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

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. That's one up on the five-camera array of the stunning Nokia 9 PureView (opens in new tab).

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. 

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Marc Chacksfield
Marc Chacksfield

A technology journalist who has been in the industry for 17 years, Marc is the former editor-in-chief of TechRadar and has also steered the ship for technology brands including T3, Tom's Hardware and Tom's Guide, and is currently the director of Shortlist Media and co-owner of Shortlist.com. 


An expert in the field of camera phones and mobile tech, Marc has been a long-time specialist when it comes to phone reviews, hands-on coverage, reviews and rumors. As a frequent visitor to big trade shows like CES, he has also had boots on the ground for the latest camera announcements and breaking developments in fields such as 8K video.