Now that notches are everywhere, OEMs are focusing their efforts on completely doing away with bezels on smartphones. One of the most-interesting results of those efforts is Oppo’s Find X, which manages an all-screen front by tucking away the front-camera (as well as the dual-camera system on the back), earpiece, and the usual array of sensors in a motorized slider. While the jury is still out on the long-term reliability of the mechanical solution, many manufacturers have already decided to follow in Oppo’s footsteps, with Honor being one of them.
At this year’s IFA technology conference in Berlin, the Huawei sub-brand had teased its Honor Magic 2 smartphone, which comes with an almost bezel-free display, made possible by a slider mechanism similar to that on the Find X. Now, a report from Gizchina has claimed that the flagship smartphone will be officially launched in China on October 31.
The information comes courtesy of a teaser, which all but confirms the official launch date. Interestingly, ZTE’s former subsidiary will also be launching its all-screen Nubia X on the same date, albeit with a much more innovative solution to the problem of bezels and notches.
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There isn’t much known about Honor Magic 2’s yet, but it’s clear that it’ll be a flagship. As such, we can expect the smartphone to have Huawei’s recently-outed HiSilicon Kirin 980 SoC, which is built on the 7nm process. Recent reports have claimed that Honor Magic 2 will have a ‘Magic Charge’ feature with support for up to 40W charging, further secured by a 15-layer protection system. Expect some AI-capabilities as well.