Honor, a smart device provider based in China, officially announced on Tuesday that its first folding screen flagship smartphone, Magic V, will soon be released.
According to previous reports by digital bloggers, the release date of its folding screen model is tentatively scheduled before the Spring Festival, and will have a similar shape to the Huawei Mate X2. The release time of its flip folding screen model may be postponed to the second quarter, but the shape of the device will be similar to the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip series.
In July this year, the company’s folding screen patent was exposed, including the frame, hinge and electrical cord of the device.
The panels of this folding screen smartphone will be provided by BOE and Visionox. The internal main folding screen of it measures 8 inches across while the external vice screen is 6.5 inches. The screen will still employ an ultra-thin flexible glass (UTG) cover.
Zhao Ming, CEO of Honor, commented on the company’s entrance into folding screen territory, “Honor’s folding screen products will surpass any other folding screen smartphones currently on the market.” This means that Honor’s Magic V series should demonstrate breakthroughs in aspects such as the design, performance and intelligent experience that users are most concerned about.
At present, an increasing number of smartphone makers have laid out their own folding screen smartphones, with Samsung and Huawei in the lead, followed by Xiaomi, OPPO and Glory.