Honor Announces Its First Foldable Smartphone Magic V [Specs]

Is it better than the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3?

honor magic v
Source: Honor

Honor just announced its first foldable smartphone, the Honor Magic V. This is another addition to the long list of companies that have started to sell foldable smartphones following Samsung. The smartphone’s form factor is similar to Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold devices.

The Honor Magic V has a large internal folding display and a smaller external display. The company has launched a foldable smartphone for the Chinese market. It is priced at ¥9,999 (around $1,569) for its 256GB storage model.

The product is expected to go on sale on January 18th. However, there is still no word on its global release.


The Honor Magic V foldable screen is 7.9 inches long diagonally. It has a resolution of 2272 x 1984 with a refresh rate of 90Hz. The cover display is 6.45 inches long with a resolution of 2560 x 1080 and a 120Hz refresh rate. Both screens are slightly bigger than Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 3.

The smartphone is running Qualcomm’s latest chipset, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. It has a 4,750mAh battery that can be charged at up to 66W. Honor claims that the smartphone can be charged up to 50% in 15 minutes.

In terms of cameras, it has triple 50MP sensors on the rear end and two 42MP sensors on the inner and outer display. The main camera has an ultrawide sensor, and something Honor is calling a “spectrum enhanced camera.”

Honor Magic V seems to be better than Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 3 in every significant category based on the specs. You can take a look at the specs yourself.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 vs. Honor Magic V

SpecsSamsung Galaxy Z Fold 3Honor Magic V
DisplayFoldable: 7.6 inches, 1768 x 2208 pixels
Dynamic AMOLED 2X, 120Hz, HDR10+, 1200 nits (peak)
Cover: 6.2 inches, 832 x 2268 pixels,
Dynamic AMOLED 2X, 120Hz, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus
Foldable: 7.9 inches,
1984 x 2272 pixels
OLED, 1B colors, 90Hz, HDR10+
Cover: 6.45 inches, 1080 x 2560 pixels
OLED, 1B colors, 120Hz, HDR10+
ChipsetQualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 5G (5 nm)Qualcomm SM8450 Snapdragon 8 Gen1 (4 nm)
CPUOcta-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 680 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 680 & 4×1.80 GHz Kryo 680)Octa-core (1×3.00 GHz Cortex-X2 & 3×2.50 GHz Cortex-A710 & 4×1.80 GHz Cortex-A510)
GPUAdreno 660Adreno 730
Memory 256GB/12GB RAM, 512GB/12GB RAM256GB/12GB RAM, 512GB/12GB RAM
Battery4400 mAh, Fast charging 25W, Fast wireless charging 11W 4750 mAh, Fast charging 66W
Main CameraTriple 12MP, ultrawide and telephoto cameraTriple 50 MP, ultrawide and spectrum enhanced camera
Selfie Camera4MP under-display camera
10 MP cover camera
2 x 42 MP (inner and outer display), HDR
Price$1800¥9,999 (around $1,569)
ColorsPhantom Black, Phantom Silver, Phantom Green, Thom Browne Edition, Wooyoungmi EditionTitanium Silver, Black, Burnt Orange

Nalin Rawat

Nalin Rawat

Nalin is a tech writer who covers VR, gaming, awesome new gadgets, and the occasional trending affairs of the tech industry. He has been writing about tech and gaming since he started pursuing Journalism in college. He has also previously worked in print organizations like The Statesman and Business Standard. In his free time, he plays FPS games and explores virtual reality. Reach out to him at @NalinRawat
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