Chinese tech firm Honor launched a variety of new devices on July 21, such as the MagicBook 14 AMD Ryzen Edition, Pad 8, X40i, Smart Screen X3, and Earbuds X3.
At a press conference, many interconnections between Honor products were displayed, and the Honor Developer Service Platform was announced. This open platform not only empowers developers to cooperate in one locale, but it also helps developers expand in overseas markets. Its support policies for domestic and overseas developers will be launched in succession.
Honor CEO George Zhao said at the press conference: “Honor serves multiple scenes with product portfolio instead of solving single need with one product. Based on the underlying architecture of Magic OS, Honor creates a smart life solution across applications and devices.”
Honor MagicBook 14 AMD Ryzen Edition
This is the first time that Honor has applied OS Turbo technology to a product with the AMD platform. This product is equipped with the latest Ryzen 6000 series platform.
OS Turbo, as a system-level engine developed by Honor, can achieve better performance and lower power consumption. The power consumption of the new notebook with OS Turbo can be reduced by 24.1% in daily meetings and video streaming.
The Honor MagicBook 14 AMD Ryzen Edition adapts a 75Wh super-large battery, which can achieve a battery life of 20 hours. It can last for three hours after charging for 15 minutes with 65W fast charging technology. A full charge requires 100 minutes.
This new MagicBook is available in two colors – Silver and Grey – with a price tag starting from 5,199 yuan ($768).
Honor Pad 8
The Honor Pad 8 adopts a 12-inch high-definition IPS display with a screen-to-body ratio of 87%. The 278.54 x 174.06 x 6.9 mm tablet adapts to various eye protection modes at the software level, and a function for alerting users of bad sitting posture.
The Magic UI 6.1 brings intelligent and smooth experiences such as split-screen and multi-screen collaboration. The built-in education center app helps students get a more focused learning environment on large-screen pads. In the “Healthy Using” mode, parents can protect their children from several applications and customize usage time on apps.
The Honor Pad 8 has been launched in the following three colors: Dawn Gold, Dawn Blue, and Mint Green. With a price tag starting from 1,499 yuan ($222), it will start sales on July 29.
The Honor X40i, which focuses on lightness and thinness, was released on July 12. It made the official debut at a press conference on July 21. The sales started at 10:08 on July 22, with a price range between 1,599 yuan and 1,999 yuan ($236 – $295).
Honor Smart Screen X3 Series
The Honor Smart Screen X3 TV lineup includes two models, with screens having a diagonal of 55 and 65 inches. DC Dimming technology is supported, and the proportion of blue in the backlight is reduced. It adds one-button switching between children mode and elder mode, supports a remote assistance function, and helps parents easily set viewing time for their children. The 55-inch Honor Smart Screen X3 is priced at $295, while the older 65-inch model costs $400. Retail sales in China will start on July 25.
Honor Earbuds X3 Series
Two headphones, the Earbuds X3 and Earbuds X3i, were also released at the launch event. For game lovers, they can turn on the low delay mode with one button to identify their rival’s position. The Earbuds X3i cost 129 yuan ($19), while the Earbuds X3’s price has not yet been announced.
The Earbuds X3 support 40dB active noise reduction to meet the needs of leisure, sports, travel, entertainment and other settings. They are also equipped with 12mm horn unit and Qualcomm aptX audio technology.