: Honor (Image credit: Source: Honor)

Though not much is confirmed regarding the Magic 3 Series devices, Honor has already announced that they will feature Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 888 Plus chipset for faster and best-in-class performance, making them the first Honor devices to do so.

Though there are no other confirmed details, the well-known Weibo leaker Digital Chat Station as well as reliable tipster @RODENT950 have shared some potential specifications that appear to have some legitimacy behind them.

If the rumors are to be believed, we're expecting to see three new models when Honor debuts the Magic 3 lineup next month, including one which could feature a 6.76-inch OLED display. That model is said to have a dual punch-hole design with QHD+ screen resolution, along with support for 66W/100W wired fast charging and 50W wireless charging.

Considering the press invite shows a close-up of a camera lens, it's also suspected that the new devices will feature a powerful camera setup. Depending on the price and specs, it's possible one could even land on our list of the best Android phones soon enough.

Honor's Magic 3 Series event will be available to stream globally at 12:30pm BST on August 12, 2021, so be sure you're there if you want to be among the first to learn about these new devices.

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3 Comments
  • So let's see...the 888 overheats in nearly every phone that uses it, so let's make it even faster, give it the "plus" moniker, and watch it melt the ginormous screen off of these phones! The insanity never stops. SMH
  • Smartphone CPUs overheating badly is still a thing, huh...with this whole "let's do octa-cores at 2+GHz" trend, maybe smartphones should start giving a bigger look into cooling solutions, I know the Asus rog phone has a heatsink system. Either that or dial down the CPU a bit, but that probably won't happen, technology tends to just move forward and forward.
  • 6.76inch, wow. I remember back when the Galaxy S3 came out and people were feeling dubious about the convenience or utility of a 4.8inch screen. Or when lg showed it's g3 and everyone thought 5.9inches was way too crazy even with the small bezels idea sinking in. Technology really has come a long way.