Honor has launched its latest foldable phone, the Magic Vs, to the international market. It is thinner and lighter than the company’s first-gen foldable and features a completely new sophisticated hinge mechanism. Let’s find out more about the Honor Magic Vs, including its features, specifications, expected price in Nepal, availability, and more.
Honor Magic Vs Overview:
Honor has thoroughly reworked the folding mechanism here, and it now uses only four supporting components on the hinge as opposed to 92 in its predecessor. It is still claimed to be durable and sturdy as the hinge is made of aerospace-grade material and crafted through a single-piece casting process technology.
With this, Honor says that the Magic Vs has no crease in the middle of the inner screen. The folding mechanism is also rated for 400,000 folds, which is equivalent to 100 folds per day for over ten years.
Furthermore, at 12.9mm in thickness (when folded) and weighing 267 grams, it is a pretty easy phone to hold on your hands as well. You can get it in glass and vegan leather (China-only) finishes.
As for the display, you’re looking at a 6.45-inch screen on the front with a 21.3:9 aspect ratio and a 90% screen-to-body ratio. This makes the device far more usable than Samsung’s earlier Z Fold devices, which were chastised for their narrow cover screen.
Anyways, the OLED panel has a resolution of 2560 x 1080 pixels and a pixel density of 431 PPI. It refreshes at up to 120Hz and has a peak brightness of 1200 nits.
When unfolded, you’re greeted with a 7.9-inch screen which oddly has a refresh rate of up to 90Hz and a brightness of up to 800 nits. Compared to the cover screen, the inner display also has a slightly lower pixel density, measuring 2272 x 1984 pixels.
The Magic Vs also adds stylus support to Honor’s foldable smartphone. However, it is only available on the device’s Ultimate Edition which is available in China only till now. The Magic Pen has a latency of only 2ms.
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Honor’s latest fold is powered by a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC with up to 12GB of RAM and up to 512GB of storage. Its Ultimate edition comes with 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage. For the software, the Magic Vs comes preloaded with the Android 12-based Magic UI 7.0 in China and with Android 13-based Magic UI 7.1 in the global market.
The smartphone has three cameras on the back—the primary of which is a 54MP Sony IMX800 sensor. The other two units are a 50MP ultrawide sensor and an 8MP telephoto sensor with 3x Optical Zoom, 30x Digital zoom, and OIS. The ultrawide cameras also function as a macro shooter. Sitting inside the punch hole in the outer and inner display is a 16MP sensor for selfies.
Rest of the specs
The phone has a 5,000mAh battery, up from 4750mAh in the predecessor. Per the company, this has the largest battery in the same class of current foldable smartphones. It supports 66W Wired Honor SuperCharge fast charging, which can charge up to 100% in 46 minutes.
Honor Magic Vs Specifications:
- Outer: 6.45-inch OLED, 120Hz refresh rate, 2560 x 1080 pixels, 21.3:9 aspect ratio
- Inner: 7.9-inch Flexible OLED, 2272 x 1984 pixels, 90Hz refresh rate
- Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 5G (4nm mobile platform)
- Main Camera: Triple;
- Primary: 54MP f/1.9 sensor
- Ultrawide: 50MP f/2.0 lens
- Telephoto: 8MP f/2.4 lens, 3x Optical Zoom, OIS
- Selfie Camera (Outer/Inner): 16MP
- Memory: Up to 12GB RAM with 256/512GB storage, 16/512GB (Ultimate Edition)
- Software: Android 13-based Magic UI 7.1
- Fingerprint Sensor: Side-mounted
- Battery: 5000mAh battery
- Charging: 66W wired
- Colors: Cyan, Black
Honor Magic Vs Price in Nepal and Availability
The Magic Vs initially launched in China for a starting price of CNY 7,499 (~ USD 1,090) for the 8/256GB variant whereas it costs EUR 1,599 (~ USD 1,700) for the sole 12/512GB variant in Europe. It’s highly unlikely that Honor Magic Vs launches in Nepal but if it does, we expect its price to start at NPR 165,000.
|Honor Magic Vs||Price in China||Price In Europe||Price in Nepal (Expected)|
|8/256GB||CNY 7,499||N/A||NPR 165,000|
|12/256GB||CNY 7,999||N/A||NPR 175,000|
|12/512GB||CNY 8,999||EUR 1,599||NPR 200,000|
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