In November 2022, the Honor Magic Vs made its debut in China, followed by its international introduction in February 2023 at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) held in Barcelona. Today, Honor announced the arrival of its foldable device in the United Kingdom, offering consumers the opportunity to purchase it for £1,399.
Starting from May 19, the Honor Magic Vs foldable device will be available for purchase on the company’s website in Cyan and Black color variants. A week later, the device will be released on Amazon, Argos, and Very, with only the latter offering the Black color option. Additionally, Honor announced that the carrier Three will offer the Magic Vs starting in early June, providing customers with the opportunity to enjoy 6 months of free airtime on Unlimited data plans.
As one of the few foldable devices to expand beyond the Chinese market, the Honor Magic Vs sets its sights on challenging Samsung’s dominance in the foldable smartphone arena. In our review conducted in March, we were impressed by the device’s battery life and charging capabilities, which proved to be commendable. Additionally, the Magic Vs showcased ample processing power, thanks to its robust chipset, ensuring a smooth and responsive user experience.
Here’s a recap of the key specifications of the Honor Magic Vs:
- Internal: 7.9-inch foldable OLED display, 2272×1984 pixels resolution, 90Hz refresh rate, up to 800 nits brightness
- External: 6.45-inch OLED display, 2560×1080 pixels resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, HDR10+ support
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset
Memory and Storage:
- 12GB RAM with 256GB or 512GB storage options
- Additional variant: 8GB RAM with 256GB storage
Ultimate Version: 16GB RAM, compatible with Magic Pen stylus
- Rear: 54MP Sony IMX800 main sensor with F/1.9 lens, 50MP ultrawide-angle/macro camera, 8MP telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom
- Front (Cover Display): 16MP selfie camera with f/2.45 aperture
Battery: 5,000 mAh battery with 66W fast charging (0-100% in 46 minutes)
Operating System: MagicOS 7.0 based on Android 12
While Honor continues to work on optimizing the software to fully harness the potential of the extensive external screen, the device remains noteworthy for being one of the lightest foldables available. Additionally, the Honor Magic Vs offers an exceptional camera experience, further adding to its appeal. Considering its features and capabilities, the device’s price tag of £1,399 may be justified. However, it’s worth noting that there is an opportunity to save £200 on the purchase price, bringing it down to £1,199, if customers subscribe to a newsletter and complete the purchase before May 26. This promotional offer provides an enticing incentive for potential buyers to consider the Magic Vs at a discounted rate.