The Honor Magic 2 smartphone is all set to be announced on October 31. The upcoming offering by Honor will be an all-screen smartphone which will come with a slider camera, similar to Xiaomi Mi Mix 3’s and Oppo Find X‘s.
Honor Magic 2 mobile has been in a news a lot for the last few weeks and the company itself has been posting about the smartphone that it will be launching in a few days’ time. And now, Honor has new official images of the smartphone on its Weibo account.
These images are not renders of Honor Magic 2, but instead show the smartphone inside the box, its slider selfie cameras, its triple rear camera setup, and the colour variants.
As seen in the pictures, the smartphone comes in Blue and Pink/Purple gradient colour variants. In the photos, both the colour variants look rather pleasing. The smartphones’ back panels have two colours. Towards the top, one is Blue while the other is Pink. The colour slowly change towards the bottom of the back panel — so Blue makes a few shades darker and Pink becomes Purple. Speaking of the box, it is dressed in Black and has text written on it in either Gold or Rose Gold.
The back panel looks minimalistic in the photos and like Huawei P20 Pro, houses three cameras that come with an LED flash and have AI Camera written below them. It has been reported that among the three cameras, one is a 16MP regular sensor, one is a 24MP monochrome sensor and the last one is a 16MP telephoto lens.
The smartphone’s back panel also has the Honor branding which can be read properly only on holding the Honor Magic 2 mobile in landscape mode.
While the back panel did remind us of Huawei P20 Pro, the front does not. The images of the front panel of Honor Magic 2 show an all-screen display. We were so glad to see that the upcoming smartphone defies the current trend in the smartphone industry and comes without a notch — much like the front panels of Oppo Find X and Vivo Nex (review). With so many smartphones sporting a notch on their displays, it is really refreshing to see one that doesn’t.
The 16MP selfie camera of the smartphone is housed in a slider that also comes with two lenses for 3D facial recognition.
We did not spot a fingerprint sensor anywhere, so even if the phone will have one, it will be an in-display fingerprint scanner. Or maybe the company decided to completely rule it out and only wants to offer users 3D facial unlock. We are hoping for the second possibility as most in-display fingerprint scanners cannot match up to the ones that are physically present on the smartphones. On the other hand, a 3D facial unlock does makes thing easier.
From other reports that have surfaced online earlier, the Honor Magic 2 will feature a 6.4-inch Full HD+ touchscreen display and is powered by Kirin 980 chipset paired with 8GB RAM and 128GB of onboard storage. The smartphone will reportedly house a 3,400mAh battery and will come with support for Huawei’s 40W fast charging. Honor Magic 2 is said to run Android 9.0 Pie skinned with EMUI 9.
Image courtesy: Weibo