The Honor Magic 2 flagship smartphone come out of the box running EMUI 9.0, but initially the manufacturer warned that in the future the device will receive an update with a new UI.
Today, Honor started the process of distributing this update. Among other things, it renames the UI from EMUI 9.0 to Magic UI 2.0 but the UI itself remains virtually unchanged. Apparently, Honor will make the changes gradually.
Magic UI 2.0 brings a “focus on artificial intelligence”, a new color scheme, new labels and fonts. That’s all the differences from EMUI 9.0. The update also contains the November security patches.
This rebranding does mean that Honor Magic 2 updates may take a different direction than EMUI 9 updates on other phones, though we can’t say for sure. There are a few software features that are unique to the Magic 2 (like YoYo and the real-time in-call voice translations) that warrant the new software branding, but it’s hard to tell the software apart from EMUI 9 for now. It remains to add that the update size is 214 MB.
The newest Magic UI 2.0 update is currently rolling out to the Honor Magic 2 as an over-the-air update. Be mindful that, if you haven’t received it yet, it could be rolling out in waves, so keep an eye out for the update.