Honor Magic 2 Launched With Sliding Cameras
31 October 2018
6 GB RAM, 128 GB ROM - 3799 ¥(around Rs. 40,300/-)
6 GB RAM, 256 GB ROM - 4299 ¥(around Rs. 45,600/-)
8 GB RAM, 256 GB ROM - 4799 ¥(around Rs. 51,000/-)
157.32 x 75.13 x 8.3 mm
Glass Front & Rear
2340 x 1080 px
2x2.6 GHz Cortex-A76
2x1.92 GHz Cortex-A76
4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A55
Anoroid 9.0 Pie
2160p @ 30 fps
1080p @ 30 fps
In-display fingerprint scanner
3D Face Unlock
Honor, a sub-brand of the Chinese tech giant Huawei has launched their highly awaited Honor Magic 2 smartphone in China. The Honor Magic 2 has a sliding camera mechanism that hides the triple front cameras and the sensors, making the display almost bezel-less. The sliding mechanism is similar to the recently launched 5G Mi Mix 3. The phone is feature packed with a triple rear camera setup, in-display fingerprint sensor, 3D Face Unlock and more,
The Honor Magic 2 measures 157.32 x 75.13 x 8.3 mm and weighs in at 206 grams. The device has a 91.5% screen-to-body ratio and the notch-less front with negligible bezels make the smartphone look remarkable. The speakerphone is integrated into the top bezel of the display. The SIM card slot is on the right while the volume rockers and power button are on the left.
The triple cameras along with a single LED flash are placed on the top left of the back. The Honor Magic 2’s rear camera setup is divided into two different modules, one being a tall capsule-shaped section which houses two cameras and an LED flash while another circular module for the third camera. The Company branding is placed vertically on the bottom left side of the rear. The smartphone has 3D facial recognition and an in-display fingerprint sensor for securely unlocking it.
The Honor Magic 2 has a 6.39 inch FHD+ AMOLED display with a 2340 x 1080 px resolution and 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The rear camera setup has triple 16 MP f/1.8 + 24 MP f/1.8 + 16 MP f/2.2 sensors with LED flash. The Honor Magic 2 also has triple front cameras which use one 16 MP sensor and dual 2 MP sensors. The rear cameras can capture 2160p video @ 30fps while the front cameras shoot 1080p videos @ 30fps along with super slow mo video @ 480fps.
The Honor Magic 2 runs on the 2.6 GHz Octa-Core Kirin 980 CPU along with the Mali-G76 GPU. The Kirin 980 is the first 7 nm Android processor which is also present on the latest Huawei Mate 20 Series. The smartphone also has a dual NPU (Neural Processing Unit) which helps in taking better pictures with the help of AI(Artificial Intelligence). The NPU also helps in AI intensive tasks by computing solutions to complicated algorithms faster. In terms of storage, the smartphone is available in three different variants which are as follows:
- 6 GB RAM, 128 GB ROM
- 6 GB RAM, 256 GB ROM
- 8 GB RAM, 256 GB ROM
The smartphone runs on the Magic UI 2.0 based on the latest Android 9.0 Pie. For connectivity, the device has dual 4G VoLTE support, 802.11 Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0 and the USB Type-C port for charging and data transfer. The smartphone also has a gravity sensor, a distance sensor, and an ambient light sensor. It also has a Virtual Assistant named Yo-Yo like Apple’s Siri and Google assistant.
The Honor Magic 2 has a 3,500 mAh non-removable lithium-ion battery which supports fast charging. Honor also introduced their latest fast charging technology, Magic charge. It charges the handset at 40 watts, which is twice as fast as OnePlus’s Dash Charge.
The Honor Magic 2 also has an IPX2 rating for water and dust resistance.
The Honor Magic 2 is available in three color options which are Gradient Black, Gradient Red, and Gradient Blue. Prices of the various models are as listed:
- 6 GB RAM, 128 GB ROM – 3,799 ¥(around Rs. 40,300/-)
- 6 GB RAM, 256 GB ROM – 4,299 ¥(around Rs. 45,600/-)
- 8 GB RAM, 256 GB ROM – 4,799 ¥(around Rs. 51,000/-)
Although the smartphone is currently available only in China, Honor might soon release it in other regions.