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

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.

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.

Honor Magic 2

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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