After Vivo Nex debuting the world’s first Mechanical pop-up camera several other phones like – Oppo Find X and the recently launched Xiaomi’s Mi MIX 3 have showcased the similar popping up camera setups.
Well, Huawei after introducing the world’s first triple camera setup on a smartphone (Huawei P20 Pro), it now has forayed into the mechanical pop-up cameras territory by launching its new Honor Magic 2. The Magic 2 showcases a slider mechanism where not dual but triple-front facing cameras pop-out along with the bunch of sensors.
This setup thus results in a new 6.39-inch AMOLED display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The striking bezel-less display results in 84.8% screen-to-body ratio that has a resolution of 1080×2340 pixels with a pixel density of 403ppi.
Under the hood, the Honor Magic 2 come equipped with HiSilicon Kirin 980 SoC, this is the same 7nm chipset, which we have seen in the recently released Huawei Mate 20 Pro. The Octa-core (2×2.6 GHz Cortex-A76 & 2×1.92 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55) is paired up with Mali-G76 MP10 GPU.
Regarding the storage, the Magic 2 comes with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage; there’s also an 8GB/256GB larger variant as well. External storage expansion of up to 256GB is also available. The Honor Magic 2 ships with the latest Android 9.0 Pie out-of-the-box on top of Magic UI 2.0.
The cameras are where the new Honor Magic 2 gets interesting. It features a triple cameras set up, which looks and feels almost identical to the Huawei P20 Pro. The triple cameras – two 16MP cameras with PDAF and a 24MP sensor, come with dual LED dual-tone flash. These cameras support video recording up to 2160p@30fps.
On the front, as stated earlier, the phone provides triple mechanical pop-up cameras similar to the sliding mechanism, which was earlier featured in the Mi MIX 3. As for the sensors – there’s a 16MP sensor along with dual 2MP camera sensor. These cameras can also record video of up to 1080p@30fps.
As for authentication is concerned, the Honor Magic 2 comes with Face ID and a fingerprint sensor under the display. On the connectivity front, the Honor Magic 2 features Bluetooth 5.0, USB 3.1 Type-C, Wi-Fi and lastly, this six-camera Honor Magic 2 is kept alive by a 3400mAh battery, which comes with 40W fast charging support.
The Honor Magic 2 is priced at CNY 3799 (approx. Rs 40,300) for the base variant (6GB/128GB), CNY 4299 (approx. Rs 45,600) for (8GB/128GB) and CNY 4799 (approx. Rs 50,900) and is available in three gradient colors that include Silver, Blue and Pink.