12 February 2019
The Honor Magic 2 smartphone was launched at an event held in China last month. At the time of the launch, it was released with EMUI 9.0 based on Android 9 Pie but was said to receive an update to Magic UI. The same thing is happening now as the latest Magic 2 software update has rebranded pre-installed EMUI 9.0 to Magic UI 2.0.
It is an OTA update weighing 214MB in size which means it is not a big update. This makes sense as does not bring any significant change except for the change of the name. The official changelog refers to the new UI as "next generation AI-powered system" but the underlying user experience and feel are still the same as using EMUI 9.0. Other than the new name, the only noteworthy changes are November 2018 security patch, new color scheme, new icons, and new fonts.
If you are one of those who have already got their hands on the Honor Magic 2, you should expect to see an OTA update notification anytime soon. The update in question here bears the build number 188.8.131.52 (C00E129R1P18). If you have not seen any such notification yet, you can try checking for the update manually by visiting settings.
- 6.39-inch Full HD+ (2340 x 1080 pixels) AMOLED display with 91% screen-to-body ratio and no notch
- HiSilicon Kirin 980 processor with Dual NPU
- 6GB/8GB RAM
- 128GB/256GB/512GB internal storage
- 16-megapixel standard, 16-megapixel wide-angle, and 24-megapixel monochrome triple rear camera setup with f/1.8, f/2.2, and f/2.4 aperture
- 16-megapixel, 2-megapixel, and 2-megapixel triple front camera setup with f/2.2, f/2.4, and f/2.4 aperture
- 3500mAh battery with 40W fast charging
- YoYo digital assistant
- Android 9 Pie