Honor has launched the Magic V folding smartphone at an event in China. This is the company’s first folding smartphone, and joins existing foldable devices in the market including the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Oppo Find N.
Closed is a 6.45-inch screen with 21:9 aspect ratio, 2560 x 1080 resolution and 120Hz refresh rate. The body measures 72mm wide and 160mm tall, with the small bezels around the outer screen accounting for 90% screen-to-body ratio. Honor says that the special glass made the outer screen very durable, and it performed without any damage by dropping the phone from shoulder height.
Open the Honor V Magic and you’ll find a 7.9-inch screen with 10:9 aspect ratio, 90Hz refresh rate, and 2272 x 1984 pixel resolution. A layer on the screen reduces reflections, and has 1920Hz pulse-width modulation (PWM) to reduce eye strain. Honor says the closed Magic V is gapless, and is just 14.3mm thick. The hinge houses 213 components and folds like a teardrop on the screen, ensuring that there are no gaps and maintaining the slim profile of the phone.
Honor was once part of Huawei, but it was sold by the company to ensure its survival after being hit by the sanctions imposed on it by the US government. It has since launched several new smartphones, such as the Honor 50, which have all Google services installed and a Qualcomm chip inside.
The Honor Magic V is still being revealed at an event in China, and as it has been announced, we’ll update with more details here.