Huawei unveiled the curviest phone ever - the Huawei Honor Magic. Every edge and every corner of the device is as smooth as a pebble, but what’s inside is cutting edge.

Huawei Honor Magic

First the bad news: this phone is only slated to be sold in Huawei’s home country of China. It will be available from several retailers, including, JD, Tmall and Suning, starting today. Pricing is also unknown as of this writing, but we will update this post when we learn more. It’s possible that Honor will bring the Magic to other markets, but there was no official statement on the matter.

The device comes with a nice 5.09-inch AMOLED curved display with QHD resolution (577 ppi), and Honor took one step further by also curving the top side. These three round edges are mirrored to the phone's glass back, so if it weren't for the metallic chin and mid-frame, the Magic would resemble a piece of polished black pebble. And because of the moderate body size plus the curved back, the Magic feels nice.

At first glance, many of the specs here are pretty standard fare, with the Honor Magic sharing the same Kirin 950 as found in the Huawei Honor 8. However, things really get interesting when you look at some of the unique extras onboard.

On the Magic’s rear is a 12-megapixel dual-lens sensor with a f/2.2 aperture. It, much like the dual-camera sensor on the Huawei P9 or Huawei Mate 9, captures a black-and-white and color image simultaneously to produce “clearer” and more “vibrant” images than single-sensor modules are capable. On the Magic’s accented aluminum sides are a power button, volume rocker, loudspeaker, and requisite 3.5mm audio and microUSB ports.

The Huawei Honor Magic is priced as a premium device - CNY 3,700 (~$530/€500) - and is already available for pre-order in China (expected delivery: December 25).