Huawei’s sub-brand Honor has been in limelight since long for its upcoming Honor Magic 2. With this new smartphone, the company aims to take on the Xiaomi’s Mix series, competing to make a bezel-less flagship with best possible and practical experience. As teased initially, the device comes with an edge to edge display and a sliding mechanism for cameras just like the Oppo Find X but with a different implementation. We now have the leaked back of the device along with a video which showcases the sliding mechanism of this bezel-less beauty, ahead of the scheduled launch date of October 31.
Let’s talk about the leaked image first which reveals the back side of the alleged Honor Magic 2. As per the image, the device comes with a glossy glass back in black and gradient twilight color options shown here. The back houses a total of three cameras, two cameras along with an LED flash followed by the third segregated lens giving it a look reminiscent of that on the Huawei P20 Pro. The Twilight version has “Honor” branding on the bottom left corner while the black one surprisingly reads “Eiffel”, following the same, the former carries the “AI Vision” branding while the latter reads out “Dual Lens”.
Furthermore, there is no fingerprint scanner present on the back of the handset, which supports the rumors of it having an In-display fingerprint scanner. These images completely smash the possibility of four rear cameras claimed by some previously leaked renders.
You can watch the video showcasing the slider mechanism below:
Also, we recently witnessed the leaked retail box of the device. The black colored matte finish box had the popular car maker Tesla’s branding along with the Honor Magic 2 text at the bottom, hinting at the chances that Huawei might partner up with Tesla to bring in a special Tesla edition of the Magic 2 like they have done in their Mate series i.e. the Mate 10 Porsche and the recently unveiled Mate 20 RS Porche edition.
As of now, we know only limited things about the upcoming Honor Magic 2. Firstly, it is said to bear nearly 100% screen to body ratio which should be somewhere around 95% as per our expectations. Moreover, rumors suggest that the device will sport a 6-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 2880×1440 pixels and a sliding camera mechanism (manually driven, requires to be operated using physical force instead of automated motors) which includes a selfie camera, earpiece, and other sensors to accommodate the full body display at the front.
The device will be powered by the company’s latest flagship 7nm Kirin 980 SoC coupled with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The camera setup here might function similar to the Mate 20 / Mate 20 Pro’s cameras including a wide angle, a telephoto, and a regular high-resolution RGB lens.
Other leaks hint at the absence of 3.5mm jack and a large graphene-film cooled battery just like the Mate 20. Given that the launch is near, let us wait for 31st of October to know what it was all about, also, let us see if this device slays the Mi Mix 3 which is arriving a few days earlier, on Oct 25. Till then, stay tuned.