The last 3 days of October are going to be a tech marathon. First, there is the OnePlus 6T launch event on October 29, followed by the Apple iPad event on October 30. However, on the last day of the month, Honor is gearing up to launch its all-new Honor Magic 2 device. And from the looks of it, it certainly looks to be a head-turner.
Thanks to AndroidPure, we have a detailed look at the Honor Magic 2. Going by the leaked press renders, the Honor Magic 2 seems to put 3 camera sensor on both the rear and the front. That being said, the front sensors are placed on the slider module, thus allowing the Honor Magic 2 to feature a bezel-less display.
Slider and Sick Six Camera Setup
The slider mechanism separates the front and rear portion of the phone which features a curved design at sides. As seen in the renders, there is a total of three sensors in the front. While no details have been shared at the moment, one can presume that the 2 lenses are used for the 3D Face Unlock ToF (time-of-flight cameras).
On the rear side, there is the vertical triple camera setup, similar to the Huawei P20 Pro. The lack of a fingerprint sensor here confirms to a previous leak of the Magic 2 carrying an in-display fingerprint reader. Additionally, the device can be seen in three color variants - Blue, Pink, and Silver.
Kirin 980 and more
The Honor Magic 2 was first teased by the company at the launch of the Kirin 980 SoC at IFA 2018. While the Mate 20 from Huawei is the first device to feature the latest chipset, the Honor Magic 2 is all set to become the next one. The rumor mill also suggests that it could come with 6/8GB RAM and 128/256GB storage variants.
However, it is safe to say that apart from the powerful hardware specs, the Honor Magic 2's design is what's attracting the most attention. With the Mi Mix 3 already out, the Honor Magic 2 could give it some hefty competition. That being said, a triple camera setup on both ends could give the Honor Magic 2 an edge.
Pricing and Availability
The Honor Magic 2 is set to be announced on October 31. The expected price for the Magic 2 is RMB 3,999 (~Rs. 40,000). Stay tuned to Mr. Phone for more updates.