The Honor Magic 2 got official at the end of last month with a mechanical slider design that lets it reach an 84.8% screen-to-body ratio. It’s a system that’s similar to that employed by Xiaomi’s Mi Mix 3 and it enables an almost entirely bezel-less look on the front.
The Honor Magic 2 is now receiving an intriguing software update. If you’re lucky enough to own one you’ll get a notification soon (if you haven’t already), which will prompt you to install software version 126.96.36.199 (C00E129R1P18).
Magic UI 2.0 update
This brings with it an unexpected switch from Huawei’s EMUI to something called Magic UI 2.0, which the company describes as being “a next generation AI-powered system”. It’s the first time we’ve seen Huawei sub-brand Honor depart from using EMUI in its smartphones.
Since this is its current aspirational flagship device though, it makes sense it would get a reimagined interface. You should apparently see a brand new color scheme, new icons and fonts, all part of “a new magical journey with Magic UI 2.0’s stylish interface, AI capabilities, and evolving YoYo smart assistant”.
The November 2018 security patches from Google are also built into the update, which will require a 214MB download.