When the Honor Magic 2 was announced, it was revealed it would be running EMUI 9.0 out of the box. However, Honor said there will be an update which will bring a new user interface called Magic UI 2.0 to the phone. That update has started rolling out.
The update which is pretty small, just 214MB in size, not only brings a new UI but also comes with November’s security patch. The changelog says Magic UI puts the focus on AI. If you remember, the Honor Magic 2 has an AI assistant called YoYo with features like in-call live voice translation and a feature similar to Google Duplex.
Magic UI 2.0 also brings a new color scheme, icons, and fonts which means your phone will look really different after applying the update. Apart from that and the features YoYo brings, the guys at XDA-Developers say Magic UI 2.0 isn’t really different from EMUI 9.
If you are the proud owner of the Honor Magic 2, you can go on and check for the update. If it isn’t available, you will have to wait since updates are usually released in batches.
The Honor Magic 2 has a slider design which lets it adopt a bezel-less screen. The front cameras and sensors are placed on the second half of the phone and are visible when you slide the phone down.
The screen is a 6.39-inch AMOLED display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. Powering the phone is a Kirin 980 processor with 6GB/8GB of RAM and 128GB/256GB of expandable storage. There are three cameras on the rear of the phone – 16MP + 16MP + 24MP and another three cameras in front – 16MP + 2MP + 2MP.
The Honor Magic 2 also has a fingerprint scanner under the display, support for 3D face unlock, Bluetooth 5.0 and a USB Type-C port. It packs a 3,500mAh battery and supports 40W fast-charging.
The Honor Magic 2 is available on Giztop and starts at $649.