Huawei’s sub-brand Honor has launched its second smartphone in the Magic series, the Honor Magic 2, in China. The smartphone houses three cameras cameras on the front and three cameras on the back, making a total of six cameras on a smartphone. The smartphone has a sliding mechanism and the front cameras are revealed by sliding the display down. The same mechanism has been seen in the Mi Mix 3 smartphone. The smartphone also gets the company’s own Artificial Intelligence-powered digital assistant Yoyo.
The smartphone is launched in three variants. The 6GB RAM + 128GB variant is priced at 3799 yuan (approx Rs 40,300), the 6GB RAM + 128GB variant will be available for 4299 yuan (approx Rs 45,600) and the 8GB RAM + 128GB variant will cost 4799 yuan (approx Rs 51,000). It will be available in three colours Gradient Red, Gradient Blue and Gradient Black.
Honor Magic 2 sports a 6.39-inch AMOLED display with a screen-to-body ratio of 91.5 percent and a 2140×1080 pixel resolution. The smartphone runs on Kirin 980 chipset which its parent company Huawei launched at 2018 IFA and with that, the Honor Magic 2 becomes the second phone with the flagship SoC. As mentioned above, the smartphone is offered in three configurations, which are, 6GB RAM + 128GB, 6GB RAM + 128GB and 8GB RAM + 128GB variants. The security options include an in-display fingerprint scanner and an infrared 3D face unlock.
The handset comes with a total of six cameras with three cameras each on the front and the back. On the back panel, the cameras are vertically aligned in the Huawei P20 Pro fashion with a 16MP RGB lens with f/1.8 aperture, a 24MP Monochrome lens with f/1.8 aperture, and a 16MP super wide-angle lens with f/2.2 aperture. The front horizontal front camera module has a 16MP selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture, and two 2MP depth-sensing lenses with f/2.4 aperture each. The smartphone runs on Magic UI 2.0 which is built on top of Android Pie 9.0 and is backed by a 3400mAh battery. Honor Magic 2 supports 40W fast charging, called ‘Magic Charge’ and the company claims that it can charge the device from zero to 85 percent in 30 minutes.
Apart from the smartphone, the company also launched Honor Waterplay 8 tablet, Honor Watch Magic and a two Honor FlyPods models.
Honor Waterplay 8
The Honor Waterplay 8 tablet sports. It sports an 8-inch full-HD display with 1200×1920 pixels resolution and 74.13 percent screen-to-body ratio. Under the hood, the tablet is powered by the Kirin 659 processor, paired with Mali T830-MP2 GPU and 4GB RAM with up to 128GB local storage. In the camera department, the Honor Waterplay 8 features a dual-rear camera setup with 13MP and 5MP sensors and on the front, it has an 8MP camera with f/2.0 aperture. The tablet runs on Android 8.0 Oreo-based EMUI 8.0 and packs a 5,100mAh battery with 9V/2A fast charging support. When it comes to the price, the 4GB+64GB Wi-Fi is priced at Rs 1,499 yuan (approx Rs 16,000), 4GB+64GB LTE variant will be available for 1,799 yuan (approx Rs 19,000), and the 4GB+128GB Wi-Fi variant will cost 1,899 yuan (approx Rs. 20,000),.
Honor Watch Magic
The Honor Watch Magic ships with a 1.2-inch AMOLED display with 390×390 pixels resolution. The smartwatch has a heart rate sensor, packs a 178mAh battery and supports devices with Android (version 4.4 or above) and iOS (version 9 or later). The Honor Watch Magic comes in two colours: Lava Black and Midnight Silver. The Lava Black model will cost customers 899 yuan (approx Rs 9,500) and the Midnight Silver variant is priced at 999 yuan (approx Rs 10,500).
Honor has also launched new a pair of FlyPods and the FlyPods Pro — company’s wireless earbuds that look similar to Apple’s AirPods. Both come with touch controls and have a 420mAh battery and can either be charged via a USB-C port or wirelessly, but only the FlyPods Pro comes with Honor’s BoneID technology which the company claims can allow users to use voice recognition and ‘bone sound pattern’ recognition as biometric authentication to unlock the smartphone. The FlyPods are currently available for preorder in China. The FlyPods cost 799 yuan (approx Rs 8,400) and the FlyPods Pro are priced at 999 yuan (approx Rs 10,500) and will go on sale from November 6 three colours: Charm Red, Lily of the Valley and Robin Blue.
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