As we have said earlier, the design of the smartphone is changing again. Industry in moving from Notch display to sliding camera on the design perspective. The new name entering in the segment is Honor, with Honor Magic 2 smartphone.
We have recently seen the Mi Mix 3 teased with the sliding camera and recently Lenovo also teased the smartphone with a sliding camera. Earlier the trend was set by the Oppo Find X and Vivo NEX, which seems to be the trained of smartphone design in 2019.
At IFA 2018 in Berlin, the Huawei sub-brand teased a smartphone called Honor Magic 2 that is claimed to come with a bezel-free display by leveraging a sliding camera functionality. The handset is a successor to the Honor Magic that was launched back in 2016 with display curves and AI-based features. The Magic 2, meanwhile, comes with a ‘Magic Slide’ feature that enables the phone to have a nearly 100 percent screen-to-body ratio.
The most interesting feature in the Honor Magic 2 is its FullView display. There are no display notches or any significant chin at the bottom. It resembles the Oppo Find X that was launched earlier this year.
Interestingly, as per the images, unlike the Find X, the Honor Magic 2’s camera slider appears to open manually. However, it may also be due to it being just an engineering sample and not a final product.
Honor Magic 2 will be powered by a Kirin 980 processor. At the same event, Huawei had launched the HiSilicon Kirin 980 as the ‘world’s first commercial 7nm SoC’. Compared to the previous generation 10nm process, the 7nm process is said to deliver 20 percent improved SoC performance and 40 percent more efficiency.
Also, the Honor Magic 2 will come with a 40W ‘Magic Charge’ fast-charging technology. It is claimed to be very fast and safe. Honor, in a press release, said, “to further ensure safety, 15 layers of protection are also embedded in the smartphone.
The phone can automatically identify the battery, cable, and charger and only when all of the three parts are identified as safe, the Super Charger will start.”