Honor has officially unrolled the curtains on the Honor Magic Vs2. As a direct successor to the Magic Vs, the new foldable device comes with a series of innovative technological breakthroughs. To be exact, it has just set the record for being the lightest inward-foldable smartphone on the market.
And that’s not a small thing. Previously, Honor made headlines by launching the Magic V2. That foldable device is just 4.7mm thick in the unfolded state. And when you fold it shut, the Magic V2’s thickness is just 9.9mm thick. While Honor hasn’t explicitly mentioned the thickness profile of the Magic Vs2, it did give details regarding the weight.
According to Honor, the device weighs just 229 grams. To compare, the Magic V2 weighs 231 grams, and the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 weighs 253 grams. But it’s not just the slimness and lightweight nature of the device that makes it stand out. There’s more.
To keep the weight of the Magic Vs2 low, Honor has opted for a chassis crafted with aerospace-grade rare earth magnesium alloy. In comparison, it’s 33% less dense and covers 73% of the surface area under the display panel.
Additionally, the Magic Vs2 comes with a superlight Titanium Hinge. Honor manufactured it with class-leading 3D printing technology. It strikes the perfect balance between strength and weight.
Also, the hinge of the Magic Vs2 comes with a gearless structure with a suspended waterdrop design. These two elements ensure a smooth opening and closing experience. Alongside that, you can effortlessly keep the phone at the unfolded stage in various angles.
Display of Magic Vs2
The Magic Vs2 comes with a 6.43-inch outer panel. This OLED display features a 20:9 aspect ratio and a resolution of 2376×1060. Moreover, the panel’s peak brightness rating is 2500 nits, which ensures excellent visual clarity in most scenarios.
When you unfoled the Honor Magic Vs2, you’ll be greeted with a 7.92-inch OLED display. This foldable panel boasts a resolution of 2344×2156 and can go as bright as 1600 nits. And you can easily get an expansive and highly immersive viewing experience on it.
Besides, Honor Magic Vs2 incorporates multiple display features to maximize user comfort. For example, the two displays come with 3840Hz PWM Dimming, ensuring smooth brightness control. Also, the high PWM Dimming helps to minimize eye strain during prolonged viewing.
Additionally, both displays have support for HDR10+ and feature a 120Hz LTPO refresh rate. What’s more interesting is that the bezels surrounding the screen are symmetrical. This design choice makes the display feel seamless and enhances the viewing experience further.
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Under the hood, the Honor Magic Vs2 comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1. Although it’s a one-generation old chipset, it’s still the flagship standard. That means you can expect smooth performance from the foldable phone. Honor has also integrated multiple proprietary enhancements to enhance the performance further.
For example, the Magic Vs2 comes with OS Turbo X and GPU Turbo X solutions. These make system-wide resource optimizations to make you get the best possible performance while running resource-intensive tasks.
On that note, the foldable phone comes with up to 16GB of RAM and up to 512GB of onboard storage. Both are plenty for regular to advanced users. And for connectivity, the device sports WiFi, 5G, Bluetooth, and NFC.
There are multiple operating system features available in the Magic Vs2. It’s powered by MagicOS 7.2, which brings a hover function and different split-screen modes. With these, you can take your productivity to the next level.
Other than that, the foldable phone features a 5,000mAh battery with 66W Honor SuperCharge. These battery specs make sure that you stay connected without needing to constantly charge the device.
Camera Capabilities of Honor Magic Vs2
The Honor Magic Vs2 comes with a robust camera setup. On the back, the foldable has a 50MP primary camera. A 20MP telephoto and a 12MP ultra-wide sensor accompany the primary sensor. This triple-camera system can offer detail-rich photos even in challenging lighting conditions.
There are multiple advanced camera features as well. Among them are 40X zoom, an optimized shooting algorithm for portraits, AI Motion Sensing Capture, and night scenes. And on the front, the foldable phone comes with a 16MP snapper that can click rich and vibrant selfies.
Color Options, Pricing, and Availability
You can pick the Honor Magic Vs2 in a range of elegant colors. That includes Midnight Black, Glacier Blue, and Violet Coral. The device is currently available for purchase in China with a starting price of 6999 RMB. That converts to around $958 for the base model with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.
For the highest-end model, which comes with 16GB of RAM And 512GB of storage, the Chinese pricing is CNY 7699. That converts to around $1052. To compare, the starting price of the Magic V2 is RMB 8999, which is around $1232. And last year, the Magic Vs debuted with a starting price of 7499 RMB, which is around $1026.