Honor Magic 2 with 6.39-inch FHD+ AMOLED display, slider design, Kirin 980, 8GB RAM, triple rear cameras announced

Huawei’s Honor brand just announced that Honor Magic 2, the company’s latest high-end smartphone as it had promised. It has a 6.39-inch FHD+ screen and a anti-dust slider design. It is powered by Kirin 980 7nm SoC with Dual NPU and run Android 9.0 (Pie) with EMUI 9.0 on top as well as YOYO assistant. It has a 16-megapixel rear camera, 24-megapixel monochrome secondary sensor and a 16-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens. It has in-display fingerpint sensor with a large 32.48mm coverage area, 3D Face Unlock as well as 3D Qmoji.

It packs a 3500mAh battery with 40W SuperCharge that can charnge the phone from 0 to 50% in 15 minutes and 0 to 85% in just 30 minutes. It has dual SIM support and Huawei’s Hi1103 chip for 1.7Gbps Wi-Fi and dual-frequency GPS navigation.

Honor Magic 2 specifications

  • 6.39-inch (2340 × 1080 pixels) FHD+ AMOLED 19.5:9 display with 108% DCI-P3 Color Gamut
  • HUAWEI Kirin 980 (2 x Cortex A76 2.6 GHz + 2 x Cortex A76 1.92 GHz + 4 x Cortex A55 1.8 GHz) processor with  720 MHz ARM Mali-G76MP10 GPU
  • 6GB LPDDR4x RAM with 128GB storage 8GB LPDDR4x RAM with 128GB / 256GB storage
  • Android 9.0 (Pie) with EMUI 9.0
  • 16MP rear camera with f/1.8 aperture, 24MP secondary monochrome sensor with f/1.8 aperture, 16MP super wide angle lens with f/2.2 aperture, LED flash, AIS, AI intelligent stabilization
  • 16MP front camera with f/ 2.0 aperture,  2MP + 2MP  f / 2.4 aperture cameras for 3D face unlock
  • In-display fingerprint sensor
  • Dual SIM
  • IPX2 water-protection
  • Dimensions: 157.32×75.13×8.3mm; Weight: 206g
  • Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz and 5GHz) (wave2), Bluetooth 5 LE, GPS (L1 + L5 dual band), NFC, USB Type-C (GEN1)
  • 3500mAh battery with 40W SuperCharge

The Honor Magic 2 comes in Gradient Black, Gradient Red and Gradient Blue colors, is priced at 3799 yuan (US$ 544 / Rs. 40,295 approx.) for the 6GB RAM with 128GB storage version, 4299 yuan (US$ 616 / Rs. 45,610 approx.)  for the 8GB RAM with 128GB storage version and the 8GB RAM with 256GB storage version costs 4799 yuan (US$ 688 / Rs. 50,910 approx.). It will be available for order from November 1st and goes on sale from November 6th.

It will also introduce new ‘3D Photosensitive Edition’ with 3D Biosensing Technology for better security, same graphene heat dissipation as Mate 20 Pro, 8GB RAM and 512GB storage for 5799 yuan (US$ 830 / Rs. 61,520 approx.) in December 2018.


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