Since the last year, Honor has been starting its own revolution to establish its name as a solid smartphone company. The brand, now free from the ties with Huawei, is slowly establishing partnerships to bring new smartphones with competitive specifications and cutting-edge technologies. Honor is in a bid to cater the Huawei’s user base and it will use everything it has in tow to do so. One of the direct and most appealing moves will be releasing a foldable smartphone later this year. The new foldable smartphone is said to come under the legendary Honor Magic series. Today, a couple of trademarks suggest so, mysterious Honor Magic Fold and Honor Magic Flip names have been registered by the company.
The new trademarks were first spotted by DealInTech. Both names have been registered early this month at the office of the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA). Based on these trademarks, it is safe to say that there are the official names of Honor’s coming foldable smartphones. One will likely a tablet-like fold design, while the other will likely come with a clamshell-like flip folding design. The Honor Magic Fold may even learn a thing or two with the Huawei Mate X2. Huawei’s latest foldable device boasts an inward folding design. The Honor Magic Flip may come to compete directly with the likes of Samsung Galaxy Z Flip and Motorola Razr.
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Honor will join the growing list of companies launching foldable devices this year
Samsung has dominated this segment for two years now, but it’s great to see that more companies are finally joining it. Early this year we had Xiaomi with its Mi Mix Fold. Until the end of the year, Honor and other brands are likely giving their first steps into the segment. As far as the Korean company is concerned, it will release new foldable smartphone contenders in August in a bid to stay at the lead of this segment.
As per the reports, the Honor Magic Fold will make use of BOE and Visionox OLED displays. In terms of hardware, the new foldable device will likely use a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 since Honor and Qualcomm are already partnering for new smartphones. Due to the time, it may even feature the Snapdragon 888 Pro. The new devices may make an appearance close to the end of the year. After all, for the next few months, Honor will be busy pushing its Honor 50 series forward.
We are curious to see if the new foldable smartphones will help Honor in its quest to become the world’s new Huawei.