World’s first folding phone powered by Qualcomm’s latest chipset, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset is real now. Honor has launched the successor of Honor Magic 3. As four is considered an unlucky number, Honor named it Honor Magic V.
Honor Magic V comes with a large 7.9-inch main folding screen that can close completely and when opened it’s flat for added protection. Being flat, there is no gap between the two screens when closed. It has a 6.45-inch cover screen with a 120Hz refresh rate and a 2560 x 1080px resolution (21:9 aspect ratio).
The external screen’s dimensions are almost similar to a regular smartphone. Day-to-day tasks like replying to texts, watching videos, using social media, or surfing other apps will feel much easier without opening the phone. Honor has given enough effort to build a more usable external screen on the Honor Magic V. They literally compared the Honor Magic V on launching event with Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 3 and it's tall and narrow 25:9 external screen.
Honor Magic V’s main 7.9-inch foldable OLED screen offers a 90Hz refresh rate and 2272 x 1984px resolution with a 10.3:9 aspect ratio which divides into two areas of 21:9 aspect ratio for using two apps side by side. Consumers also get HDR10+ support and 10bit colors as well as 800 nits peak brightness. Honor Magic V is also the first folding smartphone having IMAX Enhanced certification.
Honor is not messing around with the camera as they’ve managed to put a triple camera setup on the back. All the cameras are 50MP modules. A 50MP main shooter with a 23mm lens, a 50MP ultra-wide shooter with a 13mm lens, and a 50MP color spectrum shooter. Honor offers two 42MP selfie snappers in both internal and external screens, perfectly positioned in hole punch cutouts.
Honor Magic V is launched in two versions. One has 12GB RAM,256GB ROM and the other one has 12GB RAM,512GB ROM. The phone also comes with a 4,750 mAh battery with 66W of fast wired charging. Honor offers Magic UI 6.0 along with Android 12 for a polished software experience for the users. It comes in Titanium Silver, Black, Burnt Orange colors.
Being the competitor of Samsung Galaxy Fold 3, Honor has failed to put a competitive price of the Magic V. Galaxy Fold 3 costs about $1680 in the international market. Honor believes that people are going to buy the 12/256 GB variant of Honor Magic V for ¥13,999, which is roughly $2,200, and the 12/512 GB version for ¥14,999, or $2,350.