The Honor Magic V2 puts Samsung on notice


We’ve known for a while that Honor has been getting ready to launch its new foldable phone, the Honor Magic V2. The company has been teasing the handset’s launch for a while now, and for those who are curious, the wait is finally over as Honor has officially taken the wraps off the phone at a launch event in China.

One of the issues with foldable phones is that they can get pretty thick, but Honor seems to have solved that issue with the Magic V2 by creating a phone that measures a mere 9.9mm in thickness when folded. Granted 9.9mm is quite thick by smartphone standards, but compared to other foldables like the Galaxy Z Fold 4 which measures 14.2mm thick when folded, it’s downright slim!

According to Honor, they are also introducing a new titanium hinge design that is not only light, but also highly durable and is said to be able to withstand as many as 400,000 folds, which is estimated to be about 10 years worth assuming the phone is folded 100 times a day.

The phone also sports a 7.92-inch foldable OLED display with a refresh rate of 120Hz, while its exterior display measures in at 6.43-inches, also with a 120Hz refresh rate.

In terms of performance, the Honor Magic V2 is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset and will come with 16GB of RAM and up to 1TB of storage. There will also be a 5,000mAh battery with support for 66W wired charging.

As for its cameras, the front of the phone will be packing a dual 16MP setup, while on the back, there is a triple camera setup with a 50MP ultra wide with OIS and an aperture of f/2.0, a 50MP wide camera with an f/1.9 aperture, and lastly, there will also be a 20MP telephoto camera with OIS and an aperture of f/2.4.

The Honor Magic V2 will be priced starting at 8,999 RMB (~$1,200), and as for the phone’s availability, unfortunately it appears that it will only be available in China for now. The company does not mention if there are plans to eventually bring the phone stateside or to other international markets, so we’ll just have to wait and see.

Tyler Lee
A graphic novelist wannabe. Amateur chef. Mechanical keyboard enthusiast. Writer of tech with over a decade of experience. Juggles between using a Mac and Windows PC, switches between iOS and Android, believes in the best of both worlds.

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