Samsung Finally Has Competition in the Foldable Market
While there are a lot of smartphones that fold but not many are readily available around the world, such as Samsung’s Galaxy Z series. However, Honor has finally brought the competition across the world market.
It’s called the Honor Magic Vs, the new flagship of the company that folds up launched as part of a two-day conference in China which ended today. It’s lighter and slimmer than its predecessor. the reduction in weight is due to the unique hinge that lets the device close without leaving a gap. In terms of proportions, it’s identical to its predecessor, the Xiaomi Mix Fold 2.It’s only available in China at the moment, but it will be launching globally soon.
Design and Display
The display’s inner screen is an 7.9-inch OLED that has 90Hz refresh rate 800 nits of brightness 1, billion colors and HDR10+ compatibility, making it a worthy competition with that of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold series.
This external 6.45″ OLED has a high aspect ratio as well as a 2560 pixels resolution of 1080×2560 pixels, with 120Hz refresh rate as well as HDR10+ capability. The two panels are able to display more than 1 billion colors due to being 10-bit.
Honor claims that the hinge folds up and is meticulously designed with “single-piece processing technology”, that results in a virtually wrinkle-free device. It has also been checked by Honor Labs to withstand over 400 000 folds, which is more than ten years use. It can fold 100 times every day. Instead of 92 components currently, there are only four elements to ensure the strength and durability.
Internals and Software
While it is true that the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 is not the most current Qualcomm chipset, it’s still an extremely powerful flagship processor. There are two memory options 12/256 GB and 12/512 GB, aswell an updated model with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage that is less expensive.Honor’s MagicOS 7.0 is built on Android 12. It’s designed to fold displays on devices like the Magic Vs.
The Honor Magic Vs features a new triple camera setup that has an F/1.9 lens that is atop the Sony IMX800 54MP main sensor. It’s similar to that of the Honor 70 Pro series. An 8MP telephoto camera that has 3x optical zoom comes along with a 50MP ultrawide-angle camera that can also function as macro lens.Honor hasn’t specified the type of sensor that is located on the front. It does have an f/2.45 aperture and a resolution of 16 MP.
Pricing and Battery
Despite being slim however, it is able to provide a 5,000mAh battery packed with 66W of rapid charging. It can charge the phone to full capacity in just 46 minutes.The Honor Magic Vs is available in three color options , which include the colors of cyan, orange, and black, and two distinct options in gold and black. The 8/256GB model is priced at $1,050. the 12/256 GB version is priced at $1,120 and the highest 12/512 GB model costs at $1,260 China. The global prices are likely to be more expensive.Honor is confirming that Magic Vs is going global in the first quarter of 2023.
Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
CPU: Octa-core (1×3.0 GHz Cortex-X2 & 3×2.5 GHz Cortex-A710 & 4×1.80 GHz Cortex-A510)
GPU: Adreno 730
OS: Android 12, Magic UI 7
Supported Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE, 5G
Principal: 7.9” OLED that folds with 1984 x 2272 pixels resolution, 90% refresh speed, HDR10+, 10-bit colors with stylus support
Secondary6.45″OLED” that has 1080 pixels resolution. 120Hz refresh rate 1200 nits 10-bit colors and stylus support
RAM: 8GB, 12GB
Internal: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB
Slot: Card slot There is no
Rear (Triple): 54 MP, f/1.9, (wide), 1/1.49”, 1.0um, PDAF, Laser AF
8 MP, f/2.4, (telephoto), PDAF, 3x optical zoom, OIS
50 MP, f/2.0, (ultrawide)
Colors: Cyan, Black, Orange
Fingerprint sensor: Side-mounted
The battery: 5000 mAh, 66W rapid charging