At Qualcomm’s annual Snapdragon Summit this week, HONOR provided a sneak peek at its next flagship phone, the HONOR Magic 6. Powered by the newest Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chip, the Magic 6 promises cutting-edge features including eye tracking technology and an intelligent assistant.
The eye tracking feature, called Magic Capsule, allows users to open apps simply by looking at app icons. A demo video shows an iPhone-style Dynamic Island housing app previews. Staring at the capsule expands the app to full screen. Details are scarce, but this novel eye tracking could enable intuitive hands-free control.
The Magic 6 will also debut HONOR’s new AI assistant, YOYO. YOYO draws on the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3’s on-device AI to understand natural language commands. Users can direct YOYO to craft short videos using photos and videos stored on the device. Further voice prompts help personalize the generated videos. This capability mirrors features like Google Photos’ Highlight Video in an AI-powered package.
While HONOR hasn’t revealed an official global launch date, the Magic 6 represents an ambitious effort to push mobile AI and interaction forward. The eye tracking Magic Capsule and intelligent YOYO assistant could give the Magic 6 some unique flair in the flagship smartphone space. We’ll have to wait for HONOR to fully unveil the Magic 6 to see how these futuristic features come together.