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Honor Magic V is the first foldable with Snapdragon 8 Gen 1

by on11 January 2022

7.9-inches main and 6.45-inch cover screen

It was bound to happen and the first Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 foldable phone honor goes to Honor Magic V, a rather neat looking 6.45-inch phone that unfolds into 7.9-inch one.

The Honor Magic V measures at 160.4x141.1x6.7mm when unfolded and rather reasonable and 160.4x72.7x14.3mm when folded. Such dimensions make it closer to a standard phone when folded with a 21:9 aspect ratio, something that Honor was keen to point out when they compared it to the Galaxy Z Fold3, which has a rather narrow 25:9 ratio. It also comes with a glass front and glass back, and there is an optional eco-leather back as well.

The main 7.9-inch screen, which folds completely flat, is a flexible OLED screen with 2272x1984 resolution, leaving it with a 10.3:9 aspect ratio and a 90Hz refresh rate. As expected, it is a 10-bit panel with HDR10+ support and 800nits of peak brightness. It also gets IMAX Enhanced certification, making it one of the first foldable phones with such a rating.

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The 6.45-inch cover screen is pretty impressive too, and in addition to the 21:9 aspect ratio, you get 2560x1080 resolution, leaving it with 431ppi of pixel density. It is also an OLED screen so 10-bit and HDR10+ support is there as well. It has 1000nits peak brightness.

Honor equipped the Magic V with a triple main rear camera system, with three 50-megapixel modules. The main 50MP camera features an f/1.9, 23mm wide lens, with PDAF and Laser AF. It is backed by another 50MP sensor behind an f/2.0 20mm wide lens with PDAF and 50MP f/2.2 13mm ultrawide one. It also has a dual-LED dual-tone flash. The front camera is a 42-megapixel one with an f/2.4 lens.

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As noted, the Magic V is powered by Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC, paired up with 12GB of RAM and either 256GB or 512GB of internal storage. It has a 4,750mAh battery with 66W fast charging, which should get it up to 50 percent in 15 minutes. As expected, it runs on Honor's Magic UI 6.0 based on Android 12 and comes in Titanium Silver, Black, and Burnt Orange colors.

The rest of the specifications include all the usual connectivity options provided by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC, side-mounted fingerprint sensor and stereo speakers.

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The price starts at CNY 9,999 ($1,570), which is a pretty penny, and it should go on sale in China as of January 18th. It appears that Honor still hasn't decided if the Magic V will be available outside of China.


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