Honor Magic 2 - Slider smartphone with 6 cameras

by Timo1. November 2018
With the Honor Magic 2, Huawei's daughter "Honor" presents a smartphone that follows pretty much any current trend. The Magic-Phone wants to score with a sleek slider design with an almost borderless display, an in-display fingerprint scanner and 6 cameras. All information about the new Magic 2 can be found in the following post.



Honor Magic 2


Processor and memory
CPU: Kirin 980
GPU: Mali-G76 GPU
RAM: 6GB / 8GB
Internal memory: 128GB / 256GB
Memory extension: no

Diagonal: 6,39 inches
Resolution: 2.340 x 1.080 pixels
Color space: sRGB, DCI-P3

* Main Camera: 16 MP f / 1.8 (color) + 24 MP f1,8 (monochrome) + 16 MP f2.2 (wide angle)
* Front camera: 16 MP f / 2.0 (color), 2x2 MP f / 2.4

Dual SIM: Yes
SIM size: Nano SIM

GSM: B2 / B3 / B5 / B8
WCDMA: B1 / B2 / B4 / B5 / B6 / B8 / B19
TD-SCDMA: B34 / B39
TD-LTE: B34 / B38 / B39 / B40 / B41
FDD-LTE: B1 / B2 / B3 / B4 / B5 / B6 / B8 / B12 / B17 / B19

WiFi: 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac MU-MIMO
Bluetooth: 5.0
GPS: Yes (L1 / L5)

* Gravity sensor
* Ambient light sensor
* Proximity Sensor
* Fingerprint Sensor

Battery: 3.500 mAh
Fast charge function: up to 40W
Connection: USB-C

Operating system: Magic UI 2.0
Size: 157.32 75.13 x x 8,3 mm
Weight: 206g

Honor Magic 2

Here you can buy the Honor Magic 2.

Slider design and in-display fingerprint

Alone at the sight of the render shots and the data sheet can already run into the mouth! The Magic 2 looks really nice on the front and the back. At a Screen-to-body ratio of 91.5% takes the almost-borderless 6.39 inch display a large part of the front. The panel itself is of the type AMOLED and can expect a rich color reproduction and a particularly deep black. The resolution is 2340 1080 x pixels, which in turn is crisp PPI 403 equivalent. In addition to the sRGB color space is also the advanced DCI-P3 color space supported. A first trend feature of the Honor Magic 2 is the In-display fingerprint scannerwhich hides invisibly under the display glass and safely unlocks the smartphone.

Different colors of the Magic 2

Like the one recently introduced Xiaomi Mi Mix 3, the Magic 2 puts on a space-saving sliderwho, among other things, hides the front camera behind the display. According to Honor, the slider has been designed to withstand prolonged exposure. You want to wear one with a 5-rail guidance system counteract. An eye-catcher is the rest of the case of the smartphone. The back is made of glass, is coated several times and shimmers depending on the light. The Honor Magic 2 is available in the colors Black, red and blue.

Six cameras

The Magic 2 is equipped both front and rear with 3 cameras. The main camera form one 16 megapixel color sensor with f / 1.8 aperture, 24 megapixel monochrome sensor with f / 1.8 aperture and an 16 megapixel sensor with wide angle and f / 2.2 aperture, The monochrome sensor is supposed to provide a particularly good image quality, especially in low-light environments. The camera with wide angle ensures a much wider picture. To improve the recording quality is the smartphone a comprehensive AI to the side, the images artificially improves and integrates various camera effects at the touch of a button.

Display of the Magic 2

Videos captures the main camera with maximum 4K resolution at 30 bids-per-second. On Slow motion records at 720p up to 480 frames-per-second. To counteract wobbles will Honors AIS (Automatic Image Stabilizer).

The sensors of the front camera includes one 16 megapixel sensor with f / 2.0 aperture and two additional ones 2 megapixel sensors with f / 2.4 aperture, The two 2 megapixel sensors improve portraits and enable 3D emojis, The front camera is also supported by special AI modes, but only captures videos in FHD + (2304 ร— 1064).

Kirin 980 and Magic UI 2.0

Installed is the cutting-edge HiSilicon Kirin 980 system-on-chip, the first in the recently introduced Huawei Mate 20 Pro Flagship was used. In many benchmarks, the Kirin 980 surpasses even the current Qualcomm Snapdragon 845. The three-stage architecture divides the 8 cores of the 7 nm chipset Two powerful Cortex-A76 cores, two efficient Cortex-A76 cores, and four additional Cortex-A55 cores. The Cortex-A76 cores are up to 75 percent more efficient and 58 percent more efficient than their predecessors. For a graphical performance increase, the Mali-G76 GPU provides.

Kirin 980 processor

The system is supported by an optional 6GB or 8GB Large Memory (LPDDR4X) and one 128GB or 256GB data store, It is not possible to expand the data storage with a MicroSD memory card! The operating system is called Magic UI 2.0 and is based on Android 9. Decisive for Magic UI 2.0 are a wide range of functions and the AI "YOYO"that is supposed to make life easier for Chinese users, at least.

Dual SIM, dual GPS and 40 watts charging function

The Honor Magic 2 is a Dual SIM smartphone with two nano SIM slots. Both slots support 4G LTE and VoLTE. There are reductions in the supported mobile radio frequencies. Due to the sale, which is currently only planned for the Chinese market, only the mobile bands that are common in China are supported. Local users would have to do without LTE Band 20!

Mobile radio frequencies / bands
GSM: B2 / B3 / B5 / B8
WCDMA: B1 / B2 / B4 / B5 / B6 / B8 / B19
TD-SCDMA: B34 / B39
TD-LTE: B34 / B38 / B39 / B40 / B41
FDD-LTE: B1 / B2 / B3 / B4 / B5 / B6 / B8 / B12 / B17 / B19

Magic 2 Quick Charge

Other features are Dual AC WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0 and NFC, This is new Dual Frequency GPS (L1 / L5), which simultaneously processes two signals and enables even more precise positioning. Another special feature is the 3D face unlock, which safely unlocks the smartphone in addition to the already mentioned in-display fingerprint scanner. Last but not least Accumulator, It has a capacity of 3500 mAh and is wired (USB-C). The Quick Charge Honor Magic 2 up to 40 watts and fully charges the battery within 55 minutes.

Price and availability

The smartphone is from the 6. November in China available. Depending on the memory equipment costs the smartphone between 480 โ‚ฌ and 600 โ‚ฌ, Currently, nothing is known about an international sales start.

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That certainly does not come to Europe. The before that gabs not even here to buy. It's a pity that Honor messes up the market with such a really cool smartphone. The part can namely something and looks really good.