Honor Magic 2 with six camera setup arrives in style in China

Honor Magic 2 - front

Honor, the sub-brand of the Huawei has today officially announced its latest flagship smartphone that is dubbed as the Honor Magic 2. The new phone comes with a heavy set of specifications. And it would feel quite familiar with the Huawei’s recent Mate series. At least in terms of the processor setup. This is the first time Honor has introduced a slider design to hide the front camera setup. The new Honor Magic 2 comes with six camera setup, which is the first in the industry. Let’s talk more on the specifications below. It will retail in China in two colour series called Starry Sky and Nebula, which is in partnership with third-party companies. The primary colours you’d see includes the gradient of red, black, and blue. The price of Honor Magic 2 starts roughly at Rs 40,000 and goes up to Rs 60,000, according to the configuration. There are total four RAM and internal storage configs available for purchase starting November 6. The handset would be available to purchase on Huawei mall, JD.com, Tmall and all other leading electronics stores in China. 

Honor Magic 2 specifications

Powered by the Kirin 980, which is Huawei’s in-house processor, it was manufactured on the 7nm process technology. It is the world’s first processor to utilise the Cortex-A76 architecture and first dual NPU design. The new Honor Magic 2 will come in two RAM variants including 6GB and 8GB of RAM. There would be two storage options including 128GB and 256GB with no scope of the storage expansion since there is no external memory card slot.

The display on Honor Magic 2 is of 6.39-inch size, it is an AMOLED display, which claims to sport a full-HD+ resolution (2340 x 1080). There is no notch, which means all the notch haters don’t have to worry about that ugly design flaw just to get more real estate screen. All this was possible because of the sliding design. The front camera module hides behind auxiliary slide rails. The company calls this a five-track sliding screen structure. Honor claims that it has made ensure that the sliding design is dust-proof.

There is an on-screen-fingerprint sensor, which can collect your 3D fingerprint information. It runs on the Magic UI 2.0, which deeply integrates the AI capabilities to make your users experience more intuitive. The online exclusive brand introduced YOYO, its new artificial intelligence assistant, which promises to learn from your behaviour to personally cater to requirements. It’s a voice-activated assistant and should help you do almost anything on your Magic 2. The Magic UI 2.0 would be based Android 9.0 Pie operating system. One interesting demo of YOYO given on stage was the live translation of the caller on the other end. From English to Chinese, and vice versa. It would be helpful for users who can’t speak the native language and are traveling to the country. This means you’d have a personal interpreter available at all time in your pocket. 

As far as the rear camera department is concerned, it is the highlight of the Honor Magic 2. This setup includes three cameras including 16MP, 2MP, and a 2MP resolution lens. On the front end, which is hidden inside you’d see a triple camera set up there as well. There are two 16MP resolution sensors alongside the 24MP sensor. All this would be running on a 3400mAh capacity battery.

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