Honor Magic 2 Teased At IFA 2018
The time is here for the notch to move aside, probably. The hottest trend in the smartphone market is now a sliding camera with a completely bezel less display. Honor has given us a glimpse of its Magic 2 smartphone which will feature a truly bezel less and notch free screen.
Earlier this year, Vivo had introduced its NEX S concept, which it soon made available in the market. The device has a pop-up camera which hides inside the phone, removing the need for a notch. Soon after this, Oppo launched the Find X, which adapted this feature in a more creative way. The device features a sliding part on the top which houses the front camera, a sensor and also the primary cameras on the back.
Vivo Nex Camera
Honor showed us a glimpse of the Honor Magic 2 while on stage during the IFA in Berlin. Demonstrating the sliding mechanism on stage, he appeared to manually push the back of the phone to reveal the sliding part housing the front camera. This is quite different from what we have seen earlier, as the Oppo Find X and Vivo NEX do the same mechanically.
The device will feature the second generation of its 40 W fast charging mode which was first introduced with the Honor Magic last year. Honor has also gone through various steps to ensure safety in this new technology. The phone has a 15 layer protection. This will not let the mechanism start until the phone identifies the charger, cable and battery as safe.
Not too much about the Honor Magic 2 was revealed at the event by the company. Honor wanted to announce the product prior to launch, as copycat devices were expected out of China soon. Just a few hours later, Xiaomi announced their upcoming Mi Mix 3 device with a sliding mechanism.
Mi Mix 3
The Honor Magic 2 is expected to release in December this year, which is when we will find out the full specifications, availability and price. It is also rumoured to run the new flagship Kirin 980 processor, hinting that this will be a flagship device. We are not sure if this device will make it to India and other parts of the world. But here is hoping.