Honor Magic Vs Foldable Phone announced with Gearless Hinge, Stylus Support, a 54-Megapixel Camera, and More

Honor Magic Vs

Honor, a Chinese smartphone manufacturer, has just unveiled its second foldable phone. The Honor Magic Vs made its first appearance in the brand’s home country of China.

But the new Honor Magic V is set to hit stores in the first quarter of 2023, and hopefully in other global market sometime later.

Together with the Honor 80 series, Honor also unveiled its second-generation foldable. That latter topic is discussed in detail here. And now, let’s examine the Honor Magic Vs, which has a new hinge and improved hardware.

Honor Magic Vs Specifications

All foldable gadgets need hinges so they can open and close. A product’s success or failure depends on them. Since foldables became popular, manufacturers have been working to perfect the technology.

A light, gearless hinge is included with the recently introduced Honor Magic Vs. Single-piece casting was used to create this hinge.

As a result, the hinge no longer requires as many as the previous 92 structural components.

With fewer parts, the product is nevertheless as sturdy and long-lasting as before.

The aerospace-grade materials touted by the hinge have a rated life of over 400,000 folds, which translates to 100 folds every day for more than a decade.

The thin and light foldable weighs about 261g and has a thickness of roughly 12.9mm. Glass and faux leather are both available as finishes.


Honor Magic Vs standard features include a 7.9-inch internal foldable OLED display with a resolution of 2272 x 1984 pixels and a pixel density of 381 PPI. The maximum refresh rate of the screen is 90 Hz, and the maximum brightness is 800 nits.

In contrast, the external screen is 6.45 inches in size, with a 20:9 aspect ratio and a screen-to-body ratio of 90%. The pixel density (431 PPI) of this OLED display is at 2560 by 1080. It has a maximum brightness of 1200 nits and a refresh rate of 120 Hz.

Both screens can display up to 100% of the DCI-P3 color space, and both support 10-bit color depth. PWM dimming at frequencies up to 1920 Hz is also supported.


The Ultimate model of the product also includes stylus input. No stylus storage compartment exists, like like the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and 4. Magic-Pen is the official brand name for the included stylus.


The Qualcomm Snapdragon Plus Gen 1 Chipset is found within the smartphone’s internals. With the Dual TEE (Trusted Execution Environment) Security System, created in tandem with Qualcomm, you can rest assured that your data is safe.

As for the operating system, it launches MagicOS 7.0, which is based on Android 12 and has enhancements designed to boost efficiency.


The device’s rear has not one, but three cameras. A primary 54 megapixel Sony IMX800 sensor, a secondary 50 megapixel ultra-wide unit with focusing for macro, and a third 8 megapixel snapper with a 3x telephoto lens make up the package.

In addition, the front camera (external display) is 16 megapixels, however there is no front-facing camera on the inside screen.


Phone supports dual SIM cards, 5G, WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, GNSS, NFC, and USB 3.1 Gen1 (Type-C). There are also dual stereo speakers that support DTS: X Ultra and three microphones, and a fingerprint sensor located on the device’s side.


The phone is powered by a 5,000mAh battery, which is its final feature. It has a maximum charging power of 66W. (wired).

Technical specifications

  • 7.9-inch main screen with FHD+ resolution and 90 Hz refresh rate
    • 6.45-inch secondary screen with 2K resolution and 120 Hz refresh rate
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 Platform
  • 8 GB or 12 GB of RAM
  • 256 GB or 512 GB of internal storage
  • 16 MP front camera
  • Three rear cameras:
    • Main lens with 54 MP sensor
    • Ultra wide-angle and macro lens with 50 MP sensor
    • 8 MP telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom
  • 5G connection, USB-C, Wi-Fi (2.4 and 5.0 GHz), Bluetooth 5.2, NFC and stereo sound
  • 5,000 mAh battery with 66W fast charging
  • Android 12 with MagicUI 7.0

Honor Magic Vs Colors

Honor Magic Vs Price and Availability

You may get Honor Magic Vs in three different colors: cyan, black, and orange. In contrast, Honor Magic VS Ultimate is available in a stunning Black and Gold color scheme.

Honor Magic Vs retail prices in China are as follows.

  • 8GB + 256GB – CNY 7,499 (US$1,048)
  • 12GB + 256GB – CNY 7,999 (US$1,118)
  • 12GB + 512GB – CNY 8,999 (US$1,257)
  • Ultimate variant  : 16GB + 512GB – CNY 10,888 (US$1,521)

Beginning November 23, you can pre-order any edition of Honor Magic Vs, and you can buy it on November 30.

Honor Magic Vs basic model without stylus support coming to markets outside of mainland China in Q1 2023.

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