During a press conference, Honor unveiled the Honor Magic V2, breaking the world record for the flagship with the smallest foldable screen. It beats the Huawei Mate X3 with an astonishing 4.7mm thickness when unfolded and 9.9mm when folded. The phone weighs just 231g, making it lighter than the Huawei Mate 50 RS (236g) and the iPhone 14 Pro Max (240g).
The main drawbacks of foldable displays, such as weight and thickness, are addressed with the Honor Magic V2. Its innovation makes it an excellent choice for a primary device. The device’s tiny and light design required the creation of a custom-made Luban titanium hinge. Using Honor’s Mortise and Tenon integrated molding technology, the hinge combines the wave cover and main body to reduce the number of keel components by 70%. The hinge replaces surgical grade stainless steel with new shield steel that is 25% thinner and 20% stronger, developed by Honor.
A focus on reliability resulted in the hinge achieving SGS High-Reliability Folding Quality Gold Level certification and a folding life of over 400,000 times. A suspended water drop structure, zero gear structure, and multi-angle free hovering are all the Honor Magic V2 elements.
The device has dual displays on the inside and outside, both of which support 120Hz LTPO, giving it great display quality. High-frequency PWM dimming at 3840Hz ensures eye protection. The revolutionary Goodix technologies for fingerprint scanner, foldable screen touch, active pen, global touchpad, intelligent audio amplification, and health sensing are all included in the Honor Magic V2.
The second-generation Snapdragon 8 Advanced Edition powers the Honor Magic V2. It features Honor’s proprietary C1 communication chip, which ensures reliable connectivity even in places with poor signal. The camera setup includes a triple camera system with state-of-the-art algorithms.
The MagicOS 7.2 operating system on the Honor Magic V2 provides a seamless user experience similar to that of the iPhone. It adds the parallel space’ feature to ensure user privacy and allow simultaneous play in two places.
The smartphone is available in two variants: 16+256GB for 8,999 yuan ($1,256) and 16+512GB for 9,999 yuan ($1,395). Available colors include elegant black, velvet black, velvet purple, and gold. The 11,999 yuan ($1,674) Ultimate Edition is aimed at business users and comes with a stylus, etched texture, and black gold design.