Honor will launch its first foldable Magic V on Monday, December 10, and today the price of the phone was spotted in a rehearsal launch. The 12/256 GB variant will cost CNY13,999, which is roughly $2,200, and there will also be a 12/512 GB version for CNY14,999, or $2,350.
The Magic V will also be Honor’s first phone with Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset, the latest flagship platform by Qualcomm. Reports are it will have a 50MP main camera, Android 12 out of the box, and up to 66W fast charging.
If the price is real, then the Honor Magic V would be cheaper than the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 and Huawei Mate X2, but a lot more expensive than the Oppo Find N and Xiaomi Mix Fold – all of these devices compete directly against each other in China.
We’re still waiting on a confirmation whether the phone will escape the domestic scene and will arrive around the world. If it does, it might finally challenge the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold lineup.