Honor just announced its third-generation foldable phone – the Magic V2. It’s a real design marvel at just 9.9mm in its folded state (4.7mm unfolded) and it weighs just 231 grams.
For reference, the thinnest foldable until this point was the Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 which measures 11.2mm in its folded state and weighs 262 grams.
The other neat design element on the Magic V2 is its gearless unibody hinge mechanism which uses a 3D-printed titanium alloy cover developed by Honor. The folding mechanism also uses custom short screws in the hinge component. There’s no official ingress protection but Honor did confirm Magic V2 features P2i coating on all internal elements which protect it against accidental water splashes.
Magic V2 boasts a 7.92-inch LTPO OLED primary screen with a 2,156 x 2,344 px resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate. The panel is HDR 10+ compliant and can crank out up to 1,600 nits of brightness in auto mode. Honor also added a 3,840Hz high-frequency PWM dimming for flicker-free animations. The main display also features a 16MP front-facing camera housed in a punch-hole cutout and supports stylus input.
The cover screen comes in at 6.43 inches. It’s a 10-bit OLED panel with 2,376 x 1,060px resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate. It features the same high-frequency PWM dimming as the main display and up to 2,500 nits peak brightness in auto mode. The other interesting bit is that the cover screen also supports stylus input which is a nice addition for jotting down notes on the go.
Magic V2 is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset featuring an overclocked Cortex-X3 prime core at 3.36 GHz. The device is available with 12GB RAM and 256/512 GB storage while the Magic V2 Ultrame features 16GB RAM and 1TB of storage.
Around the back, Magic V2 brings a 50MP main cam (f/1.9 aperture and OIS) alongside a 50MP ultrawide module (f/2.0 aperture) as well as a 20MP telephoto module with 2.5x optical zoom and OIS.
The software front is covered by MagicOS 7.2 based on Android 13. Magic V2 comes with a 5,000 mAh silicon-carbon battery and 66W wired charging.
Magic V2 arrives in Black, Silk Black, Silk Purple and Gold colors. The baseline 12/256GB trim is priced at CNY 8,999. The 12/512GB version is CNY 9,999 while Magic V2 Ultimate edition with 16GB RAM and 1TB storage will go for CNY 11,999.
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Pre-orders in China start later today while open sales are scheduled for July 20. Honor did not confirm international pricing and availability just yet.
I ask what is the price of this phone
All I'm waiting for is a stylus housed in a folding phone ,Hopefully Honor will bring this to the table, Same sung hasn't really changed much since the Zfold 3 except the price going upwards.....
Is it compatible with US based networks