Honor teases the Magic V: Its first foldable phone

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Celebrating its first anniversary, Honor just teased the release of its first foldable smartphone, the Magic V. The company posted a picture on its Twitter and Weibo accounts, showing a semi-folded device, without revealing many details.


  • Honor showed a preview of its first foldable smartphone.
  • The device is rumored to be similar to Huawei's Mate X line.
  • The Honor Magic V will pack flagship specifications and "will be released soon".

The Twitter post curiously teased that the Magic V will be Honor's "first foldable flagship phone", even though the company still hasn't launched a foldable mobile. The tweet suggests the device may be equipped with the recently announced Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor.

On the Weibo post, the brand announced the device "will be released soon", without sharing details on an expected launch date. According to George Zhao, Honor's CEO, the Magic V will be a "leading folding smartphone in 2022".

According to leaker Digital Chat Station, not only the Magic V is equipped with the Snapdragon 8g1 SoC, but the device will launch in January. Back in September, the same profile posted that the device would have a form factor similar to the Mate X2, with an inward folding screen, just like the Galaxy Z Fold series.

Let's just hope it isn't simply a Mate X2 rebrand, bringing at least updated specs like the Magic 3 line did over the Mate 40 models. Speaking about Honor's former parent company, Huawei will announce on the 23rd of December its first compact foldable, the P50 Pocket, packing a similar camera module design as the siblings' Honor 50/Huawei Nova 9.

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Rubens Eishima

Rubens Eishima

Having written about technology since 2008 for a number of websites in Brazil, Spain, Denmark, and Germany, I specialize in the mobile ecosystem, including various models, components, and apps. I tend to not only value performance and specifications, but also things like repairability, durability, and manufacturer support. I tend to prioritize the end-user's point of view whenever possible.

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  • storm Dec 22, 2021 Link to comment

    I'm still not seeing the point. It's not saving any bulk as currently implemented.

    • Rubens Eishima
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      Dec 23, 2021 Link to comment

      Agree, maybe the Razr/ZFlip form factor makes more sense.

      But even then, I am still waiting for the rollable screen devices. (wishful thinking?)