Honor launches Honor Play gaming phone globally, previews Magic 2 flagship


Honor play uses GPU Turbo to squeeze more performance out of the phone's graphics chip, without sacrificing battery life or inflating the price. On the front, there is also a dual 16MP F/2.2 and 2MP depth sensor selfie camera setup.

The Honor Play comes in Midnight Black, Navy Blue, and Ultra Violet. We'll have a review of Honor's new gaming secret weapon up as soon as possible afterwards, so watch this space... This display sports no notches and reduced bezels.

The first markets to get the Honor Play are Western Europe, CEE and Nordic countries, the Middle East, Russia, India, and the Asia Pacific region.

First up, it will have a front-facing AI system but no notch.

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The company has also confirmed that the Honor Magic 2 will support fast 40W charging capability, which will charge the smartphone from 0 to 100% in less than 1 hour.

The company shared no details on pricing or availability for the Honor Magic 2. It delivers a superior visual experience with great convenience and practicality to redefine the value of a full-screen smartphone. This innovation in design is based on ergonomic science. And that Magic 2 will be equipped with a quick charge, Magic Charge at 40 watts. To further ensure safety, 15 layers of protection are also embedded in the smartphone.

The Honor Magic 2 will run on the upcoming HiSilicon Kirin 980 Octa-core chipset (which will be made official on the 31st of August at IFA 2018). The phone can automatically identify the battery, cable and charger and only when all of the three parts are identified as safe will the Super Charger start. Today, at the IFA Berlin, Honor teased the Magic 2 with an incredible design and high-end specifications. In the first half of 2018, Honor recorded a remarkable 150% increase year-on-year in global sales volume outside of China.

The original Honor Magic was a very intriguing concept phone that was ahead of its time with quadruple display curves from all sides, and a harbinger of the AI buzzword baked in to demo the level of smart automation a phone can bring. In doing this, Honor has set itself apart by showcasing its own bravery to do things differently and to take the steps needed to usher in the latest technologies and innovations for its customers.