HONOR, the leading smartphone manufacturer in China, has released the HONOR Magic V Flip! This smartphone serves as the country’s first flip-foldable phone. HONOR, which has been making waves since splitting out from Huawei in 2020, directly challenges Samsung’s dominance in the foldable phone industry. Let’s have a closer look on all we know about the newly released smartphone.

A New Challenger Arrives In The Form Of HONOR!

Magic V Flip HONOR
Image Source: GSMArena
Honor was the biggest smartphone player in China by market share in early 2024, with a significant lead over its competitors. The brand attributes its success to its focus on innovation and customer needs, as well as its ability to offer high-quality devices at competitive prices.

With its 6.8-inch LTPO OLED display, massive 4,800mAh battery, and potent Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 CPU, the Honor Magic V is a state-of-the-art piece of technology. The phone’s folding, flip design pays homage to vintage flip phones while incorporating modern characteristics. The smartphone has a strong, elegant design and a hinge that can survive reported up-to 200,000 folds!

The Honor Magic V also boasts an impressive camera system, with a 50MP primary sensor, a 13MP ultra-wide-angle lens, and a 3D depth sensor. Not only this, but the phone’s AI capabilities are also top-notch (although no official testing has taken place). With a built-in AI chip that enables advanced features such as AI-powered portrait mode and AI-assisted low-light photography.

When Was It Released? And Why Don’t We Know About It?

HONOR Flip Smartphone
Image Source: CNBC

Well, that’s where things get a little tricky. There is currently no information on the Honor Magic V’s availability outside of China. For the time being, it will only be released in the Chinese market. With a basic model pricing of CNY 5,000 Yuan which makes it costs an eye-watering Rs. 192,000! Which in a way does make sense, since direct competitors and similar options are available for around the same price. The price, like the phone might be China exclusive as well, who knows!?

With the release of the Honor Magic V, Honor has achieved a major milestone and challenged Samsung’s dominance in the foldable phone industry specially in China. The Honor Magic V looks to be an amazing handset with its cutting-edge design, powerful AI features, and excellent photography skills. It will be fascinating to watch how Honor performs in the upcoming months as the brand continues to gain momentum in the smartphone industry and it becomes available globally.

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Zayaan Khan
A Mechanical Engineer who wrangles with drones and designs by day and your favorite friendly neighborhood techie/ gearhead by night. I’ve always been intrigued by how everything works. Blessed with penmanship, I take the latest in tech/ automotive news and craft it into something that keeps you glued to your screen! You can simply call me the “The Engineer who writes”