Huawei’s sub-brand Honor today launched the Honor Magic 2 in its homeland China. The Magic 2 is Honor’s take on the Xiaomi’s recently launched Mi Mix 3 and involves a beautiful bezel-less display with sliding mechanism and top of the line specs. If you remember, it was teased first during the Honor Play China launch, back in August.
The Honor Magic 2 comes with a Notchless 6.39-inch AMOLED display having a Full-HD+ resolution in a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. Furthermore, the phone bears an impressive Screen-to-body ratio of nearly 100% thanks to the slider which is said to make use of 5 rail sliding mechanism and needs to be pushed from the back of the phone in order to reveal front camera and other stuff.
Under the hood, it is powered by the latest HiSilicon Kirin 980 SoC coupled with ARM MALI-G76 MP10 GPU. Moreover, the handset comes in three different RAM and storage configurations including 6GB/128GB model, 8GB/128 model, and a high end 8GB/256GB model. All the three models come with an In-Display fingerprint scanner while the top end 8/256GB model also packs the 3D facial recognition for unlocking the device. The company has also implemented a “voice print” recognition technology to only recognize the voice of the owner of the device.
As rumored, the Honor Magic 2 comes with a triple camera setup at the back, comprising 16MP+ 16MP + 24MP cameras, one is super wide-angle and another is monochrome, along with an LED flash. While at the front, we have another triple16MP + Dual 2MP TOF Front Camera for depth sensing, aiding the included 3D Face Unlock, as mentioned above.
On the software front, the device runs on latest Magic UI 2.0 which is based on EMUI 9.0 on top of Android 9 Pie and packs in lot of AI features, including the voice assistant Yo-yo. It draws its juice from a 3,400mAh battery which supports 40W SuperCharge branded as MagicCharge for fast charging, just like the recently launched Huawei Mate 20 Pro.
As far as the pricing is concerned, the Honor Magic 2 starts at CNY 3799 (roughly Rs. 40,200) for the base 6/128GB model, CNY 4299 (roughly Rs. 45,500) for the 8GB/128 model, and CNY 4799 (roughly Rs. 50,800) for the 8GB/256GB model. With the pre-orders already being started today, the phone will go on sale in Black, Blue, and Red gradient options from November 6th on Vmall, Tmall, and JD.com, the top end version will be made available later in December.
In addition to the Magic 2, Honor also launched its new Honor Watch Magic running on proprietary OS with 1.2-inch AMOLED screen and USB type C port for a price of CNY 899 for the black model, and CNY 999 for the moonlight silver model. Lastly the company also revealed Honor Flypods Pro- truly wireless earphones powered by Yoyo voice assistant and Bone conduction technology.
Honor Magic 2 Specifications
- 6.39-inch FHD+ AMOLED display
- Kirin 980 SoC
- 6/8GB RAM
- 128/256GB Storage
- 16MP + 24MP + 16MP Rear Camera
- 16+2+2MP Front Camera
- Android 9 Pie
- 3,400mAh with 40W MagicCharge