Honor Debuts New Foldable Smartphone, The Honor Magic Vs

We have been on the bottom in London, UK, on November 23, testing the newest…

Honor Debuts New Foldable Smartphone, The Honor Magic Vs

We have been on the bottom in London, UK, on November 23, testing the newest flagship from agency MUO favorites, Honor. The model is ready to launch its new foldable handset globally quickly, having actually simply dropped the gadget into Chinese language Honor followers’ arms.


So, what’s the Honor Magic Vs all about? Let’s take a primary take a look at the gadget {hardware}…


Palms on With the Honor Magic Vs

The Honor Magic Vs is the newest gadget to drop right into a quickly rising repertoire of superior smartphones stocking the model’s steady. It’s a foldable smartphone, launched in China first for 7499 RMB (about $1050, or £900), with a world launch deliberate sooner or later within the close to future (dates and territories TBC). Let’s check out a number of the {hardware} specs.

Unfolding the Honor Magic Vs: Kind Issue

Honor Debuts New Foldable Smartphone, The Honor Magic Vs

As talked about, the Honor Magic Vs is a foldable smartphone. For those who’re on the lookout for an actual world comparability, then the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 might be your closest, looks-wise. When folded, the gadget is just 12.9mm skinny and weighs solely 261g (making it lighter than the Z Fold 4, by two grams).

Due to the revolutionary hinge deployed within the Magic Vs, the telephone unfolds like a allure, with no noticeable crease down the centre of its display screen. All good there then. Plus, Honor tells us you will get 400,000 folds out of your gadget; the equal of 100 folds a day for ten years, by which era you are more likely to be in your fifth folding Honor smartphone, when you prefer to sustain with smartphone tendencies.

The telephone fold/unfolding motion is extremely easy. That is possible all the way down to the gearless hinge design Honor has adopted, which options much less shifting elements and so is structurally higher positioned to deal with fixed folding and unfolding than competitor folding handsets.

Honor Magic Vs: Twin Show Delight

Honor Magic Vs unfolded front view

Honor’s Magic Vs folds on the vertical axis, which means down the center, from prime to backside. Folded, you have received a 6.45-inch entrance show, boasting a not-too-shabby 90% display screen to physique ratio and 21:9 side ratio. Unfurling the gadget presents you with the crease-free, inner twin show, with a extra tablet-like 7.9-inch display screen.

The display screen helps 100% of the DCI-P3 coloration gamut, which means it will possibly ship 1.07 billion colours. Basically, any media you view on the gadget is gonna look superior. A refresh price standing at 120 Hz means any media do watch, can be buttery easy, as will the rest that occurs on the display screen.

The display screen is a delight to behold. Flipping between the entrance display screen and the bigger inner display screen is instantaneous, and each screens are extremely responsive to the touch. Scrolling is superb, with no noticeable blur or stutter when flying by way of the app drawer.

Hotshots: The Honor Magic Vs Digicam

Honor Magic Vs sensor array

Honor’s earlier launch, the Honor 70 (try our assessment, right here), was the primary smartphone to debut Sony’s 54 MP IMX800 sensor. Fortunately, Honor has continued to make use of this sensor with the Magic Vs, so we all know we’ll get some excellent snaps with this handset.

Alongside the 54 MP primary sensor we have got an equally spectacular 50 MP large angle, and an 8 MP optical zoom digital camera. The gadget makes us of Honor’s AI Picture Engine, which (from prior expertise) permits the telephone to layer photographs from all three sensors, leading to epic smartphone pics.

The digital camera array on the again of the handset follows a extra acquainted type, as Honor tries to minimise the burden of the gadget. Gone is the “Eye of Muse” current on the Magic4 Professional, and there aren’t any twin rings as per the Honor 70. As an alternative, we’ve an oblong digital camera island.

Honor Magic Vs: Pure Processing Energy

Honor Magic Vs folded bottom view

On paper, the Honor Magic Vs feels like its going to carry out completely, and will outperform a few of its primary rivals (paying consideration Samsung?). The telephone ships loaded with Qualcomm’s SnapDragon 8+ 1st Gen, so it will be speedy, no matter you throw at it. And with that tablet-like display screen, you possibly can guess you are going to be packing productiveness with this in your arms.

The gadget additionally runs MagicOS 7.0, so that is the newest software program pores and skin honor has produced for Android 12 overlay. Honor guarantees a “raft of good options” which is able to allow the person to extend productiveness with their smartphone.

Honor Magic Vs: Life in Colour

Honor Magic Vs unfolded rear view

So, what in regards to the colorways? Properly, the Magic Vs is available in three colorways which, if this author’s reminiscence serves him appropriately, are the identical colours because the Magic4 Professional. So, it’s going to are available Orange, Cyan, and Black (our hands-on model is the Black variant). As with the Magic4 Professional, the Vs orange model additionally incorporates a slightly snazzy PU leather-based rear face, which makes for an fascinating hand-feel with a smartphone.

We checked out all three colorways, and (maybe a bit biased contemplating this author’s ginger hair) we favor the Orange handset above the opposite two.

Introducing the Honor Magic Vs

So, that’s your first look. We’re positive you will agree that the Honor Magic Vs feels like a top-notch smartphone, and specifically a top-notch foldable. Hold your eyes peeled for our full assessment, coming quickly.