Huawei’s subsidiary Honor is launching the Magic 2 slider on October 31. There might be two days until the launch, but the device has already appeared on Geekbench, revealing the Kirin 980 potential. The listing also revealed specs like Android Pie and 8 GB RAM, which were expected, but now are finally confirmed.
The 3316 single-core score and the 9534 multi-core score are likely from a demo unit that is not ready for sale, but the results are pretty much the same as the ones Huawei Mate 20 Pro yielded in our review.
The Kirin 980 chipset is currently available only in the latest Mate series and the Magic 2 will be the first Honor smartphone to have it. The platform is coupled with two Cortex-A76 cores at 2.6 GHz, two more at 1.92 GHz, and four power-efficient Cortex-A55 at 1.8 GHz.
The launch of the Magic 2 is taking place on Wednesday and TV ads are already rolling and teasing the new smartphone. The video goes back to the launch of the first Honor Magic and makes a bold comparison between the new phone and the creation of the Universe.
It also teases Yoyo - the Honor solution for a voice assistant. Interestingly enough, it speaks English, making it one step more advanced than the Xiao AI, available through a hardware button on another slider announced recently - Xiaomi Mi Mix 3.