Mobile World Congress has brought us many great products, but we are especially excited that Honor is launching the Magic Vs (pronounced v-s and not 5-s or “versus”) to a global audience.

The Honor Magic Vs is Honor’s foldable nemesis to the Samsung Galaxy ZFold4. The Honor Vs was launched in China in late November with good specifications and significant improvements in hinge durability and battery capacity,

Now, this fantastic foldable smartphone is launching “globally,” which means it can be produced at a higher volume, and users in select non-China markets might be lucky enough to get their hands on this device.

Looking at it, you can probably guess that the Honor Magic Vs is a competitor of the Samsung Galaxy ZFold4. We’re still compiling the data for our full review, but there are very few alternatives to the Samsung Galaxy ZFold4, and the Honor Magic Vs is one of them. Hence, its global availability is essential to every potential user in addressed markets.

The Honor Magic Vs has many technical features that folding phones fans should notice. Here are Magic Vs features that are better than the ZFold4:

  • 7.9″ vs. 7.6 display size
  • slightly higher processor frequency
  • slightly better optical zoom camera
  • larger battery capacity, 2.5X faster charge speed

The ZFold4 has specific advantages, too, such as the external display and desktop support with Dex and the Samsung S-Pen support, but Honor has an objectively great claim to make because it does have features users tend to care a lot about.

Ultimately, the Honor Vs will probably address a slightly different market where the e-Pen or Desktop mode is not that important. Honor might have a better value proposition for these users, given its specifications.

More importantly, it will spark healthy competition with legacy folding phones OEMs that will benefit every consumer. The Honor Magic Vs is the obvious sizeable foldable alternative at an attractive price for this category.

The Honor Magic Vs will be available with 12GB+512GB in Black and Blue for €1599.

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5000 mAh
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  • No Wireless Charg.
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