Honor’s upcoming foldable phone could be a bigger bet than Samsung’s, with a bigger battery.
what you need to know
- New renders and specifications of the Honor Magic V have leaked.
- Leaks suggest that the upcoming foldable phone will outperform the Galaxy Z Fold 3 in key sectors such as display, camera and battery size.
- We also get a glimpse of the phone’s three color options.
A few days ago, Honor teased its upcoming challenger as the best foldable phone, along with information on the device’s release date in China. The teaser showed a Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3-style inward-folding phone, but a new leak sheds some light on the Honor Magic V.
According to the renders and spec sheet shared by Ishan Agarwal with MySmartPrice, the upcoming phone will measure 160.4 × 141.1 × 6.7mm when folded. That means it’s likely to be bigger than the Galaxy Z Fold 3, measuring 158.2 x 128.1 x 6.4mm when unfolded.
There are other areas where Honor’s first foldable device could beat Samsung’s bets. The report says its main display is a 7.9-inch OLED panel with a 90Hz refresh rate, while the cover display is a 6.45-inch OLED panel with a 120Hz refresh rate. In comparison, Samsung’s flip-up phone has a 7.6-inch main screen and a 6.2-inch cover display.
It also includes a triple rear camera setup consisting of a 50MP primary sensor, 50MP ultra-wide camera, and a 50MP “spectrum-enhanced” shooter. It’s unclear what the last sensor can do, but it’s likely inspired by the Huawei P50 Pocket’s hyperspectral camera, which is designed to improve light clarity and visibility for more vivid photos. On the front, there is likely to be a 42MP selfie camera.
The Honor Magic V could also feature a 4,750mAh battery with 66W fast charging support. At the same time, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 has a 4400mAh battery with 25W fast charging capability.
Like the flagship phones scheduled to launch this year, the device is expected to be powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC paired with 12GB of RAM and either 256GB or 512GB of storage. It is also said to be available in orange, white and black colorways.
We won’t have to wait a while before Magic V finally breaks cover. Honor will officially announce the phone on January 10, though it remains to be seen whether it will be released globally.
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