Honor Magic 2 Launched with Sliding Design, UD Scanner and 6 Cameras

Honor Magic 2 Launched

Huawei’s sub-brand Honor finally unveiled the much awaited Honor Magic 2, the company’s answer to the recently launched Mi MIX 3 and the approaching Lenovo Z5 Pro; we’re obviously talking about the Honor Magic 2.

The Honor Magic 2 appears to deliver on everything it’s promised, it packs a total of 6 cameras, a sliding mechanism and a fingerprint scanner under the display.

Let’s start with the display indeed, the Honor Magic 2 boasts a 6.39-inch AMOLED display with a very common Full HD+ 2340 x 1080) resolution, a 19:9 aspect ratio and a 2.5D curved glass coating.

Honor Magic 2 Launched

Beneath the screen we then find a flagship Huawei Kirin 980 CPU paired with 6GB or 8GB of RAM and 128GB or 256GB of high speed internal storage, sadly there’s no card slot.

As far as photos are concerned, the Magic 2 brings a whopping 6 cameras, of which 3 at the front and 3 at the back. The rear ones include a main 16MP shooter, a 24MP B&W monochrome seoncary and a third wide angle lens of 16MP resolution. This means there’s no telephoto lens on the phone, in its place we find a probably less useful B&W sensor, but we can assume the Magic 2 would have become too much of a Huawei Mate 20 killer if it had the same camera combo.

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Honor Magic 2 Launched

Moving onto the front, here Honor surprised pretty much everybody with 3 cameras, a main 16MP snapper and two 2MP auxiliary sensors to capture depth info. Plus there’s an infrared emitter to Face unlock the smartphone through what Honor calls a “depth-sensing bionic lens”.

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As we’ve previously mentioned though, you don’t have to rely on that. The Honor Magic 2 does sport an under display fingerprint scanner, which won’t be as fast as an old-school one, but it’ll definitely turn some heads.

The Magic 2 comes with an averagely sized 3500mAh battery with support for some extremely fast charging at 10V4A, basically 40W. This tech will allow you to charge the phone to 50% in just 15 minutes.

Honor Magic 2 Launched

Finally, the handset packs an USB Type-C port, Bluetooth 5, dual-band GPS and there’s no headphone jack. The new Yoyo AI assistant has also been brought to the phone which will be available in Blue, Red and Black gradients.

The Honor Magic 2 will be available in China starting at 3799 Yuan ($544) for the 6GB/128GB version, 4299 Yuan ($616) for 8GB/128GB model and 4799 Yuan ($687) for the 8GB/256GB variant.

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  1. Cinegain
    October 31, 2018

    More affordable than I imagined.

    • Michael Ogbonnaya
      November 1, 2018

      Yes but still a bit pricey

    • Cinegain
      November 1, 2018

      Thought there were rumors saying it would cost way way more and this wasn’t anywhere near that. And compared to the Xiaomi and Lenovo counterparts it certainly seems to have the edge, incl. UD fingerprint ‘n stuff. Of course compared to the Lenovo these seems a bit ‘pricey’ indeed though.

      For now, I think I’m going to skip these and the Mate 20 Pro. It’s only been like half a year owning the P20 Pro and the camera does have a lowlight edge over the new Mate 20 Pro that swaps the monochrome cam unit out for an ultrawide one. Plus, there’s foldable phones etc coming. So… probably around CES / MWC there’s a ton of new stuff. Maybe incl. a notchless P30 Pro. So, don’t really feel the need for something new just quite yet.

  2. Marko Dzunja
    November 1, 2018

    Why not 166 cameras? I mean, when ONE isn’t enough, 6 surely still isn’t. I mean, when will this magnificent innovation stop? At 200 cameras? 300? Maybe 20 loudspeakers? 7 screens? Hell, I got it, hear this – a small durable phone under 100 grams with physical keyboard, no touchscreen and battery lasts 2 weeks?