The Honor Magic V foldable smartphone may launch on January 10, according to a claim from an insider. The Chinese company has already confirmed that it will soon introduce its first folding phone. A report has suggested that the flagship will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC, making it the first foldable phone with the latest Snapdragon chipset. Recently, Honor’s former parent company Huawei launched the P50 Pocket foldable phone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G SoC in China.
According to a tweet from insider Teme (@ RODENT950), the Honor Magic V smartphone will debut on January 10 in China. Earlier, whistleblower Digital Chat Station had claimed that the Honor foldable smartphone would work with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC, and said it could have an introductory price of CNY 10,000 (roughly Rs. 1.18 lakh). No further information is available on the specifications of the smartphone.
However, in a short video shared by Honor China on Weibo, Honor CEO Zhao Ming spoke about the Honor Magic V. He says (translated) that the folding phone screen will be the best folding screen on the market with its “design more complete structural ”. The executive claims that the Honor Magic V has complex hinge technology, and optimization will be carried out at the software level.
Taking photos of the competition, Ming said that some manufacturers have made smaller folding screens, which essentially violates the original intention of folding phones. The Honor Magic V is expected to adopt a dual screen design. The internal screen could be 8 inches and the secondary external screen could be 6.5 inches.
Recently, other Chinese smartphone companies Huawei and Oppo launched their folding phones. Huawei launched the Huawei P50 Pocket smartphone and Oppo introduced the Oppo Find N in the Chinese market.