This curved 'Honor Magic' looks like it could inspire the design for the iPhone 8

We haven't seen any believable iPhone 8 design leaks just yet, but Apple's long-rumoured curved design could end up looking like this brand new phone from China.

The Honor Magic is the latest Android smartphone from the Huawei brand, and its curved 5.09-inch screen helps it stand out even more than the shiny Honor 8.

It's a real eye-catcher thanks to its noticeably curved AMOLED display on the right and left sides, following on from the design of the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge.

To literally top it off, the top of the Honor Magic also appears to bend inward.

There's a bit more to the Honor Magic than its 3D-glass good looks that are ripe for Apple's picking. We now have full specs and software details.

  • Hisilicon Kirin 950 chipset
  • Octacore processor,
  • 4GB of RAM
  • 64GB or internal storage

We found all of these identical specs to be speedy enough in our Honor 8 review, but what's dramatically different are the onboard sensors.

Honor Magic will automatically unlock when you look at the screen (face detect, seen it), but it'll also turn off when you look away. 

Going one step further, its FaceCode detection will only display lockscreen notification details to pre-registered faces. No more potential awkwardness.

Huawei promises more intelligent software features like this, and it also touts fast charging:

40% in just 10 minutes (great) and 70% in just 20 minutes (astounding) via its proprietary speed charging technology (meh).

Honor Magic isn't coming to the US, UK and Australia, at least not yet. But we could see this smartphone design from the iPhone 8 for several reasons.

Apple is said to be working on a curved iPhone for 2017, the 10th anniversary of its groundbreaking touchscreen handset. And it's ready for a fresh new look.

What's more is that Apple has taken a liking to completely rounded off edges (see the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus on its most recent smartphone designs, save for the boxy iPhone SE.

 

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  • Dec 21, 2016
  • Category: News
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