Perspective: After teasers on social media, Honor has finally lifted the curtain with its first foldable phone, the Magic V. With it, Honor will join the ranks of foldable phone companies including Samsung, Xiaomi and its former parent company. Huawei.
Like the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3, the Honor foldable phone has an outer screen and a larger inner screen. The external screen uses a 6.45-inch curved OLED panel with 2560×1080 resolution and 120Hz refresh rate. The internal display has a diagonal of 7.9 inches, a resolution of 2272×1984 and a refresh rate of 90 Hz. Both panels cover 100% of the DCI-P3 color spectrum and have 10-bit color depth (1.07 billion colors).
Honor Magic V will powered by the recently announced Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen1 chipset, powered by a new Adreno GPU that promises to deliver a 30 percent performance boost over its predecessor. In addition to the SoC, there is 12 GB of RAM and 256/512 GB of storage, which should be enough even for advanced users.
The rear camera of the phone consists of a 50-megapixel main, 50-megapixel ultra-wide-angle and 50-megapixel spread-spectrum cameras. In addition, there is a 42MP front-facing selfie camera on the internal and external screens.
With a dual-circuit battery design and a 4750mAh battery, Honor foldable phone can last all day. Honor’s 66W SuperCharge technology allows the device to charge up to 50 percent of the battery in just 15 minutes. It takes about 40/50 minutes to fully charge.
Based on Android 12, Honor Magic UI 6.0 debuts with Magic V, bringing users a new skin and features like AI Engine and Magic Live, Honor’s personal assistant. In addition, there is also multi-window support, allowing users to split the screen into multiple windows to use different applications at the same time.
The Honor Magic V will be available in black, silver and orange in China from January 8, priced at ¥ 9,999 / $ 1,568 (256GB) and ¥ 10,999 / $ 1,725 (512GB).