Honor Magic 2 leaks in all its glory, stunning all-screen design shown off in live pics
Huawei sub-brand Honor is preparing to launch an intriguing smartphone in the next few days. The model in question is called the Magic 2, and thanks to the latest leak, we won't have to wait until its October 31 announcement to see why the company considers it enchanting.
A trio of live images has recently surfaced on SlashLeaks. The high-quality shots appear to be a part of some hands-on session and they give us a clear look of the Magic 2.
The first two pictures showcase the Magic 2 from the front. It will employ an interesting sliding mechanism in the quest to achieve a true all-screen look, much like the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 and Oppo Find X. There have been teasers depicting the design of the device, but here we can clearly see just how slim the front bezels are thanks to the lit up display. The screen almost seems to run off the edge on three sides, while the "chin" at the bottom looks quite thin. Honor's mysterious YoYo assistant also makes an appearance here.
The third and final picture shows off the phone's back side. There's a striking resemblance to Huawei P20 Pro model here due to the vertical camera setup in the corner that makes use of three rear cameras. This time around, though, Honor has reduced the gaps between individual sensors and extended the main module slightly in order to fit in a dual-tone LED flash, rather than placing it below the whole setup. This is also the first time we're seeing the Magic 2 in red, meaning that we'll see at least three color variations for the device (the other leaked colors are blue and black).
Specs wise, the Magic 2 will be powered by the Kirin 980, Huawei's most powerful SoC to date. It’s unclear at this point which camera sensors will be included on the rear, although those present on the Huawei Mate 20 are likely candidates. This means that a main 20-megapixel camera could join a second 20-megapixel wide-angle one, and a third 8-megapixel sensor complete with a telephoto lens capable of 2x optical zoom.
Initial availability will likely be limited to China, but it's expected that the smartphone will launch in international markets such as Europe at a later stage.