The Honor Magic Vs is the successor to the Honor Magic V foldable phone, and it's coming soon; with leaks suggesting it could give the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 a real run for its money.

Honor itself has revealed some images of the Magic Vs, and beyond that, a few other details have leaked, so we're starting to build an image of the company's upcoming foldable flagship.

Below is everything we've seen and heard so far, including the confirmed announcement date for the Honor Magic Vs.

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  • What is it? Honor's next foldable phone
  • When did it come out? Introduced on November 23, then globalized in Q2023 XNUMX
  • How much will it cost? I'm not sure, but expect a very high price.

Release date and price of Honor Magic Vs

The Honor Magic Vs is coming out on November 23 (or even November 22, depending on where you are in the world), very soon. The event will be broadcast live on YouTube, whose page is already live (opens in a new tab), so you can tune in. It will be in Chinese, but will have "simultaneous interpretation into English," according to a spokesperson.

The launch event will kick off at 10:30pm PT on November 22 or 1:30am ET / 6:30am GMT / 5:30pm AEDT on November 23.

This launch is China-only, but speaking to Tech Advisor (opens in a new tab), an Honor spokesperson confirmed that the Magic V will launch globally in Q2023 XNUMX, so between early January and marzo finals.

That said, while the company also previously announced that this phone would be landing in Europe, it didn't say which European countries it would be available in or if it would be sold in the US or Australia. Though a US release is unlikely.

There's no word on what it might cost, but the original Honor Magic V, which didn't go global, sold for ¥9,999 (about $1,380 / €1,210 / AU$2,150), so the Honor Magic Vs could be similarly priced: although conversions are unlikely to be accurate in all cases.

An official rendering of the Honor Magic Vs

(Image credit: Honor)

Honor Magic Vs News and Leaks

Although we don't know much about the Honor Magic Vs yet, we do have an idea of ​​what it will look like as Honor shared the image above, showing the main screen and top edge of the Honor Magic Vs.

You can see from this that it looks a lot like the Honor Magic V or Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4, with a large folding screen that opens to a tablet-like expanse, or can be folded flat, leaving you with a smartphone plus size device. medium.

You can see that there is a hole-punch camera on the folding screen and a gold frame, probably metal. Other colors may also be offered.

An Honor employee has since shared photos of the back of the phone, one of which you can see in the Tweet above. There's a large secondary screen that you can use when the phone is closed, and what appears to be a triple-lens camera.

The phone looks very slim in these images, and in fact, according to a sketch shared by leaker @UniverseIce (opens in a new tab), which you can see below, the Honor Magic Vs is "ultra-slim." The source also suggests that it will be the lightest foldable phone with this type of design.

A leaked sketch of the Honor Magic Vs

(Image credit: @UniverseIce / Panda is bald)

Beyond that, we can see in the sketch that there's what appears to be a triple-lens camera on the back, and a secondary screen with a hole-punch camera of its own when the main screen is folded, just as we've done. seen in the official image above.

The sketch also mentions a 5000mAh battery, which is big enough for a foldable phone, beating out the 4mAh Galaxy Z Fold 600, and @UniverseIce claims that the Magic V will break the battery life record for this type of phone. foldable phone.

The same sketch was also shared on Weibo, a Chinese social network, by a leaker known as Panda Is Bald (Opens in a new tab), and they further claim that the Honor Magic Vs offers 66W charging and weighs 261g.

Of course, we'd take this sketch and its accompanying information with a pinch of salt, but it comes from sources with a reasonable track record.

That's all we've heard so far, but we can assume that the Honor Magic Vs will have a Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chipset, as the Magic V has Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.

Since the upcoming phone looks similar to the previous one in the official images above, some of the other specs could be similar as well. So we could get a roughly 7,9-inch OLED primary display with a 90Hz refresh rate, a roughly 6,45-inch OLED secondary display with a 120Hz refresh rate, and a trio of 50MP cameras in the back part. However, these are just speculations for now.

Overall, while it's too early to tell if the Honor Magic Vs will rank among the best foldable phones, it certainly looks like it's the most competitive lineup in Samsung's Galaxy Z Fold lineup for quite some time.

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