Earlier this month, Huawei’s sub-brand Honor launched its Honor Magic 2 flagship smartphone at an event in China. Following the footsteps of Oppo Find X, Xiaomi Mi MIX 3, and Lenovo Z5 Pro, Honor’s newest smartphone uses a slider mechanism (albeit a manual one), resulting in an all-screen front panel that doesn’t have a notch or thick bezels. This form factor presumably means that the smartphone’s hardware components are laid out in quite a complex fashion. To find out more, the folks at PC Pop, took apart Honor Magic 2 to reveal how everything inside it works together.
As explained by a GSMArena report, the process starts off by applying heat to remove the glass back panel. To get to the motherboard, the triple rear camera assembly must be removed. It consists of a combo module (24-megapixel and 16-megapixel), and a separate single module (16-megapixel). The smartphone’s front-facing camera setup is also comprised of three lenses – a 16-megapixel primary module, flanked on each side by a 2-megapixel sensor for infrared face-scanning capabilities.
Once that’s taken care of, the smartphone’s 3,500mAh battery is removed, revealing the motherboard. As noted by GSMArena’s report, the battery features two connectors, which is probably because of the smartphone’s 40W SuperCharge feature.
The motherboard is where Huawei’s current top-tier chipset – Kirin 980 – is, paired with a 6GB/8GB RAM module and 128GB storage module.
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Lastly, the teardown reveals the smartphone’s highlight feature – the mechanical slider mechanism. Since it’s a manual slider, the mechanism just involves two slide rails and a ribbon cable. The latter used to be the most-common cause of sliders going bad on older feature phones, so let’s hope Huawei has taken enough care to ensure that the ribbon cable works as intended over an extended period of time.