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Honor Magic V: First foldable with Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset

The first foldable Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 phone is here – the Honor Magic V. It comes with a 7.9-inch foldable main display that can be closed with no visible gap. The cover display measures 6.45 inches, has a refresh rate of 120 Hz and a resolution of 2,560 x 1,080 pixels.

The dimensions of the external display are much more similar to the main displays of normal smartphones. Honor emphasized the importance of a usable cover screen on the Magic V during the presentation and even compared its solution on stage to the Galaxy Z Fold3 and its tall and narrow 25:9 ratio.

The flexible 7.9-inch OLED panel on the inside offers a refresh rate of 90 Hz and a resolution of 2,272 x 1,984 pixels. The aspect ratio here is 10.3:9, which is divided into two areas with an aspect ratio of almost 21:9. HDR10+ support is also on board, as is 10-bit color and a peak brightness of 800 nits. The Magic V is also the first foldable device with an IMAX Enhanced certification.

Honor also makes no compromises when it comes to the cameras. Three 50 megapixel modules are installed on the back. The main camera has a 23mm lens. There is also a 13mm ultrawide and a color spectrum camera. Two 42 megapixel selfie cameras are housed in a punch hole on the cover display and in the main panel.

Honor installs 12 GB of RAM as standard for all versions of the Magic V, while storage varies between 256 and 512 GB. The 4,750 mAh battery charges with 66 watts. The software is Magic UI 6.0 based on Android 12.

Prices and availability

The Honor Magic V is available in Titanium Silver, Black and Burnt Orange. Prices start at 9,999 CNY ($1,396) and go as high as 10,999 CNY ($1,536) for the 512 GB variant. The first sale in China starts January 18th. A spokesman for Honor also said that the company has not yet decided whether it will offer the Magic V outside of China.

Mats Hellqvist

Mats Hellqvist

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