Fancy a phone with six cameras? Then the Honor Magic 2 could be for you

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The Honor Magic 2 has arrived and wants to be the camera phone to beat, with the handset cramming six lenses on to its chassis. Yes, six.

There we were just getting used to having three cameras to deal with on a phone - the Honor Magic 2 adds a few more, using a retractable screen section which means there's no notch on the front of the device. 

The notch-free screen is a 6.39-inch AMOLED, with a 2340 x 1080 resolution.

When the phone's front camera bit does retract, it reveals a three-lensed 16-megapixel front camera. 

Flip it over and there's a  24-megapixel monochrome lens (as seen on the Huawei P20 Pro), another 16MP camera and to round everything off an ultra wide-angle lens. 

These optics read like a mashup between the Huawei P20 Pro and the recently released Huawei Mate 20 Pro (Honor is a sub brand of Huawei).

As this is an Honor phone, the camera has AI smarts and will be able to differentiate between 60 subject categories. There's in-screen fingerprint detection, face scanning and it uses the Kirin 980 processor. 

The Honor Magic 2 will launch 6 November but the annoying news is its China only at the moment.