On July 12, the all-new generation of Honor’s folding flagship, Honor Magic V2, was officially launched. Leveraging strong technical research and development capabilities and a deep understanding of consumer needs, Honor has redefined folding screen phones with boundary-breaking innovative thinking. Let’s follow me to know more about it!
“A Breakthrough in Foldable Phones with Unparalleled Slimness, Power, and Advanced Technology”
HONOR MAGIC V2 SPECIFICATIONS
- Design: Super-light Titanium Hinge
- Display (Interior): 7.92″ Foldable LTPO OLED 120Hz display, 2344 × 2156 pixels, 90.4% Screen-to-body ratio, up to 1600 nits, 402 PPI and Stylus support
- Display (Exterior): 6.43″ 120Hz LTPO display, 2376 × 1060 pixels, 91.2% Screen-to-body ratio, up to 2500 nits, 402 PPI, Stylus support and Nanocrystal glass 2.0
- Color: 1.07 billion colors, 100% DCI-P3 wide color gamut, HDR10+
- 3840Hz PWM Dimming with TÜV Rheinland Flicker Free Certification
- Up to 3.36GHz Octa Core Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 4nm Mobile Platform Latest Version with Adreno 740 GPU
- 50MP Camera, f/1.9 aperture, LED flash. 50MP ultra-wide camera with f/2.0 aperture with OIS, macro option. 20MP Telephoto Camera with f/2.4 aperture with OIS, HONOR AI Motion Sensing Capture
- 16MP front camera with f/2.2 aperture
- Memory: 16GB RAM + 256 GB/512 GB for Magic V2 and 16GB/1 TB for Magic V2 Ultimate Edition
- Battery: 5000mAh Silicon-carbon Battery; 66W Wired HONOR SuperCharge
- Connectivity: Dual SIM, 5G SA/NSA, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ax (2.4GHz and 5GHz). Bluetooth 5.3 LE, GPS (L1 + L5 Dual band), NFC, USB 3.1 Type-C (GEN1), DP1.2
- Audio: Symmetrical Stereo Dual Speakers, certified by IMAX Enhanced, 24bit HDR 3-MIC Stereo Voice Reception, and DTS X Ultra Algorithm
- Security: HTEE + QTEE Dual-Security System, Discrete Security Chipset
- Side-mounted fingerprint sensor, Infrared sensor
- MagicOS 7.2 based on Android 13
- Dimensions (H x W x D): 156.7mm x 145.4mm (74.1mm when folded) x 4.7mm (9.9mm when folded). Weight: 231g (leather) / 237g (glass)
- Colors: Obsidian Black, Velvet Black, Velvet Purple, and Cloud Gold
Unleashing the Millimeter Era for Foldable Phones
The Honor MagicV2 series achieves an industry-leading thickness of 9.9mm in its closed state, propelling foldable phones into the era of millimeters. The device is as slim as a regular smartphone but boasts several “firsts” in the folding screen industry.
- World’s first folding screen phone with both internal and external screens supporting zero-risk dimming eye protection
- First in the world to carry the second-generation Snapdragon 8 leading edition processor, self-developed RF enhancement chip, and longer-lasting new generation Honor Qinghai Lake dual battery, etc. in the folding screen phone
- A revolutionary Millimeter folding screen
- World’s first mobile phone to pass the Swiss SGS high-reliability folding quality gold standard certification
Portability and Design Unite
The 9.9mm thickness gives the folding screen the portability of a flat-panel machine. Honor Magic V2 series innovatively customizes various parts for lightness and thinness, reconstructing the architecture, materials, devices, modules, and more.
Durability Meets Advanced Technology
While slimming down the device, it maintains high standards for the product’s sturdiness and durability. The Honor Magic V2 series is the world’s first mobile phone to pass the Swiss SGS high-reliability folding quality gold standard certification.
Folding-screen mobile phones have traditionally been a bit bulky, which has deterred some consumers from purchasing them. However, it has shattered this norm with its innovative design. It has managed to slim down the folded thickness to just 9.9mm and the unfolded thickness to a mere 4.7mm. What’s more, it only weighs 231g, making it as portable as a flat-panel phone.
Honor Magic V2 is a result of extensive innovation and customization across various aspects.
The goal was to achieve maximum lightness and thinness without compromising performance.
