Former Huawei sub-brand Honor has simply introduced its first foldable smartphone, the Honor Magic V. It makes use of the same folding kind issue to Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold gadgets, combining a big inside folding show with a smaller exterior show that can be utilized whereas the system is folded. In the present day is the foldable’s Chinese language launch, the place its worth begins at ¥9,999 (round $1,569) for its 256GB storage mannequin. It should go on open sale on January 18th.

The Magic V’s flagship characteristic, its inside folding display screen, measures 7.9 inches from nook to nook, has a decision of 2272 x 1984 with a refresh price of 90Hz, and a side ratio of 10:9. That’s barely larger than Samsung’s Z Fold 3, whose inside display screen is 7.6 inches with a decision of 2208 x 1768. Honor says the Magic V’s inside display screen is like utilizing two 21:9 screens facet by facet.

The Magic V’s exterior display screen can be barely bigger than the Z Fold 3 at 6.45 inches (in comparison with 6.2 for Samsung), with a decision of 2560 x 1080, a 120Hz refresh price, and a 21:9 side ratio. Honor says this can assist make the system extra usable if you don’t wish to unfold it.

The Honor Magic V in orange.
Screenshot: Honor

Honor’s foldable, folded.
Picture: Honor

When folded, the Magic V measures 72.7mm huge, 14.3mm thick, and has a top of 160.4mm, and when unfolded it expands to 141.1mm huge and is 6.7mm thick. That’s barely wider than Samsung’s newest Z Fold, whereas being barely thinner total when folded. Honor’s foldable is barely heavier, nevertheless. It’s out there in three colours: orange, silver, and black, and Honor CEO George Zhao says it ought to survive being folded and unfolded 200,000 occasions.

Internally, the Magic V is operating Qualcomm’s newest chipset, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, which is paired with 12GB of RAM and 256GB or 512GB of storage. It’s received a 4,750mAh battery that may be charged at as much as 66W, which supplies you a 50 p.c cost in quarter-hour. It’s 5G suitable and is operating Honor’s Magic UI 6.0 software program on prime of Android 12, which helps the show of a number of app home windows on the similar time, Honor says.

When it comes to cameras, Honor has included a trio of 50-megapixel sensors on the rear of the foldable, which embody a fundamental sensor, an ultrawide digicam, and one thing Honor is asking a “spectrum enhanced camera.” We’ve adopted up with the corporate for particulars on what precisely this third digicam does. The Magic V has a pair of 42-megapixel selfie cameras, one embedded within the outer show, and one embedded within the interior folding display screen.

Honor joins an more and more lengthy record of firms which have both introduced or have began to promote foldable smartphones. Most just lately, we noticed Oppo announce its Discover N late final 12 months, and Xiaomi and Honor’s former dad or mum firm Huawei even have foldable gadgets of their very own. We’ve adopted up with Honor to search out out if, or when, the Magic V may see a world launch.

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