(Pocket-lint) - Honor is hosting a dedicated press conference during Mobile World Congress 2022 today, Monday 28 February, where its Magic 4 series will be revealed.
It is an in-person event held in Barcelona, much like the trade show itself, but is also being streamed live online.
Read on for details for when it starts, how to watch it, plus what you can expect of the new handset(s).
When does the Honor MWC 2022 press conference start?
The Honor press conference will start at 13:00 CET (local time to Barcelona) today, 28 February 2022. Here are the times for your region:
- San Francisco - 04:00 PDT
- New York - 07:00 EDT
- London - 12:00 GMT
- Berlin - 13:00 CET
- New Delhi - 17:30 IST
- Tokyo - 21:00 JST
- Sydney - 23:00 AEDT
How to watch the Honor Mobile World Congress event
We have embedded the event stream right here on Pocket-lint. It's at the top of this page.
Alternatively, you can also watch it on Honor's social media channels, including Twitter.
A dedicated webpage for the event is available here.
What to expect
The event is subtitled "The Power of Magic", as first teased in late January. At first we were expecting it to be all about a global launch for the Honor Magic V (the company's foldable phone). Having already launched in China, we know a fair bit about the phone already, so are still hoping to find out further release dates, pricing and regional specifics.
However, that's not the main event. As the Tweet below shows, Honor is using MWC as its platform to launch the Magic 4 series. Which, seeing as the Magic 3 arrived less than six months ago, seems like a rather rapid follow-up release. So what gives?
Join us for our newest flagship phone, the #HONORMagic4 Series at MWC Barcelona 2022 & stay tuned to witness #ThePowerofMagic at 1pm (CET) on Feb 28. You won’t see it coming! pic.twitter.com/ygzsKBNEfY— HONOR (@Honorglobal) February 16, 2022
Well, Honor has only been separated from Huawei for just over 12 months now, as an independent company, so it's grinding away at the product wheel and putting out rapid-fire updates - a cadence that we expect to slow down to a more normal annual rate moving forward into 2023.
The Magic 4 hasn't had full details revealed - but we'd expect a 4 and 4 Pro like the previous series - but our expectation would be a very similar handset, albeit with updated internals. It was much the same between the Honor 50 and Honor 60 series, which also launched 6 months apart from one another.
So there we have it: MWC is going to be all about a new Magic model altogether, which we hope to get our hands on in Barcelona at the show to bring you more in-depth coverage. Watch this space...