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Honor Magic V: World's First Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Powered Foldable Smartphone Official

Honor Magic V unfolded in hand

The long-awaiting first Honor foldable smartphone is here! Today, the firm unwrapped its latest offering in China, which is the company's first Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 device and the world's first foldable smartphone to be powered by the chipset. We are talking about the Honor Magic V of course.

The device has a 7.9-inch Full HD+ inner foldable OLED screen and a 6.45-inch Full HD+ cover screen that is AMOLED. Both screens are made by BOE, the firm revealed. It uses a water drop hinge that comprises of 213 parts, this makes sure that the foldable screen is gapless when folded (or closed).

The firm said that the hinge have a lifespan of 200,000 based on tests done in the lab. The Honor Magic V is jam packed when it comes to photography - there are five different cameras in total on the device, three 50MP cameras on the rear, a 42MP camera above the foldable screen, and a 42MP above the cover screen.

It will be available in different varieties—in Orange with leather back, in Black with AG glass, and in Silver with strip patterned glass back.

Honor Magic V front rear view

Honor Magic V Specifications

  • Primary Display: 7.9-inch FHD+ (2272x1984) OLED, 90Hz refresh rate, 10.3:9 aspect ratio, HDR10+, 1.07 billion colors (10-bit), DCI-P3 wide color gamut, 800 nits peak brightness
  • Secondary Display: 6.45-inch FHD+ (2560x1080) AMOLED, 120Hz refresh rate, 21:9 aspect ratio, HDR10+, 1.07 billion colors (10-bit), DCI-P3 wide color gamut, 1000 nits peak brightness,
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 4nm 64-bit chipset
  • GPU: Adreno (Next Gen)
  • RAM: 12GB
  • Storage: 256GB / 512GB (non-expandable)
  • Rear Camera (Triple): 50MP, f/1.9 aperture, PDAF, Laser AF, dual-tone LED flash; secondary 50MP ultra-wide angle (122°) camera with f/2.2 aperture; 50MP ultra spectrum camera with f/2.0 aperture
  • Front Cover Camera: 42MP, f/2.4 aperture
  • Under Display Camera: 42MP, f/2.4 aperture
  • Audio: Dual stereo speakers, USB Type-C audio
  • Water Protection: None
  • Operating System: Android 12, Magic UI 6.0 (Google Play Services is region dependent)
  • Biometrics: Side-mounted fingerprint sensor
  • SIM: Dedicated dual SIM (nano + nano)
  • Connectivity: 5G (SA/NSA), Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11ax (Dual-band), Bluetooth 5.2 LE, GPS dual band (L1+L5), GLONASS, NFC, USB Type-C (Gen 3.1), IR sensor
  • Dimensions: 160.4 x 141.1 x 6.7 mm (unfolded) / 160.4 x 72.7 x 14.3 mm (folded)
  • Weight: 288 grams (leather) / 293 grams (glass)
  • Battery: 4,750mAh, 66W fast wired charging, 5W reverse wireless charging

Price starts at CN¥9999 (US$1568) for the 12GB/256GB version, while the 12GB/512GB version costs CN¥10999 (US$1725). Pre-orders begin today and sales on January 18th in China.

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