Huawei Magic is a Smartphone Packed with a Host of AI Features

December 17, 2016, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Right when we thought the curtains were down for this year’s smartphone launches, Huawei has pulled out a magic, literally. The Chinese manufacturer has now revealed its new Huawei Magic Pro smartphone, which has got its magic packed in the form of artificial intelligence.

Spec-wise, the Huawei Magic is a decently packed smartphone that flaunts a QHD 5-inch AMOLED screen on its front that’s guarded by curved glass. A 12-MP dual-lens shooter sits on the behind with the two dedicated for monochromatic and color capture. The camera is featured with an f/2.2 aperture and large 1.4µm pixels. On the front side is an 8-MP camera that comes with f/2.0 aperture and fixed focus.

Inside, the device couples 4GB RAM and 64GB storage to a Kirin 950 octa-core chipset. It’s decently packed, but sure lacks the prowess to handle 4K captures. However, Huawei isn’t boasting its video-handling capabilities with Magic, as it’s the AI of the device that gives it the magical edge.


Huawei Magic can work amazingly intelligent at times, recognizing even who the user is and what they really want. This is achieved by an infrared camera that comes along with a fingerprint home button to assure that the device is on the right hands. Unless it doesn’t recognize its real user, Huawei Magic 9 will be hiding all those lock screen and status bar notifications.

It also packs a host of other features, like say pulling out tracking numbers when reaching post office or boarding passes when entering an airport by making use of GPS and your calendar. It even hands you a flashlight option automatically if it sense that it’s dark around. Obviously, all these can be turned on and off manually, but turning these on by default can pace up many activities in real.

The smartphone is currently made available in China at CNY 3,700, which translates to USD $530. We are sure Huawei won’t be reserving its magic for its homeland alone; a global rollout can sure be expected to take place in the coming months.

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