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Huawei Honor Magic 2 press photos surface online

The pop-up selfie cam is inspired by OPPO's design, and the absence of the notch will allow for a ~100% screen-to-body ratio. (Source: The Verge)
The pop-up selfie cam is inspired by OPPO's design, and the absence of the notch will allow for a ~100% screen-to-body ratio. (Source: The Verge)
The first official press photos and a video ad of the Honor Magic 2 were recently posted on The Verge site. As shown in the promotional material, the Huawei Honor Magic 2 will sport a pop-up selfie cam, no notch, and rumors have it that the model will come with an OLED display, a Kirin 980 SoC, 8 GB RAM and 256 GB storage.

Huawei already announced that the Honor Magic 2 is to be officially unveiled on October 31, and rumor has it this model will get the same hardware specs as the Mate 20 lineup. Now, thanks to the guys over at The Verge, we get to take a closer look at some official material depicting the color options, a closeup of the pop-up front cam and the display, plus a short promotional video.

Right off the bat, the closeup image of the 16 MP pop-up selfie camera suggests that the display will get a ~100% screen-to-body ratio, as there is no notch and the fingerprint sensor will be an in-display solution. Additionally, rumors cited by WCCFTech indicate that the Honor Magic 2 will feature a 6.39-inch OLED display with 2,340 x 1,080 resolution. Moving to the back of the phone, the triple-cam setup (2 x 16 MP + 24 MP) is quite similar to the one found on the P20 Pro, and it looks like the color options will include blue/pink/silver variations of the Twilight color scheme from the P20 lineup, as well.

Underneath the sleek hood, the hardware specs include a Kirin 980 SoC with dedicated NPU for enhanced AI tasks, 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage. The pop-up module with the selfie cam also includes two TOF sensors that are used for the 3D face unlock feature. Hardcore audiophiles will be happy to find the 3.5 mm audio jack among the included ports. However, one thing that does not really make sense is the inclusion of a 3,400 mAh battery instead of the usual 4,000 mAh one.

Finally, the promotional video is showing off the handheld having a slim profile, but the most interesting feature is unveiled towards the end: the Honor Magic 2 model will be shipping with a new AI-driven virtual assistant named Yoyo.

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The pink gradient color scheme (Source: The Verge)
The pink gradient color scheme (Source: The Verge)
The blue gradient color scheme (Source: The Verge)
The blue gradient color scheme (Source: The Verge)
A closer look at the triple-cam setup on the back (Source: The Verge)
A closer look at the triple-cam setup on the back (Source: The Verge)

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Bogdan Solca, 2018-10-26 (Update: 2018-10-27)
Bogdan Solca
Bogdan Solca - News Editor
I stepped into the wonderous IT&C world when I was around 7. I was instantly fascinated by computerized graphics, be them from games or 3D applications like 3D Max. I like to keep myself up to date with all the new technologies that get released at an ever increasing rate these days. I'm also an avid SciFi reader, an astrophysics aficionado and, as of late, a crypto geek.