Honor, the former sub-brand of Huawei, has launched its latest foldable smartphone, the Honor Magic V2, in the global market. The device boasts of being the world’s slimmest and lightest foldable phone, with a thickness of just 4.7mm when unfolded and a weight of only 231g. The Honor Magic V2 also features a powerful Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, a large 5000mAh battery, and a versatile triple camera setup.
Honor Magic V2 Design: Sleek and Smooth
The Honor Magic V2 has a sleek and smooth design that makes it stand out from other foldable phones in the market. The device has a 6.43-inch OLED cover screen with a resolution of 2376 x 1060 pixels, and a 7.92-inch OLED inner screen with a resolution of 2344 x 2156 pixels. Both screens support a dynamic refresh rate that can go from 1Hz to 120Hz, depending on the content and battery level.
The device has a redesigned hinge that is lighter and smoother than its predecessor, the Honor Magic Vs. The hinge allows the device to fold and unfold easily, without leaving any visible gap or crease. The device also has a durable and scratch-resistant glass back, with a rectangular camera module on the top left corner.
The Honor Magic V2 comes in two color options: Black and White. The device also has stereo speakers, a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, and a USB-C port for charging and data transfer.
Honor Magic V2 Performance: Flagship and Fast
The Honor Magic V2 is powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, which is the latest flagship processor from Qualcomm. The chipset offers improved performance, efficiency, and connectivity over its predecessor, the Snapdragon 888. The chipset also supports 5G networks, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, and NFC.
The device has 16GB of RAM as standard, and three storage options: 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB. The device runs on Android 13-based MagicOS 7.2, which is Honor’s custom skin that offers various features and optimizations for the foldable phone.
The device has a large 5000mAh battery that supports 66W Honor SuperCharge wired fast charging. According to Honor, the device can charge from zero to 80% in just 30 minutes. The device also has an AI power-saving mode that can extend the battery life by adjusting the refresh rate, brightness, and performance.
Honor Magic V2 Camera: Versatile and Vivid
The Honor Magic V2 has a triple camera setup at the back, consisting of a 50MP primary camera with optical image stabilization (OIS), a 50MP ultra-wide-angle lens with a 110-degree field of view, and a 20MP telephoto lens with OIS and 2.5x optical zoom. The device also has two 16MP selfie cameras, one on each screen, for selfies, video calls, and face unlock.
The device has various camera modes and features, such as night mode, portrait mode, pro mode, panorama mode, slow-motion mode, time-lapse mode, dual-view mode, and more. The device can also record videos in up to 8K resolution at 30fps or 4K resolution at 60fps.
The device has an AI image engine that can enhance the photos and videos by adjusting the exposure, color, contrast, sharpness, noise reduction, and more. The device also has an AI scene recognition feature that can detect different scenarios and objects and apply the best settings accordingly.
Honor Magic V2 Price and Availability: Competitive and Confirmed
Honor has confirmed that the Honor Magic V2 will be available in multiple markets outside China, unlike the Huawei Mate X60 series that will be confined to their home country. The device will launch in select European markets such as Germany, Italy, Spain, Ireland, and the UK in early next year. The device will also launch in some Latin American markets later on.
Honor has not revealed the pricing of the Honor Magic V2 for the global market yet. However, based on its China pricing, the device is expected to be cheaper than its main rival, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3. The base variant of the Honor Magic V2 with 16GB RAM + 256GB storage sells in China for CNY 8,999 (approx. ₹1,03,000), while the Galaxy Z Fold3 with similar configuration sells for CNY 11,999 (approx. ₹1,37,000).
Honor has also announced some accessories for the Honor Magic V2 such as cases, wireless earbuds, and wireless chargers. These accessories will be sold separately or bundled with the device in some markets.