HONOR MAgic V screencap

Smartphone brand Honor has just taken the wraps off their first foldable smartphone dubbed the Honor Magic V that will launch in China on January 18th 2022 with prices starting from CNY9,999 which is about RM6,584 in local Malaysia Ringgit.

Honor Magic V

What is the Honor Magic V

In terms of form factor and design, it’s somewhat akin to the Samsung Galaxy Fold series with a front-facing as well as a primary folding display that unfurls to offer proportions more akin to a tablet. When folded down, the phone is about 14.3mm thin and sports three colourways – orange, silver and black along with what the brand calls a ‘Waterdrop’ hinge.

The front facing OLED display consists of a 6.45-inch 120Hz display that has a 21:9 aspect ratio and a 2,560 x 1080 pixels resolution display while the main folding OLED display measures in at 7.9-inches with a 90Hz refresh rate, a 10:9 aspect ratio and a 2,274 x 1984 pixels resolution. Of note is that Honor says that the folding display is rated to survive over 200,000 folds and that both displays feature 100% DCI-P3 colour gamut reproduction.

The Honor Magic V is their first foldable phone and costs CNY9,999 with initial China debut 1

Under the hood, the Honor Magic V runs on a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 with full fat Android 12 overlaid with their Honor Magic UI 6.0 paired with 12GB RAM and either 256GB or 512GB of storage. Power is provided by a 4,750mAh battery with 66W fast charging support. On the rear of the phone is a triple camera array fronted by a primary 50MP camera and two other 50MP cameras while the front hosts a single 42MP selfie camera though exact specifications were not furnished at the time of writing.

Honor Magic V Price

AT launch, Honor has priced the Honor Magic V with 256GB storage at CNY9,999 while the 512GB version with more storage will cost CNY10,999 which is about RM7,243. For more details stay tuned to www.hihonor.com

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