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Honor Magic 2 official teaser hints at another magic trick

Honor Magic 2 official teaser hints at another magic trick

We have a rather interesting lineup of phones this month. In addition to the usual serving of high-end phones like the Pixel 3 and the upcoming Huawei Mate 20, we've also got the odd ones like the quad camera Galaxy A9 and, of course, the Honor Magic 2. This modern take on a retro design is going on state at the end of the month but its slider might not be its only act. Thanks to Honor's official teaser video, we can expect one or two more.

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Honor Magic 2 will dazzle the crowd later this month

Honor Magic 2 will dazzle the crowd later this month

Without any successors, it seems that OPPO and Vivo have given up their pioneering elevating camera designs. Huawei sub-brand Honor, however, hasn’t. In fact, it has yet to fully reveal its own take on the “hiding the front camera” design. It has, however, already confirmed that the Honor Magic 2 is a “screen slider” phone. But by the end of the month, it will finally be revealing all the magic tricks in its bag.

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Honor 8X brings affordable premium phone to Europe

Honor 8X brings affordable premium phone to Europe

Huawei may have unseated Apple as the world's second biggest smartphone maker, but it's no secret that it's sub-brand Honor played a large part in its ascent. Its blend of high-end features and easy to rich prices have sometimes even rivaled Huawei's top lines themselves. But while the new Honor 8X is no P20, its availability in Europe and, soon, other markets only means that consumers will have another notable smartphone contender to choose from.

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Honor Play Review: Inexpensive, Balanced, Unique

Honor Play Review: Inexpensive, Balanced, Unique

The Honor Play is a surprisingly low-cost smartphone made with gaming in mind. It features a 6.3-inch display with a notch and a relatively small chin, and it runs a unique sort of Android (with Honor's EMUI on top). The Honor Play is aimed at the newest wave of mobile gamers, bringing a bit of external aesthetic flavor to the mix as it packs in a decent bit of power under the hood.

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Huawei P20, Honor Play delisted by 3DMark for benchmark cheating

Huawei P20, Honor Play delisted by 3DMark for benchmark cheating

It really doesn’t come as a surprise that Huawei is now getting penalized for what it has more or less admitted to doing. Necroing a practice long thought dead, Huawei has been caught red-handed cheating benchmarks to boost numbers in favor of its Kirin 970 smartphones. Considering the scandal that practically endangered their business, 3DMark developers Futuremark reacted swiftly and has announced that four of Huawei’s and Honor’s smartphones are now delisted from its benchmark scores.

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Honor 8X and Honor 8X Max show size isn’t everything

Honor 8X and Honor 8X Max show size isn’t everything

Huawei sub-brand Honor definitely seems to be on a roll. In addition to being credited for making up more than half of Huawei’s total number of shipped phones last quarter, it has been pushing out one smartphone after another, from the Honor 10 to the Honor 7X to the Honor Play and upcoming Honor Magic 2 slider. But before that last one even hits the market, Honor is putting out the Honor 8X and Honor 8X Max, the latter pushing the limits of what it means to be a smartphone.

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Huawei, Honor cheated benchmarks and this is their reason

Huawei, Honor cheated benchmarks and this is their reason

Thought the whole benchmark cheating scandal was behind us? Apparently not. Some OEMs have just gotten better at hiding it. Or at least that’s the picture that Huawei is painting after it was caught red-handed using a benchmark detection feature. But unlike other manufacturers in the past, it didn’t deny the allegation but instead tried to justify why it was doing so. Bottom line: its competitors are doing it anyway and trying to cheat it out of the market.

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Honor Play brings gaming chops to global markets (except one)

Honor Play brings gaming chops to global markets (except one)

Gaming smartphones seems to be the new sub-trend in the market. After all, if your device can run resource-intensive games without blowing up, it can do anything. But while the likes of the ASUS ROG Phone really takes the idea of a gaming smartphone to the extreme, others, like Huawei sub-brand Honor, is taking a slightly different and more moderate path. The Honor Play won’t make it look like you’re carrying a miniaturized gaming PC but promises to give you that gaming console feeling instead. And it’s coming to almost all markets around the world and you probably won’t be shocked where it isn’t.

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Honor Magic 2 teases slide-out camera, Kirin 980 and tiny bezels

Honor Magic 2 teases slide-out camera, Kirin 980 and tiny bezels

Huawei's youth-obsessed subbrand Honor is already teasing its upcoming Android smartphone, with the Honor Magic 2 borrowing some sliding inspiration from Oppo in the process. The new handset was previewed today at Honor's IFA 2018 event, along with its headline feature: Magic Slide.

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Honor Play unboxing: My first impressions for you

Honor Play unboxing: My first impressions for you

Today we've got the Honor Play in the house ready to roll up on the likes of Xiaomi's Poco F1 and the OnePlus 6. This device is the definition of budget-level cost with flagship-aimed specs. How Huawei's Honor manages to deliver a device like this with these specs at this price, I've not yet been able to figure out. But let's take a peek here and drop in on our first and main questions.

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Honor Play is aimed at smartphone gamers on a budget

Honor Play is aimed at smartphone gamers on a budget

Gaming-focused smartphones are quickly becoming a trend these days, with the Razer Phone and Xiaomi's Black Shark being some of the biggest names. Now Honor is making sure it doesn't get left behind, revealing the new Honor Play with specs that are optimized for the latest mobile games, but at the same time won't break the bank.

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Huawei Honor 8X confirms a new notch trend

Huawei Honor 8X confirms a new notch trend

The notch has become an inescapable fact of smartphone life this year but some manufacturers just refuse to live in Apple’s shadow. There’s a certain irony in how Chinese manufacturers often accused of always aping the iPhone’s designs are the very ones trying to differentiate themselves from the crowd. But not everyone wants or can afford elevating cameras and some seem to have a found another path forward. That is exemplified by the “V” style notch on the OPPO R17, OPPO F9, and, soon, the Honor 8X.

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