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Honor Magic 2 with full screen slider, 6 cameras in total, and YOYO assistant launched

#Techtober finale! Right on schedule, Honor launched the Magic 2, one of the most ambitious flagship smartphone this year.
Honor Magic 2 with full screen slider, 6 cameras in total, and YOYO assistant launched
An intelligent beast?

The highlights

Edge-to-edge screen design
Edge-to-edge screen design

The first thing you will notice with the Honor Magic 2 is the design. It sports a full screen design with a slider ala OPPO Find X. But, Honor claimed that it is an anti-dust type slider unlike the slider found on the Find X and Mi MIX 3. It even has IPX2 water-protection.

It has a 6.93-inch FHD+ (2340 x 1080) 19:5:9 AMOLED screen with "almost 100 percent" of screen-to-body ratio according to the company.

It even has an In-Display fingerprint reader with large 32.48 coverage.

Under the hood, the brain of this phone is a 7nm SoC, the Kirin 980 octa-core processor with Mali-G76 MP10 GPU and Dual-NPU. It is arguably the most powerful processor found on Android today. It should go toe-to-toe with the Mate 20 series of Huawei, their parent company.

It also has a 3,500mAh battery with 40W SuperCharge technology. The company claimed that it can charge the phone from 0 to 50 percent in 15 minutes and 0 to 85 percent in just 30 minutes via USB Type-C.

There is also a "3D Photosensitive Edition" 
with 3D Biosensing tech for better security and the same graphene heat dissipation found on the Mate 20 Pro.

Triple-camera setup at the back, triple-camera setup in front

6 cameras in total!
6 cameras in total!

This handset is also the very first phone we know with 6 cameras in total. It has 3 cameras at the back and 3 more cameras in front.

At the back, it has a 16MP f/1.6 primary shooter paired with a 24MP f/1.8 monochrome sensor and a 16MP f/2.2 super wide-angle lens. It also has AIS for intelligent stabilization and LED flash.

For selfies, you will find a 16MP f/2.0 primary camera with 2x 2MP f/2.4 cameras for 3D face unlock. It also has the 
3D Qmoji feature ala Apple Animoji.

YOYO assistant

The Honor Magic 2 runs with Android 9.0 Pie OS with EMUI 9.0 skin on the top. The new feature is the YOYO assistant. Honor boasts that it is an "all-in-one smart-living enabler possessed with mind-reading and machine-learning capabilities."

So, it has mind-reading capabilities. But, we do not really know how it works in real life. Let's see.

The rest of the features

You will find most of the common specs found on other flagship devices with the Magic 2. It has 6GB/8GB RAM, 128GB/256GB storage, 1.7Gbps WiFi, dual 4G LTE dual-frequency GPS, NFC, and dual SIM slots.

The phone will come in gradient black gradient red, and gradient blue colors.

Honor Magic 2 Specs

Display: 6.39-inch 2.5D curved AMOLED screen w/ FHD+ 2340 x 1080 resolution at 403 ppi
CPU: 2.6GHz 64-bit Kirin 980 octa-core processor w/ Dual-NPU
GPU: Mali-G76 MP10 w/ GPU Turbo 2.0
ROM: 128GB/256GB
Back Camera: 16MP f/1.8 RGB sensor + 24MP f/1.8 monochrome sensor + 16MP f/2.2 ultra wide-angle w/ AIS and LED flash
Selfie Camera: 16MP f/2.0 + 2MP + 2MP f/2.4
Battery: 3,500mAh w/ 22.5W SuperCharge
OS: Android 9.0 Pie w/ EMUI 9.0
Connectivity: WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), 4G LTE Cat 21, Bluetooth 5 BLE, aptX HD, OTG, NFC, dual-band GPS, dual SIM (hybrid)
Sensors: Accelerometer, light, orientation, proximity, gyroscope, sound, magnetic, pressure
Others: In-Display fingerprint sensor, 3D face unlock, IPX2 water-protection, USB Type-C, stereo speakers, Colors: gradient black gradient red, and gradient blue colors
Dimensions: 158.32 x 75.13 x 8.3 mm
Weight: 206 g
Price: TBC

Price and availability

In China, the of the 6GB RAM/128GB ROM is CNY 3,799 (PHP 29K). You can get the 8GB RAM/128GB ROM model for CNY 4,299 (PHP 32.9K) and the 8GB RAM/256GB ROM model for CNY 4,799 (PHP 36.7K).

The phones will go on pre-order starting November 1 and will be on sale this November 6.

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