The upcoming Honor Magic 6 series is expected to include a primary camera from OmniVision, possibly the OV50K with a one-inch sensor.

The upcoming Honor Magic 6 series is expected to include a primary camera from OmniVision, possibly the OV50K with a one-inch sensor.

Honor Magic 6 series to feature OmniVision OV50K camera

Honor is gearing up to unveil its latest smartphones, the Honor 100 and 100 Pro, in China on November 23. However, following the release of the 100 series, the company will shift its focus towards the highly anticipated Magic 6 series of flagship phones. The Magic 6 series is expected to make its debut in the first quarter of 2024. Recent leaks suggest that these smartphones will come equipped with a one-inch camera sensor, sourced from OmniVision rather than Sony.

OmniVision OV50K camera to take center stage

According to well-known tech blogger and leaker Digital Chat Station, Honor will introduce the OmniVision OV50K one-inch main camera in its upcoming Magic 6 series. While it is not confirmed, there is strong speculation that this new camera sensor will be featured in the Honor Magic 6 and subsequent models.

A shift in smartphone camera sensors

Sony's one-inch flagship sensor, the IMX989, is currently the dominant player in the world of smartphone camera sensors. It is used in flagship camera models by various manufacturers, including Xiaomi. However, Sony is planning to replace it with the Sony Lytia LYT-900, another one-inch camera sensor. The Sony Lytia LYT-900 is expected to be featured in upcoming flagship phones such as the Oppo Find X7 Pro, Xiaomi 14 Ultra, and Vivo X100 Pro+. In line with this trend, Honor has decided to opt for the OmniVision OV50K camera sensor in its Magic 6 series.

Stellar photography and videography experience

Honor's Magic series has gained recognition for delivering exceptional camera performance. Models like the Magic 5 Pro and Magic 4 Ultimate consistently achieve top rankings in DxOMark photography benchmarks. With the inclusion of the OV50K one-inch camera sensor in the Magic 6 series, users can expect an even more impressive photography and videography experience.

Additional features and specifications

In addition to the camera sensor, the Magic 6 series is rumored to come with support for satellite communication connectivity. It is also expected to be powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chip. Although not confirmed, industry insiders speculate that the Magic 6 series may be released in China during the first week of February.

With the Honor Magic 6 series set to feature the OmniVision OV50K camera sensor, it seems that there is a potential shift in the industry. More brands are leaning towards adopting OmniVision camera sensors over the traditionally favored Sony sensors. Smartphone enthusiasts can look forward to experiencing the impressive capabilities of the Magic 6 series when it hits the market in early 2024.

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