The first foldable smartphone made by HONOR is the HONOR Magic V. Before HONOR made a formal announcement in January 2022, this smartphone had been subject to considerable rumor. Having said that, China was the first country where this phone was introduced. Sadly, the phone will continue to be available only in China. However, its replacement will reach international markets. At IFA 2022, HONOR made that statement.

Having said that, we’ll attempt to give you some further information about the item in this article. The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3/4 is undoubtedly the target of the HONOR Magic V. It has a comparable shape and is also highly potent. However, the HONOR Magic V does have certain advantages, so continue reading if you want to learn more.

Here is all the information you require for the HONOR Magic V.

Advertisement WHAT IS THE PRICE OF HONOR MAGIC V? The device is available in two variations in China, the only country where it has so far been released. Although they each have different amounts of storage, both of those models feature 12GB of RAM. The less expensive model has 256GB of storage, while the more expensive model has 512GB. In China, the two versions cost CNY9,999 and CNY10,999, which translate to $1,569 and $1,726 respectively. As you can see, the product is not exactly inexpensive in its country of origin.

DO I NEED TO ATTEND FOR A PRICE DROP? Since the item is only available in China, there isn’t much to say. It’s unlikely that this phone will be offered at numerous discounts. HONOR would provide a variety of bargains in Europe, but regrettably, this smartphone won’t travel outside of China. At first, it seemed to be going that way, but it won’t.

AT LAUNCH, WHAT TRADE-IN OFFERS ARE AVAILABLE? No trade-in offers are anticipated. But HONOR may surprise us.

Advertisement WHAT STORES DO YOU HAVE THE HONOR MAGIC V? According to the most recent information from the corporation, it will continue to be available only in China. However, its replacement will reach international markets in Q1 2023.

WHOMS WILL IT SUPPORT AS CARRIER? If the HONOR Magic V ever becomes a widely available smartphone, it will be unlocked. But it won’t happen. According to what we currently know, its successor will be an unlocked phone that will debut in Europe.

WHO ARE THE RETAILERS FOR THE HONOR MAGIC V? The smartphone won’t be officially sold by any carriers in the US because it won’t be arriving there. Naturally, this also applies to carriers in Europe and other countries besides China. What will happen with the next-generation model, though, is still uncertain.

Advertisement WHERE CAN I FIND WHAT COLORS? Three color options were available for the HONOR Magic V. It is available in Titanium Silver, Black, and Burnt Orange colors, according to HONOR. The glass back and an aluminum frame are features of the first two variations. The Burnt Orange variant has an aluminum frame and eco leather, often known as vegan leather, on the rear. In comparison to the other two variations HONOR mentioned, the Burnt Orange model is therefore less slippery.

WHAT ARE THE HONOR MAGIC V’S SPECIFICATIONS? Below is a comparison of specs with the Galaxy Z Fold 3, and you can learn more about the HONOR Magic V’s specifications by visiting here.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Display HONOR Magic V OLED panel with a 7.9-inch foldable diagonal 2272 x 1984 (90Hz) 6.45-inch (2560 x 1080) OLED display as a backup (120Hz) 7.6-inch fullHD main display (2208 x 1768) Flexible dynamic AMOLED display (foldable, 120Hz) 6.2-inch HD secondary (cover) (2268 x 832) Super AMOLED monitor (flat, 120Hz) Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 RAM/Storage Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor Twelve gigabytes (LPDDR5); 256 or 512 gigabytes (12 GB (LPDDR5)); Camera PDAF, Laser AF, f/1.9 aperture, 50MP, 23mm lens 20mm wde lens, f/2.0 aperture, 50MP, PDAF 50 MP (f/2.2, 122° Field of View, 13mm lens) 12MP (f/1.8 aperture, 1.8um pixels, Super Speed Dual Pixel OIS, 83-degree field of view) 12MP (2x optical zoom, 10x digital zoom, telephoto, 45-degree view, 1.0um pixel size, f/2.4 aperture) 12 MP (f/2.2 aperture, 123-degree field of view, 1.12um pixel size) The 4,750 mAh battery 4,400mAh non-removable battery with 4.5W Wireless PowerShare, 25W rapid wired charging, and 11W wireless charging. Audio speakers in stereo Speakers in stereo Authentication fingerprint scanner on the side fingerprint scanner on the side Dimensions: 160.4 x 141.1 x 6.7mm when unfolded 160.4 x 72.7 x 14.3mm when folded 158.2 x 128.1 x 6.4mm when unfolded 158.2 x 67.1 x 16.0mm when folded 288/293 grams and 271 grams in weight Android 11 with One UI 2.5 and Android 12 with Magic UI 6 (upgradable to Android 12) Beginning price is $1,569 (China) and $1,799 WHAT ARE THE PRIMARY DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE GALAXY Z FOLD 3 AND HONOR MAGIC VS? When folded, the HONOR Magic V has what is referred as as a gap-free display. In other words, it doesn’t have gaps when folded, similar to the OPPO Find N. With the Galaxy Z Fold 3, that is not the case. Due to the way the phone’s hinge is constructed, when folded, it forms a minor letter V and leaves a small space between the two sides. That is unattractive and allows for the accumulation of dust and other debris inside.

