Honor Magic V is the first foldable phone with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset
The first foldable phone powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset is here – welcome to the Honor Magic V. It comes with a large 7.9-inch main folding screen that can close completely flat for extra protection and a 6.45-inch cover screen with 120 Hz refresh rate and a resolution of 2560 x 1080px (21: 9 aspect).
The dimensions of the external screen are much closer to what you would see on a regular smartphone, which should make typing and other daily tasks easier. Honor emphasized the importance of having a usable cover screen on the Magic V and even compared its on-stage solution alongside the Galaxy Z Fold3 and its tall, narrow 25: 9 outer screen.
Dimensions and specifications of the Honor Magic V cover screen
Magic V’s main 7.9-inch flexible OLED display offers a 90Hz refresh rate and 2272 x 1984 px resolution. The aspect ratio here is 10.3: 9 which splits into two areas with an aspect close to 21: 9 using two apps side by side. You also get HDR10 + support and 10-bit color along with a peak brightness of 800 nits. Magic V is also the first foldable to benefit from the IMAX Enhanced certification.
Honor doesn’t compromise on the camera experience as you get three 50MP modules on the back. A 50 MP main camera with a 23mm equivalent lens, a 50 MP ultra-wide snapper equivalent to 13mm, and a 50 MP color spectrum shooter. There are dual 42MP selfie cameras housed in punch-hole cutouts on the cover screen and on the main screen.
Honor brings 12GB of RAM as standard on all versions of the Magic V while storage ranges from 256GB to 512GB. A 4,750mAh battery with 66W wired charging is responsible for keeping the device operational. The software side is covered by Magic UI 6.0 based on Android 12.
Honor Magic V is available in the colors Titanium Silver, Black, Burnt Orange. Pricing starts at CNY 9,999 ($ 1,570) and goes up to CNY 10,999 ($ 1,725) for the 512GB storage version. First sales in China are slated for Jan. 18. A spokesperson for Honor told us that the company has yet to decide whether it will offer the Magic V outside of China.