HONOR has unveiled its latest flagship foldable smartphone, the HONOR Magic V2, in China, as it had promised. According to HONOR, the device sets new standards in terms of slimness and weight, redefining the industry with advancements in form factor, battery life, display, and user experience.
With a weight of just 231g and a folded thickness of 9.9mm, the HONOR Magic V2 pushes the boundaries of innovation in foldable devices. It achieves this through meticulous refinement of product structure, manufacturing processes, and material selection.
Design, Display and Battery
One of the standout features of the HONOR Magic V2 is its Super-light Titanium Hinge, striking a perfect balance between weight and strength. Additionally, HONOR’s proprietary steel used in the hinge’s main body enhances durability, earning the device the prestigious durability certification from SGS.
The HONOR Magic V2 introduces the thinnest dual Silicon-carbon Batteries, measuring only 2.72mm on average. These batteries incorporate HONOR’s low-voltage charge energy-gathering technology, providing greater power output compared to graphite-based systems. The device boasts a 5000mAh battery capacity and supports 66W HONOR SuperCharge.
The foldable OLED LTPO display of the HONOR Magic V2 delivers stunning visuals, with support for 1.07 billion colors and exceptional color accuracy. Features like 3840Hz PWM Dimming technology and Dynamic Dimming minimize eye strain, ensuring comfortable viewing even during extended use. The device is equipped with an overclocked Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Latest Version SoC and 16GB of RAM.
Camera and Software
The camera setup on the HONOR Magic V2 includes a triple rear camera system with a 50MP Main Camera, a 50MP Ultra-Wide Camera, and a 20MP Telephoto Camera. These cameras leverage superior light sensing capabilities to capture impressive photos. The front-facing dual camera setup comprises two 16MP cameras and supports various capture modes.
Running on MagicOS 7.2 based on Android 13, the HONOR Magic V2 provides a smooth and feature-rich user experience for different scenarios, including social interactions, entertainment, work, and more. To prioritize user privacy and security, the device introduces a new parallel space feature, enabling users to easily separate work apps from personal apps.
Quick specifications: HONOR Magic V2
- Design: Super-light Titanium Hinge
- Display (Interior): 7.92″ Foldable LTPO OLED 120Hz display, 2344 × 2156 pixels, 90.4% Screen-to-body ratio, up to 1600 nits, 402 PPI and Stylus support
- Display (Exterior): 6.43″ 120Hz LTPO display, 2376 × 1060 pixels, 91.2% Screen-to-body ratio, up to 2500 nits, 402 PPI, Stylus support and Nanocrystal glass 2.0
- Color: 1.07 billion colors, 100% DCI-P3 wide color gamut, HDR10+
- 3840Hz PWM Dimming with TÜV Rheinland Flicker Free Certification
- Up to 3.36GHz Octa Core Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 4nm Mobile Platform Latest Version with Adreno 740 GPU
- 50MP Camera, f/1.9 aperture, LED flash, 50MP ultra-wide camera with f/2.0 aperture with OIS, macro option, 20MP Telephoto Camera with f/2.4 aperture with OIS, HONOR AI Motion Sensing Capture
- 16MP front camera with f/2.2 aperture
- Memory: 16GB RAM + 256 GB/512 GB for Magic V2 and 16GB/1 TB for Magic V2 Ultimate Edition
- Battery: 5000mAh Silicon-carbon Battery; 66W Wired HONOR SuperCharge
- Connectivity: Dual SIM, 5G SA/NSA, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ax (2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth 5.3 LE, GPS (L1 + L5 Dual band), NFC, USB 3.1 Type-C (GEN1), DP1.2
- Audio: Symmetrical Stereo Dual Speakers, certified by IMAX Enhanced, 24bit HDR 3-MIC Stereo Voice Reception and DTS X Ultra Algorithm
- Security: HTEE + QTEE Dual-Security System, Discrete Security Chipset
- Side-mounted fingerprint sensor, Infrared sensor
- MagicOS 7.2 based on Android 13
- Dimensions (H x W x D): 156.7mm x 145.4mm (74.1mm when folded) x 4.7mm (9.9mm when folded); Weight: 231g (leather) / 237g (glass)
- Colors: Black, Silk Black, Silk Purple and Gold
Pricing and availability
The HONOR Magic V2 will be offered in various color options, including Black, Gold, Silk Purple, and Silk Black (HONOR Magic V2 Ultimate Edition with a vegan leather back).
- HONOR Magic V2 16GB RAM, 256GB storage: 8999 yuan (USD 1253 or Rs. 1,02,966 approx.)
- HONOR Magic V2 16GB RAM, 512GB storage: 9999 yuan (USD 1392 or Rs. 1,14,408 approx.)
- HONOR Magic V2 Ultimate Edition (16GB RAM, 1TB storage): 11999 yuan (USD 1671 or Rs. 1,37,292 approx.)
Pre-orders for the device will begin today at hihonor.com, and it will be available for open sale starting from July 20, 2023.
Speaking at the announcement, George Zhao, CEO of HONOR Device Co, Ltd. said:
We’re excited to unveil the HONOR Magic V2, a device that pushes the boundaries of what was once thought impossible in terms of thinness and lightness. With a folded form factor similar to traditional smartphones, the HONOR Magic V2 offers unparalleled versatility and cutting-edge technology for consumers to enjoy.