Honor teased the successor to the original Honor Magic smartphone during its IFA 2018 keynote. Today, it has been revealed that the date of launch of the Honor Magic 2 is set for October 26, adding to the list of flagships that will be introduced during the same month.
While the launch poster appears to be genuine, we’d suggest you take this news with a pinch of salt since the teaser wasn’t posted though any official Honor handle. The Honor Magic 2, as it’ll likely to be called, will include an all-screen display with minimal bezels on all sides. The non-existent bezels owe it to the new sliding mechanism that pops up the front-facing camera from the inside of the device, just like the Oppo Find X. What we also don’t know is whether the back cameras will also be included within this sliding unit like what we saw on the Find X.
Aside from the all-screen display and sliding camera, the Honor device will pack in an in-display fingerprint scanner as has been shown through the teaser. Much like the Mate 20 series which is expected to arrive soon, the Magic 2 will also be powered by the now-flagship Kirin 980 SoC that’s built on TSMC’s 7nm process.
Furthermore, Huawei will be including its 40-watt Magic Charger. That’s twice as much as what powers the OnePlus 6 and Honor has ensured that such charging speeds will be safe due to the inbuilt 15-layer safety protection system and auto identification of three critical parts when charging.