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Honor officially teases 'Magic V' as company's first foldable smartphone

Though the firm has not yet specified a specific launch date, media rumours indicate that it will be available in 2022.

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New Delhi, First Published Dec 23, 2021, 4:00 PM IST
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Honor, a Chinese smartphone manufacturer, has teased the release of its first foldable smartphone, the Honor MagicV. Though the firm has not yet specified a specific launch date, media rumours indicate that it will be available in 2022. The corporation shared its first photograph on Weibo and Twitter. "Unfold all of your potential. The #HONORMagicV is HONOR's first foldable flagship phone," it was announced on Twitter.

According to the Weibo tweet, the "folding flagship will be introduced." The company posted a teaser that shows the hinge of the foldable smartphone. The illustration does not specify if the hinge is a book-like hinge or a clamshell fold design. Honor Magic V is also seen with flat borders. The corporation has not provided any more information.

According to The Elec, it may include an 8.03-inch folding inner display and a 6.45-inch outside screen, similar to Samsung's Z Fold smartphones. As per reports, the Honor Magic V will be the first foldable smartphone powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC when it launches next year in January. The pricing of this foldable phone is expected to be CNY 10,000 upon launch (roughly Rs. 1.18 lakh).

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Foldable cellphones are becoming increasingly popular. According to techARC, foldable smartphones will have a 638 percent increase in sales in India in 2021, with sales reaching a record 3 lakh units in 2022. Following Samsung, Chinese firm OPPO has introduced its first foldable smartphone, the 'Find N,' which features a triple-camera at the back, selfie cams on both the inner and outer screens, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 CPU, and up to 12GB RAM. The brand has not yet announced availability or pricing in India.

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