There are people who are convinced of folded smartphones. Will they be interested in Honor Magic V? It cannot be ruled out that it is.
Honor Magic V, the first and immediately top
It is known that not only Huawei, but also Honor are currently playing a smaller role in the mobile market. The US sanctions turned out to be very painful, although both brands (because they have not been officially linked for some time, which by the way allowed Honor to avoid some of the problems) are not giving up their smartphones. Well, they even try their strength on extremely slippery ground, because folded smartphones should be considered as such, for which the demand is still very limited. At the end of last year, the Huawei P50 Pocket was released, today, as announced, Honor Magic V was presented.
Honor Magic V is the first foldable smartphone with this logo. According to emerging information to heat up the atmosphere, we were going to receive a top-shelf device before the premiere. Are we dealing with him? At first glance, it seems so. Although you can also see elements that some may be missing.
Two OLED screens, one foldable
The closed Honor Magic V will allow you to use a screen with a diagonal of 6.45 inches, a resolution of 2560 x 1080 pixels and a high refresh rate of 120 Hz. The internal folding screen is bigger. It measures 7.9 inches with a resolution of 2272 x 1984 pixels and a refresh rate of 90 Hz. In both cases, the manufacturer focused on OLED technology.
During the presentation, the hinges used were also praised, which on the one hand are to be characterized by adequate durability, and at the same time make Honor Magic V one of the slimmest folding smartphones and looking the most aesthetic when folded. It is also the first such design that can boast support not only for HDR10 +, but also for IMAX Enhanced.
The smartphone’s frame is made of aluminum, and the reinforced glass covers not only the external display, but also the back. At least in selected color versions, because the orange one has been finished with natural leather. The design is spoiled by the front cameras (two identical), but as you can see, Honor is not yet ready to hide them (and, for example, the retractable module was not an option here).
In this way, the durability of the Honor Magic V was presented. It can be discussed, but in the end it was like the Tesla Cybertruck show and its shaft was not there.
Specification of Honor Magic V
- Android 12 with MagicUI 6
- folded OLED, 7.9 inch, 2272 x 1984 screech, 90 Hz
- external OLED, 6.45 inches, 2560 x 1080 pixels, 120 Hz
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor, Adreno 730
- 12 GB RAM
- 256 GB / 512 GB internal memory
- main camera 50 Mpix f / 1.9 + 50 Mpix f / 2.2 + 50 Mpix f / 2.0 + TOF
- front camera 42 Mpix f / 2.4
- Bluetooth 5.2, Wi-Fi 6 (2.4 GHz + 5 GHz), NFC, 4G, 5G
- stereo speakers
- 4750 mAh battery, 66 W quick charge
- dimensions 160.4 x 72.7 x 14.3 mm – 160.4 x 141.1 x 6.7 mm
What is Honor Magic V missing and what does it have an advantage in?
The whole thing, however, is not waterproof, and as you may know, some collapsible structures can boast of it. There is also no headphone jack and wireless battery charging. On the other hand, it is worth appreciating that wired charging will allow you to use up to 66W of power.
The very high performance is also noteworthy, it is the first foldable smartphone with the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor, and the manufacturer did not spare the memory resources. He also declares that he took care of sufficiently effective cooling based on graphene.
Prices and availability of the Honor Magic V smartphone
As you can see in the photos, the manufacturer has prepared three color versions – Titanium Silver, Black and Burnt Orange. At the same time, you can expect two variants that differ in memory resources, and this will have an impact on prices.
- Honor Magic V 256 GB – 9,999 yuan (about PLN 6300)
- Honor Magic V 512 GB – 10 999 yuan (about PLN 6900)
On the Chinese market, sales will start later this month. Will Honor Magic V also be available in other regions? A spokesman for Honor said that no final decision had yet been made on the matter.