There are only three smartphones around the world, coming with a sliding structure. As you know, this is an alternative approach brought by a few manufacturers that is going to go viral in the next year. Apart from the Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 and the Lenovo Z5 Pro, there is the Honor Magic 2, which is considered to be one of the world’s most powerful smartphones with the mentioned design and a genuine full screen. It is currently available for purchase, starting at $689.99. If you think it’s overpriced, just know the first bunch was completely sold out in 5 minutes.
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The selling point of all three is the sliding structure and the high screen ratio brought as a result. The Honor Magic 2 sports a 6.39-inch AMOLED display, which has a 2340 x 1080 resolution and a screen ratio of 91.5%.
As almost all the sensors are removed from the front panel, they should appear somewhere. For this, the company invented so-called Magic Slide technology and put all the sensors on the sliding part. The phone uses a unique mechanical structure called the ‘butterfly five-track sliding screen structure’. The four-slide rails are divided into two groups. Each nested with a micro-assisted slide rail. The Magic Slide provides a comfortable feel, reliable strength, and durability. Among the moved sensors, we should mention a 2MP infrared image sensor, a dot matrix projector, a 16MP front-mounted main camera, and another 2MP infrared lens. These sensors form the 3D biosensing system of the Honor Magic 2, which can be used to unlock the phone, make mobile payments, and more. But there is another advanced unlocking method, namely the screen fingerprint recognition.
As we said, the Honor Magic 2 is equipped with 16MP + 2MP infrared + 2MP infrared three front lenses, and 24MP black and white lens (F1.8) + 16MP color lens (F1.8) + 16MP wide angle (F2.2) rear three sensors. In addition to the expected handheld night scene, AI scene recognition, portrait light effects, fun AR and other camera modes, the phone deliberately added a 16MP super wide-angle lens in the back. The 117-degree super wide-angle framing effect not only allows more objects to be contained in the photo but also brings a unique wide-angle visual effect, which is the biggest highlight of this camera.
Under the hood, the Honor Magic 2 carries the world’s first 7nm chip of the Kirin 980, which is paired with 6Gb or 8GB RAM, and three storage options of 128GB,256GB, and 512GB. The 3500mAh battery inside supports 40W fast-charge technology. Our protagonist runs on the new Magic UI 2.0 smart system based on Android 9.0. The soul of the system is the YOYO AI assistant, which is considered to be the best embodiment of the powerful AI capability of the whole phone. YOYO’s IQ is 4556. It is the smartest smartphone AI.
In addition to the most eye-catching features mentioned above, the Honor Magic 2 incorporates breakthrough technology in all aspects. For example, it supports a dual-card VoLTE data call concurrency technology, 1.7Gps Wi-Fi download speed, and AI dual-band smart navigation. It is worth mentioning that the main black technology of this model is developed independently.