Advertisement Additionally, the Magic V has less bezels than the Galaxy Z Fold 3. You can see exactly what we’re talking about if you look at the image below. By the way, Ice Universe is the source of the image. Because of those variations in bezels, the Magic V does appear to be a more expensive handset from the outside.

The final tangible benefit is represented by the display’s outer border’s breadth. Nowadays, it’s generally desirable to have a narrower phone, but Samsung might have gone too far with this. When folded, the Z Fold 3 measures 67.1mm broad and the Magic V measures 72.7mm. Although it is not much of a difference, the Magic V now allows for more comfortable typing. Of course, we’re basing that judgment on smartphones with comparable widths. Because of how thin the Z Fold 3’s secondary display is, we discovered that typing on it is not particularly comfortable (25:9). Although you can get used to it, typing on a little broader display will always be more pleasant.


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Advertisement A foldable flagship smartphone, the HONOR Magic V is both of those things. We’ll discuss the phone’s strongest elements in this area, as well as its key characteristics and selling points. Please be aware that while we are based this on a Chinese model of the device, we still don’t have a complete picture.

REALLY STRONG SPECS When it comes to including top-of-the-line hardware in this, HONOR didn’t really spare any expense. This device was made by the company using metal, glass, and eco leather. It had only the most potent components inside. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC, Qualcomm’s most potent chipset to date, is found in this device.

LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 flash storage are also utilized. A 120Hz normal display and a 90Hz folding display were also provided by the firm. With resolutions of 1984 x 2272 and 1080 x 2560, respectively, both of those displays have extremely high resolutions. Additionally, Android 12 is pre-installed and will be available on the global unit.

Advertisement In addition to all of that, the device comes with three 50-megapixel cameras and incredibly rapid charging. The 4,750mAh battery and 66W quick wired charging are both features of the HONOR Magic V. Furthermore, reverse wired charging is supported as well.

Features of foldable phones Although HONOR did state that the phone had some folding phone characteristics, we haven’t actually had a chance to utilize it yet. Multi-Windows is the most prominent option that was mentioned. You can open numerous windows simultaneously on the display thanks to this capability, as its name suggests. In order to have access to multiple apps at once, you can launch your apps in windows when you unfold the HONOR Magic V. Without switching between apps, you can make some computations while taking notes and communicate someone at the same time.

The coolest part is that Honor Magic V will actually recognize and suggest material for Multi-Windows automatically based on how you use it. Of course, it’s yet unclear how well this will function.

Advertisement SECURITY AND PRIVACY HONOR took sure to integrate some of its own privacy protections in addition to all of those that Google introduced in Android 12. The HONOR Magic V has an independent security chip on board and a dual-security system (HTEE QTEEE). With the use of that chip, passwords and biometrics like fingerprints would be secured further. Yes, the device’s front-facing camera can also be used for facial scanning.

PROFESSIONAL COOLING SYSTEM Additionally, the HONOR Magic V has a sophisticated cooling mechanism. The latest third-generation graphene and an AI intelligent thermal management technology make up its intelligent cooling system. The goal of this cooling mechanism is to maintain the phone’s peak performance at all times. Of course, cooling dual-display phones differs slightly from cooling single-display smartphones.

WHY SHOULD I BUY WHICH HONOR MAGIC V? With the HONOR Magic V, you have a selection not only in terms of storage but also in terms of the design. Choosing how much storage you require is the first thing you must do. You can then move on to selecting the color and material. Please be aware that whenever it reaches Europe, it’s probable that the Burnt Orange variant will only be offered with 512GB of storage. It is still uncertain. In any event, if you want extra grip, you should probably choose the Burnt Orange variant; otherwise, the other two variants are just adequate.


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