Honor Magic5 visits the MIIT, Pro and Ultimate models rumored to have quad 50MP cameras

Peter, 11 January 2023

Leakster Digital Chat Station writes that the Honor Magic5 series is code named “Piaget” and points to this device, PGT-AN00, which was just listed on China’s MIIT. This means that the new flagship series from Honor is inching towards official status, but it’s not quite there yet.

PGT-AN00, allegedly an Honor Magic5 phone, at the MIIT
PGT-AN00, allegedly an Honor Magic5 phone, at the MIIT

We already have a rough idea of what the phone will look like thanks to leaks. Below is a speculative render. The Magic5 models will preserve the prominent circular camera island, though the camera layout looks different from the Magic4 series.

Honor Magic5 (speculative render)
Honor Magic5 (speculative render)

You can see it better in this image, what looks to be a tray of panels that will cover the camera island. Note the 100x zoom label, that refers to digital zoom, of course, and likely means 10x optical zoom.

Panels for the Honor Magic5 camera island
Panels for the Honor Magic5 camera island

Based on unofficial info, the Magic5 series won’t follow the Honor 80 Pro in its pursuit of high megapixel counts. DCS writes that the Honor Magic5 Pro and Ultimate will have quad 50MP cameras (though some modules might have 64MP sensors instead).

Of course, the images above only show a triple camera setup, so this should be the vanilla Magic5. For comparison, its predecessor (the Magic4) had an 8MP 5x periscope, while the Pro and Ultimate opted for 3.5x lenses and higher resolution 64MP sensors for their telephoto cameras.

All three models – the Honor Magic5, Magic5 Pro and Magic5 Ultimate – are expected to feature Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipsets. There will be a fourth model too, a Magic5 Lite, which will utilize a slightly overclocked Snapdragon 695.

We don’t have a confirmed date for the Magic5 series debut, but some posters on Weibo suggest February 27.

Source 1 | Source 2 (in Chinese) | Source 3 | Via


Reader comments

Huawei is behind this....

  • Anonymous
  • 12 Jan 2023
  • Lkg

Imagine if this shows up with same main camera of p60 series. LOL

Can't wait to see what the the new gen has to offer. But honestly they should get rid of the curve screen. Or at least make it less curvy like the S21 Ultra or the Pixel 7 Pro.

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