Back at IFA 2018 in Berlin, comfortable end of its presentation for the launch of the Honor Play, the Huawei sub-brand teased a follow up to the Honor Magic from 2016. The second generation Magic is now official, and it's an impressive looking gadget with minimal screen bezels thanks to a slide-in advance camera mechanism.
Being a Honor gadget, you may expect the rest of the specs to be rather pedestrian, yet that's not the case. Its features are much the same as Huawei's Mate 20 Pro flagship, including the highest point of-the-line Kirin 980 SoC, an in-display fingerprint sensor, and crazy-fast 40W charging for the 3,400mAh battery. The FHD+ OLED display is 6.4 inches diagonally with a 19:9 ratio and the three rear cameras consist of a 16MP RGB sensor, 24MP monochrome, and 16MP ultra wide angle. Sadly, there's no headphone jack in sight.
So the specs are really hard to beat, yet what about the cost? The base model, with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, costs 3,799 CNY (~$545), 8/128GB goes for 4,299 CNY (~$615), and the 8/256GB variant will set you back 4,799 CNY (~$690). Although straight conversions don't recount the entire story, it sounds like it may be relatively reasonably estimated for what you get. It's at present possible to pre-arrange the telephone in China, yet there's no word yet on international availability.