Honor teases its first foldable smartphone – Magic V

The Honor, a former Huawei sub-brand, has teased the introduction of its first foldable smartphone. The tablet’s design is teased in a photograph released on its Weibo and Twitter accounts, which shows a telltale hinge between the two parts of the device. The “folding flagship is soon to be released,” according to the Weibo post, however, no precise launch date has been disclosed, and Honor has declined to comment.

Honor has long expressed a desire to release a foldable device. According to CNET, Honor’s CEO George Zhao showed interest in developing a foldable under the Honor name as early as 2019 but expressed concerns that the gadget would be too pricey for Honor’s younger target market. In June of this year, news surfaced that the business was working on a device like this, with BOE and Visionox providing the folding display panels.

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There aren’t many specifics about the Magic V’s actual form, but according to The Elec, it could have an 8.03-inch folding inner panel and a 6.45-inch outer display. That points to a gadget that looks more like Samsung’s Z Fold devices (which unfurl from a phone to a tablet) than its Z Flip devices (a phone that folds to become more compact). Honor’s former parent firm Huawei employed the same form factor with the Mate X2, however, it’s unknown how comparable Honor’s future device will be now that it’s been independent for a year.

Honor joins a growing number of businesses that have developed or plan to introduce their own foldable devices. Samsung and Huawei were among the first to enter the foldable phone market, but Xiaomi, Motorola, and Oppo have all just revealed their Find N phones. In addition to Honor, Google is reported to be aiming to unveil up to two foldable phones in the near future.

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