Days after Xiaomi introduced its Mi Mix 3 with a sliding form factor, another phone has been revealed that adopts the slider design in order to avoid the notch.
The Honor Magic 2 is now official, and it offers a sliding form factor that houses three front-facing cameras. There's a 16MP main camera and a two additional 2MP cameras, and combining those three cameras, you can get 3D facial recognition, portrait lighting, beautification, and bokeh.
Around on the back of the Honor Magic 2 is another triple rear camera setup, giving the phone a total of six cameras. There's a 16MP RGB camera here along with a 24MP monochromatic sensor and a 16MP ultra wide angle camera.
Inside the Magic 2's sliding shell is a Kirin 980 processor, just like in the flagship Huawei Mate 20, up to 8GB of RAM, and up to 256GB of storage. The screen is a 6.39-inch 2340x1080 AMOLED panel that has an in-display fingerprint sensor for added security, and there's a 3500mAh battery powering the whole package. Honor has also included dual SIM slots, NFC, and Android 9.0 Pie.
The Honor Magic 2 will come in three colors — red, blue, and black — each with a gradient design that we've seen on a few different devices lately. The phone is now available for pre-order in China, and pricing starts at 3799 yuan ($545 USD) for the 6GB/128GB model and goes up to 4799 yuan ($688 USD) for the 8GB/256GB version.
Honor's new Magic 2 looks like an interesting device. The sliding form factor lets you get the edge-to-edge screen look that so many device makers are after lately, and its spec list isn't too shabby either. Unfortunately, Honor tells us that the Magic 2 isn't currently slated to make its way to the U.S. Now that we're seeing more devices with the sliding form factor, though, hopefully one of them will make its way stateside.
What do you think of the Honor Magic 2? Are you a fan of its sliding design?