Honor Magic Vs: Sony has launched a foldable phone with a camera

Honor announced their second foldable smartphone today i.e. November 23rd. The newcomer Honor Magic Vs comes as the successor of the existing Honor Magic V model. 

Honor has confirmed that this latest foldable device will also be launched in the global market in the first quarter of 2023. Incidentally, an 'Ultimate' variant of the model in question has also been marketed, which supports a stylus called the Magic-Pen. However, the stylus option is missing in the standard version. This 'second generation' foldable phone was unveiled today alongside the Honor 80 series. Let's know all the details about Honor Magic Vs smartphone now.

Honor Magic Vs Specifications

The newly announced Honor Magic VS smartphone comes with a lightweight gearless hinge. This hinge is manufactured using single-piece casting technology. Therefore, the number of supporting structure components used in the successor hinge has been reduced from 92 to 4 compared to its predecessor. However, despite the reduced component count, the device will be quite durable and robust. Its aerospace-grade material-touting hinge is claimed to be able to be folded a total of 400,000 times. That is, this device can be folded 100 times a day for more than 10 years. This Honor phone will offer glass and vegan leather finishing.

Incidentally, the ultimate variant of the Honor Magic VS phone supports stylus input called the Magic-Pen. However, it does not have a silo for the stylus like the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Fold 4.

Now let's talk about the internal specifications. The new Honor Magic Vs smartphone features a 7.9-inch (2272x1984 pixels) OLED internal foldable display, which supports a pixel density of 381 ppi, a refresh rate of up to 90 Hz and a maximum brightness of 800 nits. On the other hand, it also has a 6.45-inch (2560x1080 pixels) OLED secondary or external display panel, which has a 20:9 aspect ratio, 431 ppi pixel density, up to 120 Hz refresh rate, 1200 nits peak brightness and 90% screen-to-body. Supports ratio. Both displays support 10-bit color depth, up to 100% DCI-P3 color gamut and up to 1920 Hz PWM dimming technology.

The rumored 5G handset features a Qualcomm Snapdragon Plus Gen 1 chipset for multitasking and enhanced performance. The phone comes with a dual TEE (Trusted Execution Environment) security system, co-developed with Qualcomm for hardware-level security. It runs on Android 12-based MagicOS 7.0 custom skin.

The Honor Magic Vs smartphone has a triple rear camera setup. Those cameras are – 54-megapixel Sony IMX800 primary sensor, a 50-megapixel ultra-wide unit with auto-focus macro lens and an 8-megapixel snapper with 3x telephoto lens. A 16-megapixel selfie shooter can be seen on the secondary display of the device. However, there is no front-facing camera on the internal display.

For connectivity the handset includes – dual SIM slots, 5G, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, GNSS, NFC, and USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Type-C) port. Talking about other features, a side-mounted fingerprint sensor is available for security and the audio system has IMAX Enhanced-certified dual stereo speakers with DTS:X Ultra and 3 microphones. Finally, the Honor Magic VS smartphone uses a 5,000mAh capacity battery for power backup, which supports 66W wired fast charging technology.

Honor Magic Vs Price

The Honor Magic VS smartphone has been made official in the Chinese market with the following selling price –

Standard Variant:

8 GB RAM + 256 GB storage – 7,499 Yuan (approx. Rs. 85,600) 12GB RAM + 256GB Storage – 7,999 Yuan (approx. Rs. 91,300) 12GB RAM + 512GB Storage – 8,999 Yuan (approx. Rs. 1,02,700)

Ultimate Variant:

16 GB RAM + 512 GB Storage – 10,888 Yuan (approx. Rs. 1,24,300)

The standard version of the Honor Magic VS smartphone comes in – Cyan, Black and Orange color options. On the other hand, the Honor Magic VS Ultimate model comes in – Black and Gold Hue colors. Both versions are available for pre-order from today, November 23rd, and will go on sale for the first time from November 30th. Incidentally, the company has also confirmed to make the standard variant of the Honor Magic VS without stylus support official in the global market in the first quarter (Q1) of 2023. In other words, this foldable phone may enter India next year.

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