Honor Magic V launched with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC: Specs & Price

Honor has become the first manufacturer to launch the first folding phone powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset. And we are talking about the Honor Magic V.

HONOR Magic V launched

It features a large 7.9-inch main folding screen that can close completely flat for added protection and a 6.45-inch cover screen with 120Hz refresh rate and a 2560 x 1080px resolution (21:9 aspect).

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The external screen’s dimensions are much closer to what you’d see on a regular smartphone which should make typing and other everyday tasks that much easier. Honor stressed the importance of having a usable cover screen on the Magic V and even compared its solution on stage next to the Galaxy Z Fold3 and its tall and narrow 25:9 outward screen.

HONOR Magic V specs

Magic V’s main 7.9-inch flexible OLED screen offers 90Hz refresh rate and 2272 x 1984px resolution. The aspect ratio here is 10.3:9 which divides into two areas of close to 21:9 aspect using two apps side by side. You also get HDR10+ support and 10bit colors as well as 800nits peak brightness. Magic V is also the first foldable to boast IMAX Enhanced certification.


Honor is not compromising on the camera experience here as you get three 50MP modules around the back. A 50MP main cam with a 23mm equivalent lens, a 13mm equivalent 50MP ultrawide snapper and a 50MP color spectrum shooter. There are two 42MP selfie cameras housed in punch hole cutouts on the cover screen and on the main screen.

HONOR Magic V camera details

Honor is bringing 12GB RAM as standard on all versions of the Magic V while storage varies between 256GB and 512GB. A 4,750 mAh battery with 66W wired charging is tasked with keeping the device up and running. The software side is covered by Magic UI 6.0 based on Android 12.

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Honor Magic V Specifications

Network Properties

  • 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • CDMA 800
  • 3G bands: HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
  • CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
  • 4G bands: LTE
  • 5G bands: SA/NSA
  • Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A, 5G


  • Announced: 2022, January 10
  • Status: Exp. release 2022, January


  • Dimensions:
  • Unfolded: 160.4 x 141.1 x 6.7 mm
  • Folded: 160.4 x 72.7 x 14.3 mm
  • Weight: 293 g (10.34 oz)
  • Build: Glass front, glass back or eco leather back, aluminum frame
  • Colors: Titanium Silver, Black, Burnt Orange
  • SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)


  • Type: Foldable OLED, 90Hz
  • Size: 7.9 inches, 200.5 cm2 (~88.6% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 1984 x 2272 pixels (~381 ppi density)
  • Cover display: OLED, 120Hz, 6.45 inches, 1080 x 2560 pixels, 431 ppi

Operating System

  • Android 12, Magic UI 6, Google Play Services (market/region dependent)


  • Chipset: Qualcomm SM8450 Snapdragon 8 Gen1 (4 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (1×3.00 GHz Cortex-X2 & 3×2.50 GHz Cortex-A710 & 4×1.80 GHz Cortex-A510)
  • GPU: Adreno 730
  • Storage: 256GB 12GB RAM, 512GB 12GB RAM
  • Memory Card slot: No
  • UFS 3.X


  • Main Camera: Triple
    • 50 MP, f/1.9, 23mm (wide), 1/1.28″, 1.22µm, omnidirectional PDAF, Laser AF, OIS
    • 50 MP, f/2.0, (telephoto), PDAF, optical zoom
    • 50 MP, f/2.2, (ultrawide)
  • Features: Dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR, panorama
  • Video: 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60fps, gyro-EIS, HDR10+
  • Selfie Camera: Single – 42 MP, f/2.4, (wide)
  • Features: HDR, panorama
  • Video: 4K@30fps, 1080p@30fps


  • Radio: No
  • Loudspeaker: Yes, with stereo speakers
  • Audio 3.5mm jack: No


  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: 5.2, A2DP, LE
  • GPS: Yes, with A-GPS. Up to quad-band: GLONASS (4), BDS (4), GALILEO (3), QZSS (2), NavIC
  • NFC: Yes
  • Infrared port: Yes
  • USB: USB Type-C 3.1, USB On-The-Go


  • Sensors: Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, color spectrum


  • Battery Type and Capacity: Li-Po 4750 mAh, non-removable
  • Charging: Fast charging 66W, 50% in 15 min (advertised)

Honor Magic V Price and Availability

Honor Magic V is available in Titanium Silver, Black, Burnt Orange colors. It is priced at;

  • 12GB RAM + 256GB storage model costs CNY 9,999 ($1,570)
  • 12GB RAM + 512GB storage model costs CNY 10,999 ($1,725)

First sales in China are scheduled for January 18. An Honor spokesperson said the company has not yet decided if it will offer the Magic V outside of China.

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