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The Honor Magic V is official in China: A “crease-free” display screen to make the distinction?

The Honor Magic V has simply been launched in China this Monday, January 10. The primary foldable smartphone of the Chinese language producer is bought for 9,999 yuan, or ~$1,570.


  • The Honor Magic V can be launched on January 18 in China.
  • No launch date in Europe is understood but.
  • The 5G foldable smartphone will run on the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC.

The Honor Magic V takes the shape issue of a Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 with a hybrid smartphone/pill format. The 6.45-inch curved exterior OLED show presents an elongated 21.3:9 ratio. The big inner and foldable slab presents a diagonal of seven.9 inches in 10:9 format. However it’s on a particular level that Honor needs to face out, a degree that’s nonetheless a significant brake to the acquisition of foldable of its opponents like Samsung.

A foldable smartphone however with out folds

Honor insisted lots on its “waterdrop” hinge know-how, which is meant to be the thinnest available on the market. The producer even goes as far as to vow a “creaseless” display screen. This crease is among the most frequent criticisms made to Samsung’s foldable gadgets. It’s a downside that we face from the primary time we fold a tool. So, it stays to be seen how reasonable Honor’s promise is.

The producer additionally boasted of the IMAX Enhanced certification that the Honor Magic V acquired for its display screen, a primary for a smartphone apparently. The screens of the HONOR Magic V help a 100% DCI-P3 colour gamut and provide as much as 1.07 billion colours. The entire display screen advantages from a refresh charge of as much as 120Hz in folded mode and 90Hz within the unfolded mode which I discover moderately complicated.

On the design aspect, the Honor Magic V is produced from a high-strength titanium alloy, liquid zirconium metals, and high-strength carbon fibers that cut back the system’s density. An entire bunch of intelligent phrases which can be imagined to make the smartphone lighter and extra balanced when it suits within the palm of your hand, whether or not folded or unfolded.

honor magic v presentation
The Honor Magic V in its Burnt Orange colour / © Honor

Excessive-end specs… and Google providers? (no)

The HONOR Magic V is the primary foldable smartphone to characteristic Qualcomm’s model new 5G Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor backed by the most recent Adreno GPU. In accordance with the producer, the Honor Magic V is anticipated to ship 30% higher efficiency in comparison with the earlier era.

On the picture aspect, there’s a 50 MP quad picture module in addition to a 42 MP selfie digicam. This lens system contains an 8×8 DTOF (for depth administration) and three 50-megapixel sensors for wide-angle, ultra-wide-angle, and a “Spectrum Enhanced” sensor to deal with advanced lighting circumstances.

The Honor Magic V will run on the Magic UI 6.0, logically devoid of Google providers since it’s a Chinese language interface. However the producer launched the Honor 50 just a few months in the past in France, and it was certainly outfitted with GMS (Google Cell Providers).

Honor additionally explains that its interface is provided with a man-made intelligence engine, Honor Magic Reside. “By means of contextual consciousness, profile prediction, and an enormous information graph, Magic Reside permits the HONOR Magic V to behave as a private assistant, intelligently studying the consumer’s habits and behaviors to offer customized suggestions,” reads the launch launch.

Lastly, the HONOR Magic V is powered by a 4750 mAh battery that options SuperCharge for 66 watts of quick charging, which permits it to be charged to 50% in simply quarter-hour.

Honor Magic V colours, value, and availability

The Honor Magic V is at present solely accessible in China, and gross sales will start on January 18, 2022. Due to the continuing ban, the Honor Magic V will in all probability not discover its method into the US market.

The foldable smartphone is available in two variants, 12/256 GB and 12/512 GB, bought for respectively 9,999 and 10,999 yuan, or ~$1,570 and ~$1.720 excluding tax. A not so aggressive value if we examine it to the $1,799 of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3.

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The Honor Magic V is accessible in three colours in China: black, House Silver, and Burnt Orange.

What do you consider the Honor Magic V? Do you imagine the value/efficiency ratio is aggressive? Do you suppose Honor could make it within the foldable smartphone market or not less than turn into a severe competitor to Samsung? And do you imagine the “crease-free” promise?



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