Honor plans to attend the Mobile World Congress where it will announce the global launch of a Magic phone – the Honor Magic V, perhaps? The company’s first foldable is one of the more interesting devices to be unveiled recently.
Qualcomm’s Weibo account chimed in to reveal that the device will be powered by its flagship Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset. Which is the case for the V foldable, though it also doesn’t preclude the introduction of a new flagship.
Honor does have a series of non-folding Magic phones, the latest additions to which – the Magic3 trio – were unveiled in August and featured Snapdragon 888 and 888+ chipsets. However, a quick perusal of the rumor mill finds no signs of sequels to these phones, which brings us back to the Magic V.
And if that it is indeed the star of Honor’s MWC show, it will have to go up against the P50 Pocket from former parent Huawei, which recently arrived in Europe at a price of €1,600. Honor Magic V’s starting price of CNY 10,000 suggests that its euro pricing will be higher than that (the P50 Pocket starts at CNY 9,000 in China).
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