Honor’s latest foldable is thinner than Samsung’s Fold

The 2022 HONOR Magic Vs is thinner than the Samsung Galaxy Fold 4 when folded closed

2022 HONOR Magic Vs foldable smartphone

HONOR has announced the launch of its HONOR Magic Vs foldable smartphone. Going by the device’s specification sheet, the 2022 Magic Vs features significant improvements compared to its predecessor and competing devices.

As a matter of fact, it has been so refined, that it looks like it can give the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 a run for its money. To that effect, measuring 12.9mm when folded, it’s actually thinner than the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4.

According to HONOR, the most significant improvement it made with the 2022 Magic Vs is in its hinge. Unlike its predecessor, which had 92 components that make up the supporting structure for the hinge, HONOR says it crafted a new super-light gearless hinge using a single-piece casting technology.

The company claims that the new hinge comes with just 4 parts and can withstand over 400,000 folds, which it says is equivalent to 10 years of use with an average of 100 folds daily. It also says the slim and lightweight design of the device, which is 12.9mm thin and weighs 261g, has set a new benchmark in foldable smartphone design.

When folded, the HONOR Magic Vs has a 2560 x 1080 6.45-inch 120Hz display and a 2272 x 1984 7.9-inch 90Hz internal display. According to HONOR, the device supports a 100% DCI-P3 color gamut and up to 1.07 billion colors, providing users with an immersive viewing experience.

Both screens on the Magic Vs feature 1920Hz PWM Dimming technology to reduce screen flickering in low-light environments, Dynamic Dimming – which adjusts the brightness of the screen to reduce eye strain, and Circadian Night Display which the company says will improve users’ sleep quality by reducing the effects of blue light.

2022 HONOR Magic Vs folding smartphone
The most significant improvement with the 2022 Magic Vs is in its hinge.

The device sports a 54MP IMX800 Main Camera, a 50MP Ultra-Wide and Macro Main Camera, and an 8MP 3X Optical Zoom Camera.

The Magic Vs comes running the latest version of MagicOS 7.0, which is based on Android 12, it packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 Mobile processor, and the device comes in 8GB/12GB RAM and 256GB/512GB variants.

The device also comes with a 5,000mAh battery which can charge to 100% in 46 minutes thanks to support for up to 66W Wired charging. The device is available in a choice of orange, cyan or black colors.

HONOR Magic Vs availability

The HONOR Magic Vs was made available for pre-order in China starting on November 23rd for 7,499 RMB. You can expect the device to be launched outside China in the first quarter of 2023.

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