Back in October last year, Huawei sub-brand Honor announced its first smartphone featuring the Kirin 980 SoC, the Honor Magic 2. The brand today launched an upgraded version of the smartphone in China, dubbed Honor Magic 2 3D.
The most significant upgrade that the Honor Magic 2 3D brings is the structured light 3D scanner on the front. Thanks to the new 3D structured light camera on the front, the new version is capable of more advanced facial recognition and superior depth sensing. Honor says the sensor uses 10,000 facial points to securely unlock the smartphone and works seamlessly even in complete darkness. Not just that, consumers can even use the 3D scanner to secure apps.
Apart from the front-facing 3D scanner, the new Honor Magic 2 3D boasts a graphene cooling solution. Thanks to this upgrade, you can expect the Magic 2 3D to stay cool even when you play games on it for long periods of time. Other than these two changes, however, the Honor Magic 2 3D is identical to the Magic 2 announced last year.
The smartphone sports a 6.39-inch AMOLED screen with 1080 x 2340 Full HD+ resolution, an in-display fingerprint scanner, and a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. Since it uses a manual slider mechanism with triple camera modules on both sides, there is no notch or hole in the smartphone’s display. The Kirin 980-powered smartphone comes with 8GB of RAM and 512GB of internal storage.
For optics, the Magic 2 3D uses a 16MP + 24MP + 16MP setup on the back. For selfies, the smartphone uses a 16MP primary sensor, 2MP secondary depth sensor, and a 3D scanner. The Magic 2 3D also offers IPX2 splash resistance and packs a 3500mAh battery with 40W SuperCharge. It is now available for purchase in China for 5,799 yuan ($864). There is no word yet on whether the Honor Magic 2 3D will be launched in markets outside China.