Honor takes on the OPPO Find X with the Magic 2

by Habeeb Onawole 0

The Honor Magic was released by Huawei’s sub-brand back in 2016. News of a successor has been making rounds for more than a year but nothing concrete has surfaced until today. The Honor Magic 2 is indeed coming and Honor confirmed it at its IFA event today. What’s more exciting is, we even got to see a prototype and learn some of its specs.

Honor Magic 2

The Honor Magic 2 will come with a FullView display. This display sports no notches and reduced bezels. It’s just screen and nothing more which gives it a design similar to that of the OPPO Find X and the Vivo NEX. So where is the front camera? It slides out just like the Find X’.

Yes, the Magic 2 will also have a slide-out camera(s) (we are not sure if the rear cameras also slide out as there is no image of the back of the device). However, the Magic 2 doesn’t have a motorized slider like the Find X. The prototype Honor’s CEO was holding during the event was manually operated.

While the specs are still kept a secret, Honor did confirm the Magic 2 will come with the yet-to-be-announced Kirin 980 chipset. This is good news as the Honor Magic launched with a Kirin 950 even though the Kirin 960 was already available.

Apart from sporting Huawei’s latest chipset, the Magic 2 will also support 40W fast charge which Honor has dubbed Magic Charge. Magic Charge is said to be safe as it has 15-layers of safety protection.

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There is no info as to the specific release date of the Honor Magic 2 yet but we presume Honor will announce it in December like its predecessor. It should most likely first launch in China before heading out to other countries.