The Honor Magic 2 was officially announced yesterday at the “Honor Event” that held in China. The new Honor smartphone comes with flagship-standard features like a fingerprint sensor under the display, three cameras on the rear, and likewise, three lenses on the front embedded on a slider, like the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3.
On the front is a 6.39-inch Full HD+ (2340 x 1080 pixels) AMOLED display with an impressive screen-to-body ratio of 91.5%. To achieve this full-screen ratio with minimal bezels, Honor hid the front-facing camera in a magnetic slider which pops up when you need to take selfies or make video calls.
About the cameras, there are three front-facing selfie cameras with one 16MP primary lens with f/2.0 aperture, one 2MP f/2.4 depth-sensor, and another 2MP f/2.4 lens.
On the rear, there’s a 16MP + 24MP + 16MP triple camera configuration. The lens type are, RGB, monochrome, and super wide-angle sensors respectively.
The Honor Magic 2 uses Huawei’s latest HiSilicon Kirin 980 7nm chipset, comes in two RAM variants (6GB or 8GB) and three internal storage configuration (128GB, 256GB, or 512GB). All variants have 3,400mAh battery built-in. And though the device comes with colourful mirror glass, there is no support for wireless charging. What users get is Huawei’s native super-fast 40W charging technology.
Honor laced the Magic 2 with the Magic UI 2.0 which is based on Google’s latest Android 9 Pie OS. While the software isn’t exactly fully developed, Honor says some features will be pushed to the Magic 2 as OTA updates later on.
Pre-order of the Honor Magic 2 will run from November 1 through November 5 while official shipping will commence on November 6. Price information of the available variants of the Honor Magic 2 are as follows:
- 6GB + 128GB — $545
- 8GB + 128GB — $616
- 8GB + 256GB — $688
- 8GB + 512GB — $832 (available in December)
The Honor Magic 2 will be available in three color variants – Gradient Red, Gradient Blue, and Gradient Black.