Oppo launched its first foldable smartphone recently in the form of Oppo Find N 5G. Today, Huawei unveiled a brand new foldable with a clamshell-like build and Huawei P50 Pocket moniker. These two devices are very close to 2022 and can be considered the first foldable of 2022, but both of them come with the Snapdragon 888 SoC which isn’t the most cutting-edge chip from Qualcomm. Now, enthusiasts are waiting to see which company will be the first to launch the first foldable smartphone with Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. Samsung probably won’t, as its Galaxy Z Fold4 and Z Flip4 are likely coming only in August next year, neither Xiaomi as the company’s Mi Mix Fold 2 may be still far from a release. According to a new report, the pioneer will be Honor with its long-anticipated foldable, the Honor Magic V.
Just yesterday, Honor started to tease its upcoming foldable smartphone that will carry the Honor Magic V moniker. The company hasn’t outed any details about it, aside from letting us know that it is in fact going to be Honor’s first foldable flagship device. It’s coming very soon, probably in the next month. Now, a newly leaked presentation slide emerged in China, giving us some additional tidbits about the device’s specifications. According to it, the foldable will pack the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset. It should be, in fact, the first foldable smartphone with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. However, it certainly won’t be the last as many other devices should arrive next year with this chipset.
Honor Magic V alleged specifications
Rumors say that the Magic V will be fully revealed in the next month. Until then, we’re expecting more details to emerge, officially or not. According to previous leaks, the Honor Magic V will also be a tablet with the “Galaxy Z Fold” design formula. The device has an outer display with a 6.5-inch diagonal and an internal display with 8-inch. The internal one certainly is the big deal with more resolution and more refresh rate. These panels, however, won’t come from Samsung as other companies are doing. Instead, Honor will rely on the solution supplied by BOE.
The device may bring a design language similar to the Honor Magic series with a circular camera module. We also expect a big battery alongside Honor’s traditional 66W fast-charging solution. The foldable will certainly come with Android 12 and Magic UI 5.0 on top. We expect more news about it as the month progresses.