Honor Magic 2 Launched with In-Display Fingerprint Sensor

Chinese smartphone maker Huawei has launched Honor Magic 2 at an event in Beijing on Wednesday. The smartphone comes packed with slew of awe inspiring features including:

  • Triple rear camera setup
  • Company’s latest 7nm HiSilicon Kirin 980 SoC,
  • 40W Magic Charge fast charging tech,
  • A 6.39-inch AMOLED display,
  • An in-display fingerprint sensor
  • 3D face unlock
  • A front camera slider
  • Yoyo, the AI-based virtual assistant

Honor Magic 2 Launched: What’s the Buzz?

Honor Magic 2 specifications

As reports emerge, the company has launched the phone in three variants built up with up to 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of inbuilt storage. During the event, the company has also unearthed Honor Magic 2 price and its possible availability into the markets.

Honor Magic 2 Price:

The Honor Magic 2 comes at a price tag of CNY 3,799 (roughly Rs. 40,300) for its 6GB RAM/ 128GB inbuilt storage variant, CNY 4,299 (roughly Rs. 45,600) for its 8GB RAM/ 128GB storage variant, and CNY 4,799 (roughly Rs. 50,100) for its 8GB RAM/ 256GB storage variant.

Pre-order for the phone begins from 12am (Midnight) on November 1, and the Honor Magic 2 will go on sale on November 6 via the company’s VMall e-commerce site.

Honor Magic 2 Features and specifications:

Honor Magic 2 specifications

The Honor Magic 2 is a dual-SIM phone that runs on Magic UI 2.0 based on Android 9.0 Pie.  The phone is said to support a 6.39-inch full-HD+ (1080×2340 pixels) AMOLED display with a pixel density of 403ppi, support for the DCI-P3 (108 percent) colour gamut, and comes with a 91.5 percent screen-to-body ratio.

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As you scroll down the phone screen phone’s display appears with the front camera and 3D Face Unlock sensors. The phone is powered by the HiSilicon Kirin 980 SoC, with two Cortex-A76 cores clocked at 2.6GHz, two Cortex-A76 cores clocked at 1.92GHz, and four Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 1.8GHz.

Honor Magic 2 Camera

On photography front, the Honor Magic 2 sports a triple rear camera setup.  The phone flaunts a 16-megapixel primary sensor with an f/1.8 aperture, a 24-megapixel monochrome sensor with an f/1.8 aperture, and a 16-megapixel sensor with a super wide-angle lens and an f/2.2 aperture.

The company claims to power the phone with AIS tech for image stabilization and a single-LED flash. On the front, the smartphone sports a triple camera setup. A 16-megapixel primary sensor featuring an f/2.0 aperture, and a 2-megapixel + 2-megapixel combo with an f/2.4 aperture for 3D Face Unlock features.

Honor Magic 2 Storage and Connectivity

The Honor Magic 2 comes packed with 128GB or 256GB of inbuilt storage, without any external SD card support. In addition, the phone offers connectivity options including 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (dual-band, 2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, and a USB Type-C port.  The phone comes without a 3.5mm headphone jack but bundles a USB Type-C to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter.

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Honor Magic 2 Storage

The device houses a a solid long lasting 3,500mAh battery with the 40W Magic Charge fast charging tech that the company claims can fully charge device in 55 minutes. The smartphone is 157.32×75.13×8.3mm in measurement and weighs about 206 grams.

Honor Magic 2 : Full Feature List

GENERAL

Release date October 2018
Launched in India No
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 157.32 x 75.13 x 8.30
Weight (g) 206.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 3500
Removable battery No
Fast charging Proprietary
Colours Gradient Black, Gradient Blue, Gradient Red

DISPLAY

Screen size (inches) 6.39
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1080×2340 pixels
Aspect ratio 19.5:9
Pixels per inch (PPI) 403

HARDWARE

Processor 2.6GHz octa-core (2×2.6GHz + 2×1.92GHz + 4×1.8GHz)
Processor make HiSilicon Kirin 980
RAM 6GB
Internal storage 128GB
Expandable storage No

CAMERA

Rear camera 16-megapixel (f/1.8) + 24-megapixel (f/1.8) + 16-megapixel (f/2.2)
Rear flash LED
Front camera 16-megapixel (f/2.0) + 2-megapixel (f/2.4)

SOFTWARE

Operating system Android 9.0
Skin Magic UI 2.0

CONNECTIVITY

Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 5.00
NFC Yes
USB OTG Yes
USB Type-C Yes
Headphones Type-C
Number of SIMs 2
Active 4G on both SIM cards Yes
SIM 1
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
SIM 2
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
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SENSORS

Fingerprint sensor Yes
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
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