October 2018 is really a smartphone fest with many flagship offerings from biggies like Google, Huawei, OnePlus launching shortly in the coming days. Honor has also reserved the end of October as the launch date of the Honor Magic 2. The company finally confirmed today that the handset will launch in Beijing on the 31st of this month. The launch was earlier thought to be on October 26th.
The Honor Magic 2 was very briefly shown off at the IFA 2018 event in Berlin and that was enough to make our jaws drop to the floor. The handset looks every bit a successor of the first Magic which was a smartphone clearly ahead of its times. AT IFA 2018, we got to know that the Honor Magic 2 would adopt OPPO’s style of a slider camera design to accommodate a baffling screen-to-body ratio.
But that’s not all, Honor executive, Zhao Ming-George has confirmed today that the upcoming handset will have 40W fast charging while some rumours suggest a graphene battery will allow the handset to retain 100 percent more charge than lithium-ion. Well, this year we’ve seen OPPO introduce such eye-popping fast charge but even that doesn’t come close to Graphene. If Honor manages to use Graphene, it would surely be a revolutionary step for smartphone batteries. The Honor Magic 2 will feature the Kirin 980 SoC that will also be at the heart of the Mate 20 series that is also launching on October 16th.