Honor Magic 2 officially launched in China
The Huawei sub-brand Honor has launched its latest flagship, the Magic 2, in a Beijing event. This smartphone is already known as the second in the world to get a slide-down display. This gives its 6.39-inch OLED display a screen-to-body ratio of about 100%. The Honor Magic 2 is powered by the top-flight Kirin 980 SoC, 8 GB of RAM and up to 256 GB storage. It has 3 rear cameras, and the same number of sensors in the front, hidden behind the sliding screen.
The Honor Magic 2 also has a OnePlus 6T-esque in-screen fingerprint sensor, gradient color schemes. However, unlike this phone, it has a proprietary AI assistant ('YOYO') and a 3,400mAh battery. Honor also claims that the Magic 2 is the world's first phone to have VoLTE for both of its dual-SIM slots, as well as dual-band GPS and a maximum of 1.7Gb/s download speeds over WiFi.
The Honor Magic 2 will be sold for about US$549 (or RMB 3,799). It will be released for sale on November 5 on popular Chinese retail platforms such as JB and Vmall. So far, it is not clear if this compelling option will be available more globally.