The Honor Magic V will be the company’s first foldable phone, arriving on Monday, January 10. It’s an ambitious horizontally foldable phone — it will be the first to feature a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset — but aside from a few teasers, Honor has kept the specs mostly secret. The leaked information gives us a glimpse of what’s to come next week.
The Magic V will have a 7.9-inch internal display, an OLED with a resolution of 2,272 x 1,984 pixels (that’s a square 10.3:9 aspect ratio). The display will have a 90 Hz refresh rate. An official teaser video hints at a seamless design, the next big thing for foldables.
As far as we can tell, there’s no selfie camera on that internal display, but there’s one on the 6.45-inch cover display. This is also an OLED panel, with a not-too-high 21.3:9 aspect ratio and a higher refresh rate, 120 Hz. According to the leaked data, the selfie camera will feature a 42 MP sensor (f/2.4 aperture).
The camera setup on the back will feature three 50 MP sensors, including a wide-angle module (f/1.9) and an ultra-wide-angle (f/2.2). The third module will be a “spectral enhancement camera”, whatever that means (doesn’t sound like a zoom camera).
The Honor Magic V measures 160.4 x 72.7 x 14.3 mm when folded and 160.4 x 141.1 x 6.7 mm when unfolded. That’s roughly the same size as the Huawei Mate X2. The Honor foldable also weighs about the same at 293 grams.
That’s a 4,750 mAh battery, a bit larger than the Huawei’s, and it charges faster at 66W. The exterior will be available in three finishes – gloss black, white with stripes, and an orange faux leather back (which we also saw in official hands-on images).
The Honor Magic V will be available in three colorways, one of which features faux leather
The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset will be paired with 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB or 512 GB of internal storage. It will run Android 12 with MagicUI 6 out of the box, Honor’s latest OS skin that may have some foldable features.
None of this comes cheap, though. Rumored prices suggest CNY 14,000 for the 256GB model and CNY 15,000 for the 512GB model. That base price translates to around $2,200 – double the cost of the Xiaomi Mix Fold (currently CNY 7,000), the same as the Oppo Find N (CNY 7,700), but lower than the Mate X2 price tag (CNY 17,800) .