The front setup is also unorthodox – the 16 MP selfie shooter is accompanied by two 2 MP depth sensors. There is also an IR face scanner for 3D Face Unlock through a depth-sensing bionic lens. If you don’t want to swipe the phone and reveal this whole setup, there is an under-display fingerprint scanner for all the security you might need.
Huawei was always about fast-charging, and the Magic 2 comes with 40W capabilities (10V/4A). It is called Magic Charge, and Honor claims it can charge 50% of the 3,400 mAh power cell in 15 minutes and reach 85% in the next quarter hour. It uses the USB-C port that doubles as an audio port since there is no 3.5 mm jack.
Connectivity includes Bluetooth 5 and dual-band GPS. One entirely new feature is Yoyo – a virtual assistant that provides “all-in-one smart-living enabler possessed with mind-reading and machine learning capabilities.”
Honor Magic 2 arrives for online and offline preorders at all major Chinese retailers. It is available in gradient Blue, Red, or Black, and has three variants – 6/128 GB for CNY3,799, 8/128 GB for CNY4,299, and 8/256 GB for CNY4,799.
These prices translate to around $545/€480 for the cheapest option and go up to nearly $700/€610 for the most powerful variant. Pre-order has already started, with actual shipping and sales scheduled for November 6.