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Honor Magic 2 Launches Oct. 26: Here’s Why You’ll Want One

The Honor Magic is a very good phone but, unfortunately, it never left the Chinese market. The Honor Magic 2 —which is made by Huawei — looks even better, with the latest allegedly leaked image showing an in-display fingerprint sensor and a sliding selfie camera.

Credit: ntkleak/Slashleaks

(Image credit: ntkleak/Slashleaks)

The best thing: according to BGR India, this time it may be distributed around the world.

We first saw the Honor Magic 2 teased at IFA 2018. And now, a newly leaked image points to a possible October 26 launch date.

The phone, BGR claims, may have a price tag of $583 (4000 yuan), which will be truly impressive if all of the rumored specs are confirmed. This would put the Magic 2 in line with similar full-screen sliding flagships from Xiaomi, Vivo and Oppo.

The phone’s specs read like a fandroid’s wishlist: a 6.38-inch OLED display with a 2,880 x 1,440-pixel resolution and almost no bezels and nearly-100% display front surface. 

The display will mechanically slide to reveal the front camera, like on the Oppo Find X, the Vivo Nex S, and Xiaomi’s next full-screen phone. On the back, you’ll find three camera sensors much like those of the the excellent setup of the Huawei P20 Pro: a 24-megapixel RGB sensor, a 16MP monochrome to pick up detail at night, and a 8-megapixel telephoto lens.

If the new Honor Magic 2 performs like its predecessor, it’s on track to become one of this year’s best phones.

Jesus Diaz

Jesus Diaz founded the new Sploid for Gawker Media after seven years working at Gizmodo, where he helmed the lost-in-a-bar iPhone 4 story and wrote old angry man rants, among other things. He's a creative director, screenwriter, and producer at The Magic Sauce, and currently writes for Fast Company and Tom's Guide.