The hinge components, a key element in any folding screen, have been given special attention. The new generation Luban Titanium Gold Hinge is made from self-developed shield steel material. It can withstand pressures up to 1800MPa (megapascal) and has a hardness of 550HV. For the first time, the shaft cover part of the hinge uses a titanium alloy 3D printing process.
This reduces the width by 27% compared to aluminum alloy material, but boosts the strength by 150%, striking a perfect balance between lightness and reliability.
To further ensure the product’s lightness, Honor Magic V2 features a new customized 0.22mm ultra-thin heat dissipation VC, Type-C interface module, and fingerprint recognition module. These components help to condense the internal space, allowing Honor Magic V2 to achieve an industry breakthrough in product lightness and thinness. This meets consumers’ demand for large screens while still maintaining the balance of portable mobile terminals.
Even while focusing on creating a thinner and lighter phone, Honor Magic V2 did not compromise on durability. In fact, it’s the first mobile phone in the world to pass the Swiss SGS high-reliability folding quality gold standard certification. This means it can withstand up to 400,000 folding durability tests. Even after being folded 200,000 times, the screen folding mark only changes by 36μm — that’s half the diameter of a human hair!
Moreover, the Honor Magic V2 series has an external screen made of second-generation nano-microcrystalline glass. This material is even more resilient than its predecessor, improving drop resistance performance by 30%. So, despite its slim and lightweight design, it remains sturdy and durable.
Honor Magic V2 Extended Battery Life for Uninterrupted Use
Despite its slim body, the Honor Magic V2 series features a new generation of Qinghai Lake dual battery. With an average thickness of just 2.72mm, it manages to achieve a large capacity of up to 5000mAh in the slim space of this folding flagship.
Dual-screen LTPO technology
What’s more Magic V2 employs dual-screen LTPO technology to reduce power usage during activities like reading and watching videos. This helps to extend the battery life significantly. On the software side, it features a smart battery management system that adjusts the screen refresh rate and SoC scheduling plan based on the user’s habits.
By integrating both hardware and software solutions, Honor Magic V2 offers up to 14.1 hours of video playback, 24 hours of reading, and 13.8 hours of navigation on its large screen. This means you can use the large screen all day without worrying about battery life. It effectively addresses the common concern about battery performance in foldable screen phones.
High-Quality Display with Eye Protection
The Honor Magic V2 series places equal importance on the specifications and quality of both the internal and external screens. Both screens support 3840Hz high-frequency PWM dimming, leading to a comprehensive evolution of the screen.
High-Quality Screen with Eye Protection
Both the internal and external screens of Honor Magic V2 support 3840Hz high-frequency PWM dimming. This is a first for foldable screens, surpassing the “low-risk area of flicker” (higher than 1.25KHz) as per IEEE standards and entering the “flicker safety zone” (higher than 3.125KHz). The high dimming frequency reduces display flicker at low brightness levels, thus reducing eye strain. Furthermore, Honor Magic V2 has passed the German Rheinland TÜV non-flicker certification, achieving zero-risk dimming for eye protection.
Innovative Dynamic Light Eye Protection Technology
Addressing user needs and concerns, Honor Magic V2 introduces the industry’s first “dynamic light eye protection technology.” This technology, based on human eye physiology, replaces constant brightness with an optimized rhythmic light curve. This simulates the eye state in natural scenes, relieving ciliary muscle tension from prolonged eye use and reducing eye fatigue. Its patented sleep display function also helps users sleep more comfortably, affirming Honor’s leading position in the screen health display.
Bright and Clear Display
The external screen of Honor Magic V2 offers a peak brightness of 2500nit, and the internal screen provides a peak brightness of 1600nit. This ensures easy screen visibility even outdoors. The device supports a super dynamic Zhencai display, accurately reproducing HDR pictures and videos.
Immersive Viewing Experience
Both the 6.43-inch external screen and the 7.92-inch internal screen achieve a screen-to-body ratio of over 90%, providing an immersive borderless display. This results in a comfortable and natural viewing experience.
Innovative Exploration with MagicOS
Equipped with the new Honor MagicOS 7.2, the Honor Magic V2 series offers an evolved folding screen interaction experience, enabling more business office and entertainment functions than traditional flat-panel machines.
Building a Folding Screen Ecosystem
Honor has partnered with other companies to build a folding screen ecosystem. They’ve optimized the large-screen experience, making control simpler, adaptation finer, and perception smarter. Honor Magic V2 also supports various split-screen modes, catering to different user needs for application screen ratio, primary and secondary distribution, and usage order.
