Honor broadens its footprint in the foldable phone market with Magic Vs 2 launch

October 15, 2023 7:40 pm

Honor, the former subsidiary of Huawei, launched its latest foldable phone yesterday, the Magic Vs 2, in China. Characterized by its super sleek and lightweight design, coupled with a moderate processor, the new product furthers Honor’s standing in the foldable phone market.

Honor’s rapid expansion into the foldable phone arena started early this year with the impressive launch of Magic V2 at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Shanghai, followed by a debut in the international market at the IFA 2023, held in September.

The main screen is at 7.92 inches with a resolution of 2,272 x 1,984 and a screen ratio of 9.78:9. While the exterior display is slightly smaller at 6.43 inches but offers a 2376x1060 resolution. It boasts a higher peak brightness of 2,500 nits and features an aspect ratio of 20:9.

Both are OLED displays with LTPO adaptive refresh rate tech ranging from 1 to 120 Hz. However, the firm has yet to detail the brightness of the inner display in its spec sheet.

Honor’s Magic Vs 2 is powered by a 5,000-mAh battery, compatible with 66 W charging speed. The foldable phone measures 10.7mm in thickness when folded and a mere 5.1mm when unfolded, weighs about 229 g and comes in three vibrant variants - Black, Blue, and Purple.

The Magic Vs 2 adopts the latest 3.0 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 mobile processing platform and runs on a MagicOS 7.2 operating system.

The Magic Vs 2, available in two models - 12 GB memory plus 256 GB storage priced at around RMB 6,999 ($958.15) and 16 GB plus 512 GB version priced at RMB 7,699 is officially set to go on sale in China on Oct. 17.