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Honor Magic 2 with in-display fingerprint sensor and slide-out camera to launch on October 26

Honor Magic 2 could be the third major device to feature a sliding camera mechanism.

  • Published: September 18, 2018 2:08 PM IST
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Honor Magic 2 will be the next smartphone to feature a bezel-less design and sliding mechanical camera setup. The second generation smartphone was briefly showcased at IFA 2018 last month, and will have a design similar to that of Oppo Find X. In fact, the Honor Magic 2 might have even smaller chin than the one found on Find X for an even more immersive experience.

While Honor did not reveal when it plans to officially launch the device, a new leak might have given away the launch date. A teaser emerging out of China hints at Honor Magic 2 launching on October 26 in Huawei’s home country. The image is not from an official Honor source or company’s social media platform but it does look closer to official teaser. The teaser image confirms that Honor Magic 2 will have an in-display fingerprint sensor, and offer a sliding camera setup.

Honor Magic 2: Specifications and Expected Price

Honor Magic was one of the most noteworthy devices from Huawei’s e-brand last year but it was not made available outside China. With Honor Magic 2, the Chinese company might have global ambitions, and could be preparing to launch the around around the world. The Honor Magic 2 will join Vivo NEX and Oppo Find X as smartphones with mechanical camera setup.

In terms of specifications, the Honor Magic 2 is rumored to feature a 6-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 2880×1440 pixels. It would be safe to assume that Honor will go with Full HD+ panel, and not Quad HD+ like Huawei P20 Pro. A Full HD+ panel with notch at the top should allow for 19:9 aspect ratio, and over 95 percent screen-to-body ratio. At IFA 2018, Huawei announced Kirin 980, its newest flagship processor based on 7nm process and Honor Magic 2 should get this latest chipset.

It is expected to feature dual 12-megapixel camera setup on the back for imaging, and a 24-megapixel camera at the front for selfies. It is expected to come bundled with a new fast charger with a maximum power delivery of 20-24 watts. Huawei has designed its own fast charge technology, and there is a possibility that Honor Magic 2 will support fast wireless charging.

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The Honor Magic 2 is also rumored to come standard with 6GB of RAM, and 64GB internal storage. The smartphone is expected to be backed by a 3,300mAh battery, and will run EMUI 9.0 based on Android 9 Pie. The Honor Magic 2 could be priced around RMB 3,999 (around Rs 40,000) when it goes on sale. At that price, Honor Magic 2 will be the most premium smartphone that also features a futuristic design but there is also a possibility of the device being a bit more expensive.

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  • Published Date: September 18, 2018 2:08 PM IST