Efficient Split-Screen Operation
The device introduces an optimized “one-step drag and drop” operation mode. This allows free control of split-screen windows, reducing the complexity of starting and operating split-screen, making the interaction more comfortable and efficient.
Handwriting Pen Support
Both internal and external screens of Honor Magic V2 support handwriting pen touch operations. It includes a smart lasso, smart recognition, magnifying glass, cross-application color picking, and quick note-taking. This lets the handwriting pen function be fully utilized, sparking creative inspiration.
Multi-Angle Hover Function
Honor Magic V2 includes a multi-angle hover function for hands-free usage in various application scenarios including watching movies, meetings, music, shooting, and office work. The hover shooting function provides a unique folding screen experience regardless of horizontal or vertical folding.
Upgraded Business Features
Targeting folding screen mobile business use scenarios, Honor Magic V2 has upgraded the Honor Document function. It offers smart collection, smart creation, global handwriting, and format conversion. The upgraded Honor Note can record more powerful smart audio and video notes.
Honor Parallel Space Function
For the first time, Honor Magic V2 supports the Honor Parallel Space function. It allows work and life data to be stored separately for convenience and privacy. This function can achieve independent parallel use of dual space applications as if there’s a second phone installed in the folding screen.
Honor Magic V2 Performance, Communication, and Imaging Upgrades
Powered by Qualcomm‘s second-generation Snapdragon 8 leading edition processor, Honor Magic V2 demonstrates enhanced performance. It also carries a self-developed RF enhancement chip, improving signal strength by up to 20% and ensuring stable network connection even in complex environments.
Honor Magic V2 is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 leading edition processor. This offers improved performance and optimized system technologies.
First It’s Kind RF Enhancement Chip
This phone is the first folding flagship to include a self-developed RF enhancement chip. This enhances signal strength and ensures global 5G connectivity.
Advanced Camera System
The device features a 100 million-pixel main camera, an ultra-wide-angle lens, and a periscope telephoto lens. These provide advanced imaging capabilities.
Immersive Audio-Visual Experience
Honor Magic V2 comes with a stereo dual-speaker system that supports Dolby Atmos. This delivers an immersive audio-visual experience.
Parallel Space with MagicOS 7.2
The new MagicOS 7.2 supports a “parallel space” feature. This allows separate storage of work and personal data.
Honor Magic V2 offers a comprehensive upgrade in performance, user experience, and service. This revolutionizes the folding screen experience.
Setting a Benchmark
Honor Magic V2 sets a benchmark in the folding screen market. It symbolizes Honor’s dedication to technological innovation and superior craftsmanship.
Commitment to Product Excellence
Honor consistently adheres to the concept of dual-wheel-driven product excellence. Every generation of the Magic series strives to solve consumer pain points through innovation, delivering a flagship experience that exceeds consumer expectations. The newly released revolutionary folding flagship, Honor Magic V2, embodies Honor’s cutting-edge innovative technology. It represents a groundbreaking evolution in terms of lightweight reliability, battery life, communication, health display, and intelligence.
Color Options and Accessories
It comes in four colors: Obsidian Black, Velvet Black, Velvet Purple, and Cloud Gold. The premium version is available in Obsidian Black and comes with a pre-installed stylus pen in the package.
Storage Options and Prices
Honor Magic V2 offers two versions: 16GB+256GB and 16GB+512GB, priced at 8999 yuan and 9999 yuan respectively. The premium version provides 16GB+1TB storage capacity and is priced at 11999 yuan.
Pre-orders for the Magic V2 series will start on July 12, 2023, at 21:30(UTC+8). The official sale will begin on July 20, 2023, at 10:08(UTC+8). Available at Honor Mall, major authorized e-commerce platforms, Honor Experience Stores, and authorized retail stores.
Overall, the Honor Magic V2 sets a new benchmark in the folding screen market and represents a significant leap in foldable smartphone technology! It showcases Honor’s commitment to technological innovation and superior craftsmanship. The new generation Magic V2 is not merely a folding phone, it represents a comprehensive upgrade in product performance, user experience, and service. It promises to bring a revolutionary folding screen experience for consumers in terms of lightness, reliability, eye protection, battery life, and overall performance.