Former Huawei sub-brand Honor has recently reported its first foldable cell phone, the Honor Magic V. It utilizes a comparable folding form factor to Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold gadgets, joining a huge internal folding display with a smaller external display that can be utilized while the gadget is folded. Today is the foldable’s Chinese launch, where its cost begins at ¥9,999 (around $1,569) for its 256GB storage model. It will go on open sale on January 18th.
The Magic V’s flagship feature, its inside folding screen, measures 7.9 inches from one corner to corner, has a resolution of 2272 x 1984 with a refresh rate of 90Hz, and an aspect ratio of 10:9. That is marginally greater than Samsung’s Z Fold 3, whose internal screen is 7.6 crawls with a resolution of 2208 x 1768. Honor says the Magic V’s internal screen resembles utilizing two 21:9 screens side by side.
The Magic V’s external screen is likewise marginally bigger than the Z Fold 3 at 6.45 inches (contrasted with 6.2 for Samsung), with a resolution of 2560 x 1080, a 120Hz refresh rate, and a 21:9 aspect ratio. Honor says this will assist with making the gadget more usable when you would rather not unfold it.
At the point when folded, the Magic V measures 72.7mm wide, 14.3mm thick, and has a height of 160.4mm, and when unfolded it grows to 141.1mm wide and is 6.7mm thick. That is marginally more extensive than Samsung’s most recent Z Fold while being somewhat more slender generally when folded. Honor’s foldable is somewhat heavier, be that as it may. It’s accessible in three colors: orange, silver, and black, and Honor CEO George Zhao says it ought to survive being folded and unfolded 200,000 times.
Internally, the Magic V is running Qualcomm’s most recent chipset, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, which is paired with 12GB of RAM and 256GB or 512GB of storage. It has a 4,750mAh battery that can be charged at 66W, which gives you a 50 percent charge in 15 minutes. It’s 5G viable and is running Honor’s Magic UI 6.0 software on top of Android 12, which supports the display of multiple app windows simultaneously, Honor says.
As far as cameras, Honor has incorporated a triplet of 50-megapixel sensors on the back of the foldable, which incorporate the main sensor, an ultrawide camera, and something Honor calls a “spectrum enhanced camera.” We’ve followed up with the organization for subtleties on what precisely this third camera does. The Magic V has a pair of 42-megapixel selfie cameras, one inserted in the external display, and one embedded in the inner folding screen.
Honor joins an increasingly long list of organizations that have either declared or have begun to sell foldable cell phones. Most recently, we saw Oppo report its Find N toward the end of last year, and Xiaomi and Honor’s previous parent organization Huawei likewise have foldable gadgets of their own. We’ve followed up with Honor to see whether, or when, the Magic V may see a global release.