HONOR through a launch event that also saw the curtains lift on Magic UI 6 and HONOR Watch GS 3, today launched the HONOR Magic V foldable smartphone. Its main focus is on providing the perfect combination of a regular smartphone when folded and a large screen when unfolded.
To fulfill that, the outer display keeps a 21:9 aspect ratio with extremely slim bezels, because of which the Magic V looks and feels like any other smartphone when folded. This 120Hz panel is sized 6.45-inches and has a peak brightness of 1000nits.
The inner display, on the other hand, comes with a near-square 10:9 aspect ratio and has a 90Hz refresh rate.
Toughness has also been given special attention, with curved nanocrystal glass used for the outer display, which helps the device achieve 5 times better anti-drop performance. To prove the resilience, the HONOR executive hosting the launch even dropped the Magic V a couple of times.
The hinge is another highlight of the phone and HONOR says it’s made of aerospace-grade materials. When folded, there’s barely any gap between the frame, which has helped the HONOR Magic V achieve the title of being the slimmest foldable smartphone available as of now, with a folded thickness of 14.3mm and unfolded thickness of 6.7mm. The hinge also folds the display in a water drop shape, making the crease nearly invisible, and is rated to survive 10 years of usage if folded and unfolded 50 times a day.
Under the hood, you get the latest and greatest from Qualcomm — the 4nm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 5G SoC. Its AI performance has been claimed to be increased by 300%, which helps Magic UI adapt to a user’s usage scenarios through Magic Live AI Engine.
The battery of the device is sized 4750mAh that has been packed in an innovative dual battery layout to balance charging and heat dissipation. Its 66W wired SuperCharge means that it can fill up to 50% in just 15 minutes.
Also featured on the phone are dual speakers certified by IMAX ENHANCED for an extremely immersive video and audio experience.
For photography, you get a triple snapper setup at the rear, comprised of 50MP primary (f/1.9 aperture), 50MP spectrally enhanced (f/2.0), and 50MP ultrawide (f/2.2 aperture) cameras. The “spectrally enhanced” lens helps capture detailed images even in foggy conditions. For selfies, you get dual 42MP cameras, one in the outer and one in the inner display.
The HONOR Magic V boots into Magic UI 6 out of the box with a bunch of features dedicated to making multitasking and split-screen usage easier. It is available in Space Silver, Black, and Burnt Orange color options. In-box you get a 66W HONOR SuperCharge brick, 66W car charger, and fiber phone case.
The phone is available in 12GB+256GB and 12GB+512GB variants and sells for a starting price of 9,999 Yuan ($ 7ff9 1,568).