Honor V Purse launched: Fashion or Tech?

Honor V Purse
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Honor had unveiled its “V Purse” foldable at IFA 2023 and let’s just say it was a..bit unusual. The V Purse is a foldable meant to be carried like a purse and as unlikely as we thought it was, the Purse foldable is actually available for purchase (at least in China). In this article, let’s talk about the design, features, specifications, and expected price in Nepal of the Honor V Purse. 

Honor V Purse Overview

Contrary to the foldables in the market, V Purse is a foldable with screen(s) on the outside. The device can be attached with several types of straps and chains and carried like a purse. The Always On Display (AOD) displays different designs and illustrations.

Design and Display

Despite being a foldable, the Honor V Purse is quite slim and light. At 8.6mm thick and 214 grams, it is thinner than something like the Galaxy S23 Ultra (8.9mm) and lighter than the iPhone 15 Pro Max (221 grams). According to Honor, the V Purse is a “phy-digital fashion statement”. The straps and chains that attach to the device (physical elements) are complemented by matching digital illustrations (AOD).


As for the display itself, it’s a 7.71-inch OLED panel of 2,348×2,016 resolution with a 10:5:9 aspect ratio. When folded, that shrinks to 6.45 inches with a taller 19:4:9 aspect ratio. It’s a top-tier 90Hz screen with full DCI-P3 coverage, 1,600 nits peak brightness, and 2,160Hz PWM dimming.


Under the hood, Snapdragon 778G SOC powers the Purse foldable. It’s an octa-core processor with 4 Cortex A78 cores clocked at 2.4 GHz and 4 Cortex A55 cores at 1.8 GHz. Complementing the CPU cores is Adreno 642L graphics.

The Honor V Purse ships with 16GB of RAM alongside 256/512 GB of storage. It boots on Android 13 out of the box with Honor’s MagicOS 7.2 on top.

Cameras and Battery

Moving on to the cameras, you’ll find a total of three spread across the device. The rear features a 50MP primary shooter alongside a 12MP ultrawide lens and a flash. On the front, there’s an 8MP selfie cam housed in the hole-punch.

Honor V Purse camera

In the tank, the Honor V Purse packs in a  respectable 4,500mAh battery. It supports up to 35W fast charging via the USB-C port.


For the AOD designs, the Chinese manufacturer partnered with top creative talents including Burberry design director Bram Van Diepen, contemporary artist Yunuene Esparza,  CAA’s Yuan Youmin, and artist Xiao Hui Wang. It’ll also be opening the API interface to designers globally, allowing them to create custom wallpapers for the V Purse. Developers can make use of the light sensor, proximity sensor, accelerometer, and other sensors, to create illustrations that react to touch and motion.

Honor has built the V Purse with sustainability in mind. It prompts a fashion practice that can be presented with a unique flair every time. As such, this can be a great alternative to fast-fashion consumption. 

Honor V Purse Specifications:

  • Body: 214 grams
    • Folded: 156.5 x 74.7 x 8.6 mm
    • Unfolded: 156.5 x 135.6 x 4.3 mm
  • Display:
    • Cover: 6.45″ OLED, 90Hz refresh rate
    • Main: 7.71″ OLED, 90Hz refresh rate
  • Resolution:
    • Cover: HD+ (2348 x 1088 pixels), 19:4:9 aspect ratio
    • Main: QXGA+ (2348 x 2016 pixels), 10:5:9 aspect ratio
  • Other Properties: 1600 nits peak brightness, 1B colors
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G (6nm Mobile Platform)
  • CPU: Octa-core:
    – 4x Cortex-A78 (2.40 GHz)
    – 4x Cortex-A55 (1.80 GHz)
  • GPU: Adreno 642L
  • Memory: 16GB RAM, 256/512GB storage (non-expandable)
  • Software & UI: Android 13 with MagicOS 7.2 on top
  • Rear Camera: Dual (with LED flash);
    – Primary: 50MP f/1.9 sensor, PDAF
    – Ultrawide: 12MP f/2.2 sensor, 120º FOV
  • Selfie Camera: 8MP, f/2.0 (hole-punch)
  • Security: Side-mounted (capacitive), Face unlock
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyro, Proximity, Light
  • Connectivity: Dual-SIM (Nano + dual stand-by), Wi-Fi 6 (dual-band), Bluetooth 5.2, GPS / Galileo / Glonass / BeiDou, NFC, 4G LTE (VoLTE), 5G
  • Battery: 4500mAh battery with 35W wired charging
  • Color Options: Blue, Black, Gold

Honor V Purse Price in Nepal and Availability

The phone is on sale for a limited time for CNY 6,000. Unlikely as it is, if it makes it here, we expect the Honor V Purse Price in Nepal to be around NPR 125,000.

Honor V Purse Price in China  Price in Nepal (Expected)
16/256 GB CNY 6,000 NPR  125,000
16/512 GB CNY 6,600 NPR 140,000

Meanwhile, check our one-year review of the Z fold 3: