'Honor Magic Vs' foldable phone launches in China 'Honor Magic Vs' foldable phone launches in China
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‘Honor Magic Vs’ foldable phone launches in China

‘Honor Magic Vs’ foldable phone launches in China

The device weighs 261g and is said to be the industry’s lightest foldable smartphone currently

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Global technology brand Honor has announced the China launch of the Honor Magic Vs and the Honor 80 Series.

Slim and lightweight, the Honor Magic Vs is 12.9mm thin when folded and weighs 261g, making it the industry’s lightest foldable smartphone currently.

Contributing to the lightweight, the smartphone packs with gearless hinge crafted with a single-piece casting processing technology, which drastically reduces the number of components of supporting structure used in the hinge from 92 to 44, while maintaining its durability and sturdiness.

Built with aerospace-grade materials, the hinge is able to withstand over 400,000 folds, equivalent to more than 10 years of use with 100 folds per day.

“We are thrilled to introduce our next-generation foldable flagship, the Honor Magic Vs, which packs groundbreaking innovations and exceptional user experience into an elegant and stylish design,” said Geroge Zhao, CEO of Honor Devices.

“The Honor Magic Vs will be our very first foldable flagship to debut in overseas markets and we are confident that it will deliver huge advancements, transforming how people all around the world use their smartphone.”

Display
The Honor Magic Vs features a 6.45–inch display when folded, with a user-friendly 21:9 aspect ratio and 90 per cent screen-to-body ratio, allowing users to view content and input text with ease. When folded, it delivers a tablet-like experience with an extra-wide 7.9-inch internal display, for users who seek multi-tasking.

The smartphone supports a 100 per cent DCI-P3 colour gamut and delivers up to 1.07 billion colours, enabling users to enjoy visuals in true-to-life colours.

With a screen refresh rate of up to 120Hz, viewers are guaranteed an immersive entertainment experience whether they are watching movies, browsing the web or gaming.

Offering professional eye comfort solutions, the device is packed with dynamic dimming which adjusts screen brightness in an intelligent and dynamic way to reduce the eye strain caused by extensive screentime.

Photography and audio experience
The Honor Magic Vs features a triple-camera system comprising a 54MP IMX800 main camera, a 50MP ultra-wide and macro main camera and an 8MP 3X optical zoom camera, allowing users to capture captivating images in detail, delivering a superior photography and videography experience.

It is also equipped with the brand’s proprietary Al-enabled Image Engine.

Performance
Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 Mobile Platform, the foldable smartphone is equipped with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage or 12GB RAM and 256/512GB storage, increasing overall processing speeds and storage capacity.

Supporting 66W Wired SuperCharge, the smartphone enables the battery to be fully charged up to 100 per cent within 46 minutes.

Security
The Honor Magic Vs comes with a Dual TEE (Trusted Execution Environment) security system co-developed with Qualcomm which offers hardware-level protection to users, ensuring enhanced privacy and security.

Running the latest MagicOS 7.0 based on Android 12, the Honor Magic Vs packs a raft of enhanced smart features to aid multi-tasking, enhancing productivity to the maximum.

Honor 80 Series
Comprising the Honor Pro and the Honor 80, the Series takes mobile vlogging to a whole new level. The AI Vlog Master feature helps identify shooting scenarios accurately and recommends the best-fit shooting mode including Macro12, Night13, Portrait, Solo Cut, Multi-Video and HDR Video to enable a seamless photography experience. Equipped with brand’s Image Engine, the series enhances image processing and adjusts it with different lighting conditions to deliver vivid images, every time.

To deliver an exceptional photography experience, the Honor 80 Series features a 160MP lltra-clear Main Camera, boasting a large 1/1.56-inch sensor with a native 2.24um pixel which captures more light, delivering high-quality photos in stunning detail, even in low light conditions.

The Honor 80 Pro is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 Mobile Platform, boasting a large 4,800mAh battery, running the latest MagicOS 7.0 to deliver flagship-level performance for an elevated user experience.

Colour, pricing and availability
The Honor Magic Vs is available in colours including Orange, Cyan and Black. Currently, the smartphone is available to pre-order in China with a starting price of RMB7,499.

The Honor 80 Series is available in four colourways including Ripple Blue, Sunrise Pink, Emerald Green and Midnight Black. The series is available for pre-order in China with a starting price of RMB2,699.

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