Honor Magic 2 Goes Official with Kirin 980 and Six Cameras


Huawei Honor 2 Magic is here and it packs a whole lot of new features and is definitely worth calling an upgrade to its predecessor – Honor Magic. Some of the impressive features of the new device include an impressive screen to body ratio which is made possible thanks to the slider that houses the cameras, speaker grill and sensors. The device also has six cameras and a 3400mAh battery capacity with an impressive 40W charging. Let’s find out more.

Huawei Honor 2 Magic Key Specs

・6.4-inch Full HD+ AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 1080 X 2340 pixels
・Android 9.0 Pie with 6GB/8GBGB Of RAM
・Octa-core 2.6GHz, HiSilicon Kirin 980
・128GB/256GB built-in storage
・16MP + 16MP + 24MP rear camera and 6MP + 2MP + 2MP front camera
・3400mAh non-removable Battery

Design And Display

The Huawei Honor Magic 2 has a beautiful 6.4-inch AMOLED display, a screen resolution of 1080 x 2340 Pixels with a pixel per inch density of 403. The aspect ratio on this device stands tall at 19:9 with no notch insight thereby attaining a staggering 84.8% screen to body ratio. The three front-facing cameras, speaker grill and sensors are all housed by the slider which comes up when needed and goes back down when not in use.

Moving to the back of the device, the three vertically lined up cameras are carefully placed at the top left side of the device’s back with the LED flash on top. The fingerprint sensor is also nowhere to be found at the back of the device because the device makes use of the in-display fingerprint sensor. Overall, the device weighs 206g, measures at 8.3mm thickness and comes in colour Red, Blue and Black.

Hardware and Software

In the hardware department, we have a Huawei owned HiSilicon Kirin 980 doing a job which clocks speeds of up to 2.6GHz. This is paired with either a 6GB or 8GB of RAM for optimal multitasking. The 6GB version has only one storage options – 128GB – while the 8GB RAM version has two storage options – 128GB/256GB. For Gaming and other graphics tasks, there is a Mali-G76 MP10 on board. The device ships with Android 9.0 Pie out of the box with Honor’s Emotion UI 9.0 on top.

Camera, Battery & Connectivity

The Cameras on the Huawei Honor Magic 2 is also one of its selling points as it packs six of those which are evenly distributed. At the back, we have a 16MP + 16MP + 24MP camera with f/1.8, f/2.2 and f/1.8 Aperture respectively. Turning over to the front we also have a three-camera setup of 6MP + 2MP + 2MP which also has an f/2.0, f/2.4, f/2.4 aperture respectively. Both the front-facing camera and rear cameras can record 1080p videos at 30fps while the rear cameras can go a notch higher with the capability to record 4K Videos @30fps.

A 3400mah is present to keep the device juiced up which has support for 40W fast charging. While charging at this speed, you will be able to get to 80% from 0% in less than 30mins. Other notable features of this device include the 4G LTE capability, Bluetooth 5.0, Dual Band GPS, USB Type-C (3.1), USB On The Go and A new virtual assistant called Yoyo.

Huawei Honor 2 Magic Price And Availability

The price for the Honor Magic starts at $545 for the base version and can go as high as $700 for the most powerful one. You can pre-order this device right away with shipping and sales set to commence on November 6.

Huawei Honor 2 Magic Full Specifications


– Dimension: 157.3 x 75.1 x 8.3 mm
– Material: –
– Weight: 206 grams
– SIM Dual SIM: Single Sim (Nano Sim) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano Sim, dual stand-by)


– Type: AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
– Size: 6.39inch
– Screen Resolution:  19:9 HD+, 1080 x 2340 pixels (403ppi)
– Multi-touch: Yes

Software and performance

– Operating System: Android 9.0 Pie
– Chipset: HiSilicon Kirin 980
– Internal Storage: 128GB/256GB
– Card Slot: Yes, microSD, up to 256GB (Uses SIM 2 Slot)


– Primary: 16MP + 16MP + 24MP – f/1.8 + f/2.2 + f/1.8 (autofocus) with LED flash
– Secondary: 16MP + 2MP + 2MP – f/2.0 + f/2.4 + f/2.4

Network and Connectivity

– WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
– Network 2G: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
– 3G: 2100 MHz
– 4G: LTE
– Bluetooth: v5.0
– USB: Yes, Type-C
– Loudspeaker Yes
– Audio Jack: –
– Sensor: Gravity, Proximity and Light Sensor


– Capacity: 3400 mAh, non-removable with 40W fast charging
– Type: Li-Polymer
– OTG Support: Yes


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