Honor will unveil its first folded smartphone, the Magic V.

Honor will unveil its first folded smartphone the Magic V

After mocking their first folded smartphone in December, Honor has unveiled the Magic V.

Like Samsung's Z Fold devices, this is a dual-screen smartphone. It has a 6.45-inch, 431 PPI external display with a resolution of 2560 x 1080, a 120Hz refresh rate and a 21: 9 aspect ratio. Open it, and users can access a 7.9-inch, 381 PPI display, has a resolution of 2272 x 1984, 90Hz refresh rate and 10: 9 aspect ratio.

Both OLED screens are slightly larger than the individual Galaxy Z Fold 3 displays and support 100% DCI-P3 color gamut. Honor claims that the Magic V is the first smartphone to be bundled with IMAX Enhanced certification.

The company says their water-cooled hinge is helping to make the show appear "unbroken." Oppo uses the same hinge style in their recently announced Find N foldable.

The Magic V is 72.7mm wide and 14.3mm thick when folded, and when opened, these dimensions move to 141.1mm wide and 6.7mm thick. Its 160.4mm high case features a 4,750mAh battery that supports 66W charges. Honor claims that you can fully charge the battery in 40 minutes or to 50 percent of its capacity in just 15 minutes.

The phone has five cameras in total. The three-camera rear range includes a wide-angle camera, an ultra-wide camera and what Honor calls a “spectrum-enhanced camera”. All three are 50MP sensors. There is also a 42MP selfie camera for each screen.

The Magic V runs on Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset, which has a built-in 5G modem and Adreno 730 GPU. The Magic V has 12GB of RAM, up to 512GB of storage, dual-SIM support and stereo speakers. It uses Honor's new Magic UI 6.0, which is based on Android 12. It also has an independent security team, which stores passwords and biometric data such as fingerprints.

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The device has three color options: black, space silver and burnt orange. At 293g, the silver and black models weigh slightly more than the 288g orange variant. The Magic V will only be available in China at first. The 256GB model costs ¥ 9,999 (around $ 1,568) and the 512GB version costs ¥ 10,999 (around $ 1,725). The Magic V goes on sale on January 18th.

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