A couple of days after telling the world that its upcoming phone was the future of foldable smartphones, the Chinese brand HONOR just presented the Magic V2 in all its glory, in an event held in China. This cutting-edge device was designed to drive widespread adoption and aims to redefine industry standards with its remarkable advancements in form factor, battery life, display quality, and user experience.
George Zhao, CEO of HONOR Device Co, Ltd., expressed his enthusiasm, stating:
“We are thrilled to introduce the HONOR Magic V2, which achieves an unprecedented level of sophistication with its thin and lightweight design, surpassing previously held notions of possibility. With its folded form closely resembling that of a traditional slate smartphone, the HONOR Magic V2 offers consumers the opportunity to embrace the very best of today’s smartphone technology.”
In the pursuit of unparalleled portability, HONOR has meticulously refined the product structure, manufacturing process, and material selection for its latest flagship smartphone. Weighing a mere 231g and measuring a mere 9.9mm in thickness (the Galaxy Z Fold 4 is 14.2mm) when folded, the HONOR Magic V2 pushes the boundaries of innovation for foldable devices.
A highlight of the HONOR Magic V2 is its first-of-its-kind Super-light Titanium Hinge, which strikes the perfect balance between weight and strength. Additionally, HONOR has developed a new, SGS-certified proprietary steel for the hinge’s main body, ensuring enhanced robustness and durability.
Thanks to these breakthrough innovations, the HONOR Magic V2 has earned the prestigious durability certification from SGS, a global authority. It can withstand more than 400,000 folds, guaranteeing a lifespan of up to ten years even with 100 folds a day.
Battery Technology for Extended Performance
The HONOR Magic V2 debuts with the thinnest dual Silicon-carbon Batteries, measuring just 2.72mm on average. These innovative batteries feature HONOR’s groundbreaking low-voltage charge energy-gathering technology, delivering greater power output at the same voltage compared to traditional graphite-based battery systems.
With a generous 5000mAh battery capacity and support for 66W HONOR SuperCharge, the HONOR Magic V2 ensures users can stay connected without the constant need for recharging.
Human-Centric Display Technology
The HONOR Magic V2 boasts a stunning foldable OLED LTPO display, offering users an immersive experience with support for an astonishing 1.07 billion colors and exceptional color accuracy. HONOR’s industry-leading 3840Hz PWM Dimming technology minimizes eye strain, ensuring comfortable viewing even during extended use.
Introducing human-centric innovations, the HONOR Magic V2 features Dynamic Dimming, which mimics the natural rhythm of light, stimulating ciliary muscle movement and reducing eye fatigue. The display’s brightness level automatically adjusts to external lighting conditions and screen time duration, providing optimal comfort for the human eye.
Furthermore, the Circadian Night Display adjusts the screen to warmer colors and reduces colors known to have a significant impact on the body’s circadian rhythm. This feature has been tested to increase melatonin levels, promoting longer and better sleep quality for users.
Setting a new standard in smartphone photography and videography, the HONOR Magic V2 is equipped with a triple rear camera setup, comprising a 50MP Main Camera (f/1.9), a 50MP Ultra-Wide Camera (f/2.0), and a 20MP Telephoto Camera (f/2.4). These advanced cameras allow users to capture impressive photos with superior light sensitivity. The front-facing dual camera setup features two 16MP Cameras (f/2.2) and supports various capture modes, empowering creators to effortlessly capture and produce content.
The HONOR Magic V2 operates on MagicOS 7.2 based on Android 13, delivering a seamless and feature-rich user experience tailored to various usage scenarios, including social interactions, lifestyle, entertainment, information, office, and travel. To ensure user privacy and security, a new parallel space feature makes its debut with the HONOR Magic V2, enabling users to easily separate work apps from personal apps.
- Internal: 7.92-inch 2K OLED display with variable LTPO refresh rate of up to 120Hz;
- External: 6.43-inch OLED display with variable LTPO refresh rate of up to 120Hz;
- Platform: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
- RAM: 16 GB
- Storage: 512 GB
- Front Camera: 16 MP
- Main Cameras:
- Primary 50 MP sensor
- 50 MP ultra-wide-angle sensor
- 20 MP 3x telephoto sensor
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 6e, Bluetooth 5.3, GPS L1+L5, USB-C 3.1, side-mounted fingerprint reader
- 5,000mAh battery with 66W USB-C charging and 50W wireless charging
- Operating System: MagicOS 7.2 based on Android 13
- Open: 156.7 x 145.4 x 4.7 mm
- Closed: 156.7 x 74.1 x 9.9 mm
- Weight: 231 grams
Pricing and Availability
The HONOR Magic V2 will be available in a range of elegant colors, including Silk Black, Silk Purple, Gold, and Black (a special version with a vegan leather back). Pre-orders for the HONOR Magic V2 will commence in China on July 12th, with prices starting from 8,999 RMB (~$1255) — for more information, please visit the official HONOR online store.
As for the US Market, since the brand does not sell any device officially in North America, we’re going to have to wait for a global version (they usually are released a couple of weeks/months later) so that whoever is interested in the device can get their hands on it.
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