HONOR Magic V2: Assembling the World’s Thinnest Foldable Phone

HONOR Magic V2

In a recent YouTube video, the world’s thinnest foldable smartphone, the HONOR Magic V2, takes center stage as it gets expertly assembled. This takes place on the renowned JerryRigEverything channel, popular for its durability tests and insightful smartphone teardowns.

Collaborating with the channel’s host Zack, HONOR provides an exclusive glimpse into the complex mechanics of its cutting-edge foldable device. The HONOR Magic V2, previously unveiled in China, is set for a global launch on September 1st during IFA 2023. The captivating video, embedded below, not only showcases the inner workings of the HONOR Magic V2 but also includes a compelling comparison with the Galaxy Z Fold 5.

Underpinning the HONOR Magic V2’s remarkably thin profile is a novel titanium hinge that HONOR has ingeniously engineered. This innovative design employs a titanium alloy to accomplish the feat of slimness. To further elevate its slender form, the device employs two silicon carbon batteries, astonishingly thin yet highly efficient.

Inside Look: Assembling the HONOR Magic V2 foldable smartphone

HONOR’s commitment to durability is evident in its claim that the Magic V2 has endured testing for an astounding 400,000 folding cycles. This rigorous evaluation translates to a usage scenario where the device could be folded 100 times a day for an impressive span of 10 years. While such longevity might be beyond typical usage patterns, it underscores the device’s endurance.

The 8-minute presentation offers a captivating journey through the phone‘s assembly process. It begins with a meticulous dissection of the device, revealing its internal components in intricate detail. The process of reassembly, deftly executed by Zack, offers a unique perspective into the intricate choreography required to construct the device.

The elegance of the HONOR Magic V2’s design becomes palpable once it is fully assembled. It emerges as a marvel of engineering, distinctly thinner and perceptibly lighter than its counterpart, the Galaxy Z Fold 5. The dimensions are starkly contrasting; Zack’s measurements peg the Galaxy Z Fold 5 at 14.91mm, while the HONOR Magic V2 boasts an ultra-slim 9.94mm profile (excluding camera bumps).

Intriguingly, Samsung’s official measurements indicate the Galaxy Z Fold 5’s thickness when folded to be 13.4mm, slightly less than Zack’s estimation. Even with this adjusted measurement, the HONOR Magic V2 remains significantly slimmer, a remarkable achievement given its flat-folding capability.

The weight factor also enters the comparison, with the Galaxy Z Fold 5 tipping the scales at 253 grams. In contrast, the HONOR Magic V2 registers a lighter weight, varying between 231 and 237 grams, depending on the specific model.

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Honor Magic V2

In conclusion, the assembly video of the HONOR Magic V2 provides a captivating exploration of the thinnest foldable smartphone. With a focus on both innovation and durability, HONOR’s incorporation of a novel titanium hinge and exceptionally thin batteries contributes to the device’s remarkable slimness. The thorough testing for folding endurance and the engaging assembly process showcased in the video exemplifies HONOR’s commitment to delivering a cutting edge and long lasting device. As the device gears up for its global launch, it holds the promise of reshaping the landscape of foldable smartphones.

Here’s a reminder of the specifications of the Honor Magic V2 smartphone.

HONOR Magic V2 specifications

  • Design: Super-light Titanium Hinge
  • Display (Interior): 7.92″ Foldable LTPO OLED 120Hz display, 2344 × 2156 pixels. 90.4% Screen-to-body ratio, up to 1600 nits, 402 PPI and Stylus support
  • Display (Exterior): 6.43″ 120Hz LTPO display, 2376 × 1060 pixels, 91.2% Screen-to-body ratio. Up to 2500 nits, 402 PPI, Stylus support and Nanocrystal glass 2.0
  • Color: 1.07 billion colors, 100% DCI-P3 wide color gamut, HDR10+
  • 3840Hz PWM Dimming with TÜV Rheinland Flicker Free Certification
  • Up to 3.36GHz Octa Core Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 4nm Mobile Platform Latest Version with Adreno 740 GPU
  • 50MP Camera, f/1.9 aperture, LED flash, 50MP ultra wide camera with f/2.0 aperture with OIS, macro option. 20MP Telephoto Camera with f/2.4 aperture with OIS, HONOR AI Motion Sensing Capture
  • 16MP front camera with f/2.2 aperture
  • Memory: 16GB RAM + 256 GB/512 GB for Magic V2 and 16GB/1 TB for Magic V2 Ultimate Edition
  • Battery: 5000mAh Silicon-carbon Battery; 66W Wired HONOR SuperCharge
  • Connectivity: Dual SIM, 5G SA/NSA, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ax (2.4GHz and 5GHz). Bluetooth 5.3 LE, GPS (L1 + L5 Dual band), NFC, USB 3.1 Type-C (GEN1), DP1.2
  • Audio: Symmetrical Stereo Dual Speakers, certified by IMAX Enhanced, 24bit HDR 3-MIC Stereo Voice Reception and DTS X Ultra Algorithm
  • Security: HTEE + QTEE Dual-Security System, Discrete Security Chipset
  • Side-mounted fingerprint sensor, Infrared sensor
  • MagicOS 7.2 based on Android 13
  • Dimensions (H x W x D): 156.7mm x 145.4mm (74.1mm when folded) x 4.7mm (9.9mm when folded); Weight: 231g (leather) / 237g (glass)
  • Colors: Black, Silk Black, Silk Purple and Gold
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