Honor, a brand that has been making waves in the smartphone industry, has unveiled its latest foldable marvel, the Magic Vs2. This new entrant in the foldable market not only boasts impressive features but also stands out for its lightweight design, especially when compared to heavyweights like the Galaxy S23 Ultra.
- Honor’s third foldable release of the year.
- Weighs a mere 229 grams, lighter than the Galaxy S23 Ultra.
- Features a 7.92-inch folding screen and a 6.43-inch cover display.
- Powered by Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chip.
- Camera setup includes a 50MP primary shooter, 20MP telephoto, and 12MP ultrawide.
- Available in two configurations: 12GB RAM with 256GB storage and 16GB with 512GB storage.
A Deep Dive into the Magic Vs2:
Honor’s journey in the foldable market has been nothing short of impressive. Starting the year with the international launch of its first foldable, the Honor Magic Vs, the company has been on a roll. The Magic V2, which followed, was lauded for its slim design. Now, with the Magic Vs2, Honor aims to capture a more significant share of the growing foldable market.
Despite its large 7.92-inch folding screen and a 6.43-inch cover display, the Magic Vs2’s weight is its standout feature. At 229 grams, it’s lighter than the Galaxy S23 Ultra, which weighs 233 grams, and even the Z Fold 5, which is at 253 grams. This weight advantage is attributed to the use of a rare earth magnesium alloy, ensuring durability without compromising on weight.
Performance and Features:
Under the hood, the Magic Vs2 is powered by the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chip. While it might seem like a step down from the Magic V2’s chipset, the 8+ Gen 1 remains a robust and efficient processor. Users can choose between two configurations: 12GB RAM with 256GB storage or a more generous 16GB RAM with 512GB storage.
The camera setup is equally impressive, with a 50MP primary shooter, a 20MP telephoto lens with OIS, and a 12MP ultrawide lens. For selfie enthusiasts, a 16MP camera is available on the cover screen.
Battery life is crucial for smartphones, especially foldables. Honor has managed to fit a 5000mAh battery into the Magic Vs2, ensuring users get through the day without reaching for the charger. And if they do, the 66W wired fast charging ensures a quick top-up.
Software and Availability:
On the software front, the Magic Vs2 runs on MagicOS 7.2 based on Android 13. However, since its initial launch is in China, it does not support Google’s suite of apps and services. As for its price, the entry-level Magic Vs2 is priced at RMB 6999 ($958), making it a more affordable option compared to the Magic V2.
Honor’s Magic Vs2 is a testament to the brand’s commitment to innovation in the foldable market. With its lightweight design, impressive features, and competitive pricing, it’s poised to be a favorite among foldable enthusiasts. However, for it to truly compete on the global stage, Honor needs to bridge the gap between its domestic and international launches, especially with giants like Samsung dominating the foldable space.