The Honor V Purse is the first smartphone to be worn as a handbag. There are even stylish, interchangeable straps and chains. At the moment it is only a concept device, but the project also contains some real elements. Aside from the unusual idea, it is actually a very advanced device. It folds outwards and measures just 9mm when closed – thinner than the Magic V2 and even some bar phones.
Honor calls this a “phy-digital fashion statement”. It combines physical designs (the strap) with always-on interactive display styles. To design the AODs, the company hired top talent such as Burberry menswear design director Bram Van Diepen, contemporary artist Yunuene Esparza, dean of China Academy of Art International College Yuan Youmin and interdisciplinary artist Xiao Hui Wang.
The idea is to be able to adapt the Honor V Purse to any outfit with interchangeable straps and various AOD designs visible on both sides as it is an outwards folding phone. Unfortunately, it’s only a concept so far. However, Honor plans to open the platform for the AOD designs to developers and designers around the world. This allows you to create AODs that respond to the user and the environment by tracking touch input, the ambient light sensor, and accelerometer data.
Honor did not provide any specific information about the hardware, since the Honor cell phone will not go into mass production. Nevertheless, the Chinese couldn’t help but notice that the hinge survives 400,000 folding cycles.