Less than a month following the update that brought Magic UI 2.0, the Honor Magic 2 is getting another update. The update doesn’t bring much save for a nifty new feature to HiVision (Honor’s take on Google lens) and a fingerprint scanner optimization.
The new update is 591MB in size and brings your phone’s version number to version 126.96.36.199 (C00E131R1P19). The changelog says owners can now use HiVision to calculate food weight and calories. All you have to do is point your camera at a food and the phone will attempt to tell you the number of calories it has.
According to XDA Developers, the feature isn’t perfect as it incorrectly identifies some food. For example, it wrongly identifies an onion as a steamed dumpling. However, future updates may improve the feature.
The update also optimizes the fingerprint reader and should result in faster unlocking. The phone has an optical in-display fingerprint scanner.
The Magic 2 is the first Huawei/Honor phone with a slider design. It has a 6.39-inch screen with a 1080 x 2340 resolution. There is a Kirin 980 processor paired with 6GB/8GB of RAM and 128GB/256GB of storage under the hood. A triple camera setup (16MP + 16MP + 24MP) sits on the rear while the “front” is also home to another triple camera setup (16MP + 2MP + 2MP). It also has a 3,500mAh battery with support for 40W fast charging and runs Android 9 Pie out of the box.