Honor Magic 2 appears on Geekbench ahead of its official launch


Honor Magic 2 will go official on October 31. Magic 2 is one of the most anticipated smartphones of this year. Now, the latest leaks about the handset leave nothing to our imagination. Well, we are still two days away from the official event, but the device has already appeared on Geekbench. The listing confirms that the Honor Magic 2 runs on Android Pie, and also it confirms the Kirin 980 that powers this handset. Interestingly, the base model of this handset will come along with a whopping 8Gigs of RAM.

Honor Magic 2 appears on Geekbench ahead of its official launch

Interestingly, the handset scores 3316 in its single-core performance, and the multi-core score gets a huge number of 9534. With that said, these may not be the actual scores on the Magic 2. Well, these scores may have come up from a demo unit that is not ready for sale. Note that these results are on par with the Huawei Mate 20 Pro.

The specs say that the smartphone runs of Kirin 980 chipset along with 8GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage. Speaking of the Kirin 980, the chipset has two Cortex-A76 cores clocked at 2.6 GHz, two more at 1.92 GHz, and four power-efficient Cortex-A55 at 1.8 GHz. The screen on the Honor Magic 2 will be a whopping 6.4-inches display with FHD+ resolution. Besides that, the display on this handset has almost 100% screen-to-body ratio, with a sliding mechanism for camera sensors. The setup on the slider has a 16MP front-facing camera with two TOF lenses for 3D face unlock. Also, we assume that the smartphone will come with an in-display fingerprint scanner. The smartphone has a 3,400 mAh battery and supports Huawei’s 40W fast charging. The phone will run Android 9 Pie with EMUI 9 on top.

Lastly, the smartphone will come up with Huawei’s own solution for a voice assistant. Besides that, Huawei calls it Yoyo, and we assume that it is more advanced than the Xiao AI. Well, the preference comes from the fact that Yoyo is capable of making conversations in English.