Like Samsung’s Z Fold device, this is a dual-screen smartphone. It features a 6.45-inch, 431 PPI external display with 2560 x 1080 resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, and 21:9 aspect ratio. Opening it up, users can see a 7.9-inch, 381 PPI display with a 2272 x 1984 resolution, 90Hz refresh rate, and 10:9 aspect ratio.
The company says its waterdrop hinge helps make the display appear “wrinkle-free.” Oppo in its Recently announced Find N foldable.
The Magic V is 72.7mm wide and 14.3mm thick when folded, and when opened, those dimensions become 141.1mm wide and 6.7mm thick. Its 160.4mm tall case houses a 4,750mAh battery that supports 66W charging. Honor says you can fully charge the battery in 40 minutes, or 50% in 15 minutes.
The phone has a total of five cameras. The rear triple-camera array has a wide-angle camera, an ultra-wide-angle camera, and what Honor calls a “spectrum-enhanced camera.” All three are 50MP sensors. Each screen also has a 42MP selfie camera.
Magic V runs on Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 8 first generation Chipset with built-in 5G modem and Adreno 730 GPU. The Magic V has 12GB of RAM, up to 512GB of storage, dual SIM support, and stereo speakers.It uses Honor’s new Magic UI 6.0, which is based on Android 12. There is also a separate security chip for storing biometric data such as passwords and fingerprints.
The device is available in three color options: Black, Space Silver, and Burnt Orange. The silver and black models weigh in at 293 grams, slightly more than the orange model at 288 grams. The Magic V will only be available in China at first. The 256GB model costs 9,999 yen (about $1,568), while the 512GB model costs 10,999 yen (about $1,725). The Magic V will go on sale on January 18.
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