Huawei Honor Magic 2 Announced, Features 3 Back Cameras and Front Slider Design


Huawei generally maintains a three to six weeks time gap between launching same smartphone models in its home country and India. The Honor Magic 2 may launch around next week in India

Huawei, a China based smartphone manufacturer has announced the launch of Honor Magic 2 smartphone. The Huawei Honor Magic 2 boosts a sliding design for revealing front camera setup and a triple camera setup on the back.

However, Oppo and Mi have already launched smartphones with front slide features in the past.

Launched in China, the company has priced the Honor Magic 2 smartphone in the 3799 to 4799 yuan segment (Rs 40,300 to 51,000). The 6GB RAM + 128GB model is priced at 3799 yuan (approx. Rs 40,300), while the 8GB RAM + 128GB Huawei Honor Magic 2 model has been priced at 4299 yuan (approx. Rs 45,000). Huawei Honor Magic 2 with 8GB RAM + 256GB storage will cost 4799 Yuan (approx. Rs 51,000) in China.

Huawei Honor Magic 2 India launch and price

Going by the past trends, Huawei generally maintains a time gap of between three to six weeks in launching same smartphone models in its home country and India. Huawei earlier, had launched the Honor 8 and Honor 8X in first week of September in China whereas these were launched in India in the third week of October.

Going by the trend, and news of other smartphone makers announcing the launch of their flagship models, it is believed that Huawei will launch the Honor Magic 2 soon in the country. Also, the smartphone maker may be eyeing a launch around Diwali to cash in the festive season factor.

OnePlus has just launched its flagship product OnePlus 6T, and Mi is also gearing to launch Mix 3 in the country. Huawei may not want to lose the war just by delaying the Honor Magic 2 launch any further than Diwali.

There should not be a big difference around the Honor magic 2 prices in China and India. The Honor Magic 2 may be priced somewhere in the same price segment as in Huawei’s home country.

Huawei Honor Magic 2 features

A new sliding design for revealing the front camera along with a triple camera setup on the back make for most highlighted additions in the Honor Magic series smartphones.

The front camera slider is equipped with a camera and 3D sensors for facial recognition. The phone will also come loaded with Yoyo AI-based virtual assistant.

It sports a 6.39-inch full-HD+ AMOLED display that offers a screen resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels and 403 ppi pixel density. Huawei Honor Magic 2 comes integrated with a 2.6GHz HiSilicon Kirin 980 processor.

Consumers will have the options of choosing between 6GB/8GB RAM and 128GB/256GB storage options.

Huawei Honor’s rear triple camera setup consists of a primary 16-megapixel lens with an f/1.8 aperture. It comes coupled with 16-megapixel super-wide angle sensor and a a 24-megapixel monochrome sensor. The front camera is a 16-megapixel lens coupled with 2-megapixel + 2-megapixel sensors for 3D face unlocking.

Huawei has integrated the Honor Magic 2 with an in-screen fingerprint sensor. It runs on Android 9.0 Pie and comes equipped with a a 3,500mAh battery that Honor claims can be completely charged in 55 minutes.