The Chinese Technology giant Huawei launches another foldable phone to its sub-brand Honor. Specifications of Honor Magic V foldable smartphone indicates that the phone is coupled with the new Qualcomm snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC.
Honor Magic V is the first foldable phone to come with Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC. It also comes with a separate security chip, a triple rear camera setup, two hole-punch front cameras (one on the outside and one on the inside), and a specially-designed waterdrop hinge technology that is claimed to be the slimmest among foldable phones.
It comes in two variants, whereby maintaining the same RAM size of 12GB with different ROM storage respectively. The Magic V, however, appears in Black, Burnt Orange, and Space Silver colours.
Honor Magic V Foldable Specifications
Dual-SIM Honor Magic V sports a 7.9-inch foldable flexible OLED inner display (1,984×2,272 pixels) with a 90Hz refresh rate. The screen has a 10.3:9 aspect ratio, HDR10+ certification, 100 percent DCI-P3 wide color gamut, and reflectivity of less than 1.5 percent, as per Honor. The phone measures 160.4×72.7×14.3mm in folded state and 160.4×141.1×6.7mm in unfolded state. The leather variant weighs about 288 grams and the glass version weighs about 293 grams.
The company also says that the smartphone uses a new generation of magnetron nano-optical film to reduce the screen reflection and is the first foldable smartphone to receive the IMAX Enhanced certification.
On the outer screen, the Honor Magic V foldable sports a 6.45-inch curved OLED nano microcrystalline display with a 21.3:9 aspect ratio, a 120Hz refresh rate, and a 1,080×2,560 pixels resolution. This screen is also HDR10+ certified and supports 100 percent DCI-P3 wide color gamut.
Huawei says that the advanced waterdrop hinge technology of the Honor Magic V foldable is the slimmest among foldable products in the market. It is claimed to be crafted with high-strength titanium alloy, zirconium liquid metals, and high-strength carbon fibres. Honor says it has 213 parts and has been tested 200,000 times.
Honor Magic V Foldable Phone runs Android 12-based Magic UI 6.0. As said earlier, the Honor Magic V has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 5G SoC, and it is the first foldable phone to come with the flagship chipset.
There is an intelligent cooling system that comprises third-generation graphene and an AI intelligent thermal management system to keep the temperature of the phone under control, as per Honor. The foldable phone is offered with 12GB of RAM and up to 512GB storage.
The smartphone packs a 4,750mAh battery with support for 66W Honor SuperCharge charging technology. It is claimed to juice up the handset from 0 to 50 percent in 15 minutes.
Honor Magic V Foldable Camera
Honor Magic V comes with a 50-megapixel primary sensor that is paired with a wide angle lens with an f/1.9 aperture. There is also a 50-megapixel spectrum-enhanced sensor with an f/2.0 lens and another 50-megapixel sensor with an f/2.2 ultra-wide-angle lens.
The rear camera supports 4K video recording and supports electronic image as well as video stabilisation. It offers up to 10x digital zoom and comes with an LED flash. The outer screen has a 42-megapixel sensor with an f/2.4 lens packed in a centrally aligned hole-punch cutout. The front camera on the inner screen has the same specifications as the one on the outer screen.
Honor Magic V foldable is equipped with a dual-security system for improved security for passwords and biometrics like fingerprints. It features symmetrical two-speaker stereo system with DTS:X Ultra Technology.
Connectivity options include 5G, 4G LTE, dual band Wi-Fi 6 (2×2 MIMO), NFC, USB Type-C, and Bluetooth v5.2. It comes with LINK Turbo X technology that offers fast download speeds and quick switching between Wi-Fi and cellular networks. Sensors include gravity sensor, infrared sensor, fingerprint sensor (on the side), gyroscope, compass, and light sensor.
Honor Magic V Price, Availability
The Honor Magic V price has been set at CNY 9,999 (roughly ₦650,000) for the 12GB RAM + 256GB storage version, and CNY 10,999 (roughly ₦715,000) for the 12GB RAM + 512GB storage version. The Honor smartphone will be available in China starting on January 18.