Huawei’s sub-brand Honor has announced the launch of its second generation Honor Magic smartphone. Dubbed as Honor Magic 2, the phone comes with a price tag of 3799 yuan (approx. Rs 40,300) for the 6GB RAM + 128GB model, 4299 yuan (approx. Rs 45,000) for the 8GB RAM + 128GB storage option and 4799 Yuan (approx. Rs 51,000) for the 8GB RAM + 256GB storage version.
The major highlight of the smartphone is the new sliding design, similar to what we have seen in Oppo Find X and Mi Mix 3. The slider is equipped with a front-facing camera and 3D sensors for facial recognition. The phone is loaded with Yoyo AI-based virtual assistant and it bears a triple camera at the back panel.
The Honor Magic 2 sports a 6.39-inch full-HD+ AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels, 403 ppi pixel density, support for the DCI-P3 colour gamut, and a 91.5 percent screen-to-body ratio. It is powered by the HiSilicon Kirin 980 processor, which is based on 7nm process and is clocked at 2.6GHz. It comes in 6GB/8GB of RAM and 128GB/256GB storage options.
For optics, the phone is equipped with a triple camera setup at the back. The primary sensor is of 16-megapixel lens with an f/1.8 aperture coupled with a 24-megapixel monochrome sensor with f/1.8 aperture, and a 16-megapixel sensor with a super wide-angle lens and an f/2.2 aperture. For the front, there is a 16-megapixel selfie shooter with f/2.0 aperture and a 2-megapixel + 2-megapixel sensors for 3D Face Unlock. There is an in-screen fingerprint sensor as well.
The Honor Magic 2 runs on Android 9.0 Pie and it is a 3,500mAh battery with 40W Magic Charge fast charging technology that the company claims can fully charge the device in 55 minutes. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS, A-GPS, NFC, and a USB Type-C port. The smartphone measures 157.32 x 75.13 x 8.3mm and weighs 206 grams.