Honor Magic 2 Announced – Features 7nm Kirin 980 With a Triple Camera Solution at Both Ends Plus a Full-Screen Design

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Oct 31, 2018

While smartphones with a sliding mechanism are nothing new, Honor Magic 2 is the world’s first phone with six cameras. The latest Honor flagship smartphone has all the top-tier specifications you would expect from a high-end phone, with the exception of a 40MP sensor and wireless charging support. However, since Honor sells affordable phones, the omission of these two features is hardly surprising.

Honor Magic 2 Comes With the Best Android Flagship Specs You Could Hope for, but Loses out on Things Like the Headphone Jack and Wireless Charging

The phone has a slider to house the three selfie cameras so that the 6.4-inch FHD+ screen OLED display can achieve a higher screen-to-body ratio, though the number has not been detailed by Huawei’s sub-brand. The Kirin 980-powered phone also has an in-display fingerprint scanner. Memory options include 6GB or 8GB of RAM and 128GB, 256GB or 512GB of storage, but the 512GB variant will come next month. The phone packs in a decent 3400mAh battery which could be topped up quickly with Huawei’s super-fast 40W charging technology.

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Coming to the camera specifications, the rear camera system has two 16MP sensors and one 24MP lens, which means the super wide-angle lens and monochrome sensor are supplementing the main sensor. On the front, there is a 16MP main camera, a 2MP depth sensor for bokeh portraits, and a 2MP sensor for 3D face unlocking.

The Honor Magic 2 doesn’t have a magnetic sliding mechanism like the Mi MIX 3, so it remains to be seen which one of the two would be more durable. The phone has a glass body and features a Type USB-C port, but the 3.5mm jack has been removed. It also has Huawei’s virtual assistant Yoyo.

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Unfortunately, the device will be shipping without expandable storage, which is disappointing as the flagship comes without a 3.5mm audio and support for Qi wireless charging. It appears that Honor has made a lot of compromises in the smaller features just to keep up in the design segment. For those that demand the best aesthetics will certainly get a kick out of the Magic 2. For others that want the basic functionality to be present might not appreciate the latest handset.

Unlike the original Honor Magic, the follow-up device will be released outside of China too. It is available in gradient Blue, Black, and Red, and the base version costs $545. Pre-orders have begun, with shipments starting from November 6. If you want the Honor Magic 2, you’ll have to be patient, as the flagship will be listed at third-party online retailers in the future.