“The second-gen Honor Waterplay tablet will feature an 8-inch display, dual rear cameras, and a water-resistant design”
The Honor Magic 2 slider phone will be accompanied by the second-generation Honor Waterplay tablet at the launch event the Huawei-owned brand is hosting on October 31st. The Honor Waterplay launch has been confirmed on the company’s official Weibo account. It also teases some of the key features of the new Waterplay model.
The second-generation Honor Waterplay 2 tablet will have an 8-inch display and dual camera setup on the back, the company confirmed in its post. The teaser image in the post also shows that the dual camera sensors on the rear will be aligned horizontally and the tablet will have rounded corners, not uncommon on Android tablets. The post also reiterates the water-resistant nature of the tablet, similar to that of the first-generation model that was launched in 2017. Along with the new tablet, the company is teasing the launch of the next-generation FlyPods, its version of the Apple AirPods.
The Honor Magic 2 smartphone, though, will be the highlight of the launch event. The smartphone has been teased with not just a slider mechanism to house the front cameras and sensors to ensure thinner bezels but also confirmed to sport a triple rear camera setup on the back. It is expected to come in multiple gradient colour options.
As for the specifications, Honor Magic 2 is expected to come with a 6.39-inch AMOLED display with full HD+ resolution (1,080 x 2,340 pixels) and an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. The phone is likely to rock the latest Kirin 980 SoC under the hood, paired with up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB storage. Camera-wise, the handset is rumoured to get 16MP + 24MP + 16MP sensors on the rear with LED flash and a 16MP sensor on the front with two TOF lenses for 3D face unlock. A 3,400mAh battery is reported to fuel the handset, and on the software front, it is expected to boot Android Pie-based EMUI 9 out of the box.