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Honor Magic 2 could have a limited Tesla branded edition

Honor could be working with Tesla to launch a special edition Magic 2 smartphone; similar to the Huawei Porsche Design Mate 20 RS.

  • Published: October 19, 2018 2:48 PM IST
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Honor has officially announced that the Magic 2 smartphone will be released in Beijing on October 31. In the weeks leading up to the launch, the smartphone has been subject to many leaks and rumors. Now, a Weibo leakster has revealed a picture of a suspected Honor Magic 2 Tesla branded custom-made box. This could mean that the upcoming Honor Magic 2 is likely to have a Tesla customized version just like Huawei’s Porsche Design Smartphone.

The collaborations of phone manufacturers with car brands are getting more mainstream attention. Huawei recently launched the Mate 20 RS in collaboration with Porsche Design. Oppo has similarly collaborated with Lamborghini for the Find X Lamborghini Edition. In both cases, the devices differ in design and specs to the standard model.

Tesla launched a portable powerbank, a few months ago to recharge smartphones. This had the design of its superchargers, and had 3,350mAh capacity. It was quite expensive when compared to other same capacity powerbank, and it could be present inside the box of the Tesla Special Edition Honor Magic 2 smartphone. No further details have yet been leaked about the special edition Honor Magic 2 device or the collaboration. But looking at the size of the box, the upcoming smartphone could be accompanied by exclusive accessories such as a custom Tesla logo case and a portable Tesla powerbank.

Honor Magic 2 rumored specifications, features

Honor Magic 2 is rumored to feature a 6-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 2880×1440 pixels, and a sliding camera mechanism that includes a selfie-lens, proximity sensor, earpiece. At IFA 2018, Huawei announced Kirin 980, its newest flagship processor based on the 7nm process. This chipset will no doubt power the upcoming Honor Magic 2. Earlier leaks have also revealed a four camera setup, similar to the Huawei Mate 20, placed on the back of the Honor Magic 2.

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The special edition Tesla branded Honor Magic 2 device could be a country-exclusive smartphone, either in the United States or China (or even both). The price of this edition smartphone would be marginally higher than the standard Honor Magic 2.

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  • Published Date: October 19, 2018 2:48 PM IST