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Hands-on Huawei's 'Magic' phone

The gleaming Honor Magic looks as good as it sounds.

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I got to see Huawei's Honor Magic phone for a short time at CES 2017.

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The phone, which comes in two colors, is the prettiest Honor phone yet -- but more on that later.

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Its claim to fame is that it uses AI -- artificial intelligence -- and the phone's front-facing sensor to do things like scan your face.

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When it's dark or when the sensor is otherwise shrouded, you can launch the flashlight from the lock screen.

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Here's what that app looks like.

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There's a fingerprint reader for added security.

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Tons of settings turn on the optional face-scanning and other features besides.

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Go ahead, get a better sense of the Honor Magic's design in the next photos.

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