Honor made a glorious entrance at IFA with a series of reveals. During a keynote session entitled “Unfold Tomorrow” Honor’s CEO George Zhao outlined the brand’s commitment to making foldable smartphones a mainstream product. During the event, the company revealed the Honor V Purse and teased the Honor Magic V2. (Source: The Verge)
The Honor V Purse
While foldable smartphones are gaining traction in the market, we have to agree that they are still “niche” products. Honor wants to change that with its recent push into the foldable segment. During IFA, the company presented the innovative Honor V Purse. The V Purse is a new concept that reimagines a foldable smartphone as a wearable, fashio-forward purse. Just imagine a purse that offers infinite possibilities as a smart device.
“HONOR’s foldable smartphones have come a long way, with each iteration showcasing remarkable advancements in design, functionality and durability,” said George Zhao, CEO of HONOR. “Not only that, but with our phone to purse concept brought to life through the HONOR V Purse, we are exploring sustainable solutions
that leverage emerging foldable technology to empower creativity and shape tomorrow’s lifestyle.”
The Honor V Purse delivers a “Phone-to-Purse” concept, and is the beginning of a new kind of product under the foldable segment. This is the first time we see this category of smartphones joining a “fashionable” segment.
The Honor V Purse is less than 9mm when folded, which is thinner than some regular flagship smartphones in the market. It seamlessly transforms the foldable smartphone into the ultimate phy-gital fashion statement, thanks to the AOD display features that mimic a handbag design. It also has interesting design elements like chains, feathers and tassels that reach and sway with the smartphone while it is move.
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Honor is partnering with talented tastemakers to boost the Honor V Purse quality and design. The company also plans to open its API to talented developers to build interesting AOD screens that make this concept more realistic and interesting.
Honor Magic V2
During the event, Honor also showcased its new flagship foldable smartphone, the Honor Magic V2. The new flagship aims to bring significant improvements in the design, battery, display and user experience.
Honor is proud of the Honor Magic V2 and teases is as the thinnest inward foldable smartphone to the date. The phone weighs in at 231 grams and measures just 9.9mm thickness.
Silicon-Carbon Battery and Titanium Hinge
Honor continues with its innovative Silicon-Carbon battery tech. The technology allows the company to deliver a 5,000 mAh battery that has a average thickness of just 2.72mm. It has always been hard for smartphone makers to bring large batteries on devices of this kind. Honor is innovating in this aspect thanks to the Silicon-carbon battery technology.
The Magic V2 also brings a new generation Titanium Hinge with Honor’s proprietary steel. This provides extra durability to the hinge mechanism.
The Honor Magic V2’s hinge has its durability certification ensured by SGS. The hinge can withstand more than 400,000 folds, ensuring a lifespan of around ten years for folding 100 times day.
The Camera Setup
The Honor Magic V2 will pack a Triple-Camera Setup at the back. It has a 50 MP main camera with f/1.9 aperture, a 50 MP ultrawide camera with f/2.0 aperture, and a 20 MP telephoto (f/2.4) shooter. For selfies and video-calls the device has a dual-camera setup with two 16 MP cameras (f/2.2).
The Magic V2 also supports industry-leading 3,840 Hz PWM tech that minimizes eye strain, ensuring comfortable viewing experience.
A new Honor 90 Color Option
Honor’s IFA goodies ended with the reveal of a new color option for the Honor 90. In fact, the company took to the stage to announce the Honor 90 won the EISA Award as the Best Buy Smartphone 2023-2024. In celebration to the win, Honor announce the Peacock Blue color for the Honor 90 globally.
Conclusion – Honor and its push into the global market
Honor’s big show at IFA 2023 serves to re-affirm the company’s commitment in bringing innovative products to global markets. The company Honor Magic Vs took the global market by storms with its innovative hinge, and the Honor Magic V2 should continue this trend.
The Honor V Purse is also an interesting concept prove that aims to extend the possibilities of the foldable smartphone segment.
The brand certainly is doing its best to conquer the global audience, and its show at IFA is just the beginning.