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02 Nov 2018

Honor Magic 2 with six cameras, Kirin 980 processor launched

Honor Magic 2: Specs, features, price and launch

Huawei-owned Honor has launched its most-advanced smartphone to date - the Honor Magic 2 - back home in China.

The latest flagship features an all-screen slider design, an in-display fingerprint sensor, a triple-camera setup both at the front and back, and top-end internals including the Kirin 980 chipset.

In China, Honor Magic 2 starts at CNY 3,799 (approx. Rs. 40,300).

Here's our roundup.

In context

Honor Magic 2: Specs, features, price and launch
Honor Magic 2: At a glance

Design & Display

Honor Magic 2: At a glance

Up front, the phone sports an all-screen design with an ultra-slim bottom bezel to boast a 91.5% screen-to-body ratio.

This design is achieved by adopting a manual sliding front-camera which also houses 3D face scanning gadgetry.

On the back, there's a triple rear-camera setup and a dual-tone gradient glass panel.

Honor Magic 2 features a 6.39-inch full-HD+ (1080x2340) AMOLED display with 403ppi pixel density.

Camera

Honor Magic 2 packs a total of six cameras

On the back, the Magic 2 sports a triple camera setup comprising a 16MP (f/1.8) primary sensor, paired with a 24MP (f/1.8) monochrome sensor and a 16MP (f/2.2) super wide-angle lens.

Up front, the sliding camera module also packs a triple camera setup comprising a 16MP (f/2.0) main sensor, along with a 2MP+2MP (f/2.4) dual-lens setup which assists in 3D face unlock.

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The phone also packs an in-display fingerprint sensor

The Honor Magic 2, apart from 3D face unlock feature, comes with an optical in-display fingerprint sensor. Further, in terms of connectivity, the phone supports dual SIM cards, 4G VoLTE, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11a/c (2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/A-GPS, NFC, and a USB Type-C port.

Under the hood

Internals

Under the hood

The phone is powered by a HiSilicon Kirin 980 processor, paired with 6GB/8GB of RAM and 128GB/256GB of non-expandable internal storage.

The Honor Magic 2 runs EMUI 9.0 but Android Pie-based Magic UI 2.0 will be made available as an OTA update in some time.

Under the hood, there's a 3,500mAh battery which supports 40W Magic Charge fast charging technology.

Details

Pricing and availability

In China, the Magic 2 costs CNY 3,799 (approx. Rs. 40,300) for the 6GB RAM/128GB storage variant, CNY 4,299 (approx. Rs. 45,600) for the 8GB RAM/128GB storage variant, and CNY 4,799 (approx. Rs. 50,100) for the 8GB RAM/256GB storage variant.

The phone will go on sale in China on November 6 via the company's VMall e-store.

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