2018 started with Android phones having notches and cutouts for the front camera and the sensors but looks like it is going to end with phones with almost 100% bezel-less displays and no cutouts whatsoever. We have seen this already with phones like the Oppo Find X, Vivo NEX, Xiaomi Mi Mix 3, the ZTE Nubia X etc. Today, the Honor Magic 2 was officially launched in China. As expected, it is an gorgeous device with a bezel-less design and a slider for the front-facing cameras and the sensors.
Design wise, the Honor Magic 2 looks similar to the Huawei Mate 20 Pro from the rear. There is a similar triple camera setup on the rear that is placed vertically. The fingerprint scanner is not on the rear since it is placed under the display. The Magic 2 has a similar slider mechanism for the front camera and the sensors as there is on the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3. It is a magnetic slider, so there are no motors whatsoever. The company says that the phone has a 5 rail sliding mechanism.
The Honor Magic 2 has a 6.39-inch AMOLED panel with a Full-HD+ resolution (2340 x 1080) & 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The phone does have a small bottom chin, and the screen-to-body ratio is 91.5%. The company didn’t mention any Gorilla Glass protection on the official site, but since it is a premium phone from the company, we are sure that it has one.
The Honor Magic 2 has a 7nm Kirin 980 processor which is an octa-core processor with 2x Cortex A76 at 2.6GHz + 2x Cortex A76 at 1.92GHz & 4x Cortex A55 at 1.8GHz. There is a Mali-G76 GPU, and the Kirin 980 also features Dual NPUs for better AI related tasks. There is 6/8GB LPDDR4X RAM and 128/256GB UFS 2.1 internal storage. There is also a 512GB ROM model that is coming next month.
The Honor Magic 2 has triple rear cameras. There is a 16MP f/1.8 primary sensor, a 24MP f/1.8 monochrome sensor and a 16MP f/2.2 wide-angle sensor. There are triple cameras on the front as well. So, the phone has a primary 16MP f/2.0 front camera, along with dual 2MP f/2.4 cameras. The camera features include 480fps slow motion, AI Photography, Portrait Lighting, Pro Mode, Portrait Mode, AR Stickers etc. The rear camera(s) can shoot 4K videos.