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Following its launch in the native China, Honor’s chic foldable phone is likely to hit the global market. The device is reported to be the new rival of Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5. The announcement came at the IFA event in Berlin on the sidelines of the release of a fashion-inspired foldable concept phone called the Honor V Purse.
The Magic V2 will hit the markets in Europe and the UK in parts before the first quarter of next year, while the device is unlikely to make its way to the US and Australia in the near future. Honor says there are currently no plans for a release in the United States. The company didn’t shed light on the pricing details but in its native China, the V2 is available at an introductory price of 8,999 yuan which is equivalent to approximately $1,250, £970 or AU$1,850.
The Magic V2 is likely to ship by the end of September.
The Magic V2, first unveiled early this year, is an elegant foldable phone that has heightened the standard in the foldable device landscape. Upon folding, the device collapses for 9.9mm thickness, making it the world’s thinnest foldable phone. Interestingly, V2 is just 1.3mm thicker than the standard iPhone 14.
Check out the Honor Magic V2’s full specs below:
|Dimensions (folded):||156.7 x 74.1 x 9.9mm|
|Dimensions (unfolded):||156.7 x 145.4 x 4.7mm|
|OS:||MagicOS 7.2 atop Android 13|
|Display (foldable):||7.92-inch OLED (2156 x 2344)|
|Display (outer):||6.43-inch OLED (1060 x 2376)|
|Chipset:||Snapdragon 8 Gen 2|
|Storage:||256GB, 512GB, 1TB|
|Rear Cameras:||50MP (f/1.9) main, 50MP (f/2.0) ultra-wide, 20MP (f/2.4) telephoto|
Despite being slim and compact in size the device is powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset along with a triple-camera module. Magic V2 sports telephoto camera with a sizable battery that supports 66-watt quick charging. It also features stylus support. But unlike its close rival Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5, it lacks a significant IP rating for water- and dust-resistance.