“The Honor Magic 2 brings a manual sliding mechanism and triple camera modules at the rear as well as front”

Honor has finally launched the Magic 2 in China, and the device comes laden with a handful of interesting features. The smartphone has a total of six cameras and a slider mechanism to deliver a bezel-less display. The Magic 2 seems to be Honor’s answer for the recently launched Mi MIX 3, but it also goes a step ahead in some aspects. Read on to find out why we think so. 

The slick slider


Lately, we have been seeing a deluge in smartphones with sliding mechanisms. The Honor Magic 2 also comes with a sliding panel that helps the device achieve an impressive screen-to-body ratio. That apart, the panel hides the front-facing camera unit, which can be brought up when required. The resultant is no notch and extremely thin bezels at the bottom. The hall sensor is used for the sliding screen. 

A gorgeous display 

The Honor Magic 2 features a 6.4-inch display with an aspect ratio of 19:9. The full HD panel offers crisp text and vibrant visuals. Despite the slider design, the device looks pretty sleek and the glass back adds to the elegance.

The power of six

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Yes, the Honor Magic 2 comes loaded with six camera sensors, as it offers three shooters on the back and three on front. The triple rear camera setup is vertically aligned and consists of a 16MP RGB lens, 24MP Monochrome lens and 16MP super wide-angle lens. As far as the selfie camera is concerned, the Magic 2 features a 16MP sensor and a pair of 2MP depth-sensing modules. The front camera array also doubles up as a 3D facial recognition module as well as 3D Qmoji. 

An in-display fingerprint scanner to offer a high screen-to-body ratio 

Honor-Magic-2-eThe in-display fingerprint sensor is finally becoming mainstream. Not only they help in offering an edge-to-edge display, the implementation also ensures that the phonemakers are able to save on space. The Honor Magic 2 also makes use of an under-display fingerprint sensor.  

Ships with top-of-the-line internals 

It is quite evident that the Honor Magic 2 borrows heavily from its elder sibling the Mate 20 Pro. The similarities continue under the hood as the Honor Magic 2 is powered by the 7nm Kirin 980 SoC paired with 6GB / 8GB of RAM. The homebred chip from Huawei is said to deliver powerful performance, AI capabilities while conserving the battery life. 

YoYo AI virtual assistant


Honor has decided to bake in its own AI-based YoYo virtual assistant on the Magic 2. According to the company, YoYO is an all-in-one smart living enabler that continues to learn and progress over time. Furthermore, the brand’s solution is claimed to outperform other virtual assistants as it uses a scenario-based user experience. 

The Honor Magic 2 will be available in three RAM and storage variants. The 6GB RAM + 128GB model is priced at 3,799 RMB (~ Rs 40,000), while the 8GB + 128GB version carries a price tag of 4,299 RMB (~ Rs 45,500) and the high-end 8GB + 256GB variant will cost 4,799 RMB (Rs 51,000). The preorders for the Magic 2 have begun in China, however the company is tight-lipped about the phone’s international availability. We surely hope that it arrives on Indian shores.