After launching the Honor Note 10, Huawei’s sub-brand Honor is all set to launch its next flagship smartphone. The Honor Magic 2 comes with a sliding camera mechanism similar to what we’ve already seen in Oppo Find X. The brand first unveiled the Magic 2 at IFA Berlin event. We now have the confirmed launch date of the upcoming Honor Magic 2. The other key highlight of this device is Kirin 980 chipset. The smartphone has already been in news for a long time and it seems like all the leaks and rumors will finally see the end on October 31.
Honor Magic 2 to launch on October 31 in China
The chinese smartphone maker, today, posted a teaser image on their official Weibo account. The teaser shows a smartphone with a sliding mechanism. In the image, the rear portion of the device is slid up while the front portion is slid down. At the bottom of the image, it is clearly mentioned that the upcoming device is none other than Honor Magic 2. As per the teaser, Honor is going to launch this smartphone in its homeland on October 31. Other than these details, the teaser image of the Honor Magic 2 does not reveal much. We can only see the Oppo Find X like mechanism in work in the image.
The other interesting thing in this smartphone is its chipset. It is powered by the brand’s very own flagship Kirin 980 processor making it the first device to feature it. To recall, Kirin 980 is a processor which is fabricated over 7nm process. According to the leaked benchmark scores, the chipset was able to beat Snapdragon 845 with ease while it was still lagging behind Apple’s A12 bionic chipset.
Honor Magic 2 expected specifications
The Magic 2 is expected to come with a 6-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 1440×2880 pixels. Speaking of screen to body ratio, the device might be the first one to come with nearly 100% ratio. The smartphone will feature an in-display fingerprint sensor. As already mentioned, the device is powered by a Kirin 980 chipset coupled with 6GB of RAM. We’re also expecting huge improvements in the charging speed since the brand recently unveiled their new fast charging tech. It will also feature a 15 layer of protection.
Huawei has already become the second largest smartphone manufacturer beating Apple. With this device, the brand will enter into another space challenging Oppo Find X and Vivo Nex. If you’re not aware, Vivo Nex comes with a pop up mechanism. Huawei Magic 2 will let the brand to improve their high-end premium portfolio.
What’s your take on the Honor Magic 2? Do you think it will be able to rival the Oppo Find X in this unique segment of motorised camera mechanism in smartphones? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.