Honor Magic 2: First Smartphone To Sport Kirin 980 With A Sliding Camera
Hauwei honor magic 2

We all know the latest display trend in the smartphone world is the notch, and while this is interesting, some of us still want to lay our hands on a bezel-less device with a 100% screen-to-body ratio. Chinese tech giant Huawei may have archived that as it teases its new sub-brand Honor smartphone with almost 100% screen-to-body ration at IFA 2018 with a surprise announcement, the Magic 2.

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Huawei Honor Magic 2

Apparently, Honor Magic 2 isn’t the first of it’s kind; we’ve seen devices like Oppo Find X and Vivo Nex with features a full-screen design.

However, when any smartphone manufacturer decides to go for a bezel-free screen, one particular question arises – where to place the selfie camera?. For the Oppo Find X and Vivo Nex, the company implemented some kind of motorized slide-out camera mechanism to place their selfie cameras. But with the Magic 2, Honor took inspiration from old sliding devices to hide the notch.

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This gives the device an almost edge-to-edge display screen that is about 6.1 inch.

Honor Magic 2 features a similar sliding camera as the recently launched Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 with an edge-to-edge screen.

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Magic 2 is expected to ship with the unreleased Kirin 980 chip. According to reports, this chip is as fast as the upcoming Snapdragon processor and Apple A12 processors.

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Also, the device might come with support for Huawei’s 40W quick-charge tech that facilitates faster charging and has 15 different safety features. The rest of the specs is still unknown.

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Honor Magic 2 Price and release date

Presently, the Chinese company did not give any price or launch details of Magic 2 right away, as it was just a preview. But Honor President George Zhao confirmed in an interview with Forbes that the device is at least “two months away from officially being launched.”

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