MWC is bringing an onslaught of new and exciting phones, and Honor is aiming for everyone’s attention with their slate this year. They’ve got the Honor Magic5 Series which includes the Magic5 and Magic5 Pro, plus the new Honor Magic Vs, their first global foldable phone!
The Magic 5 series may not fold, but it has plenty of excitement to bring. The Magic5 Pro uses what Honor calls the Star Wheel Triple Camera system, which is designed to make the camera array both useful and aesthetically pleasing. On the front, there’s a 6.81″ screen that is both HDR+ and IMAX Enhanced, plus it has reduced blue light emission thanks to Dynamic Dimming.
The camera isn’t just a pretty design, though. DXOMARK gives the camera array a score of 152 and the display a score of 151; these are the highest camera and display scores that DXOMARK has ever granted, so far at least!
It sports a 50MP Wide Camera, a 50MP Ultra Wide Camera, and a 50MP Telephoto Camera, so you’ll be snapping sharp and impressive photos in any context.
Honor is so confident in their cameras, and specifically in the AI Motion Sensing Capture, they’re partnering with Guinness World Records to photograph the official record attempt for the highest between-the-legs slam dunk.
Congrats to the #HONORMagic5 Pro for capturing a new World Record! Check out the magic moment when Grabo achieves the highest between-the-legs slam dunk, captured with our powerful new AI Motion Sensing Capture technology. @GWR #HONORMWC2023 #MWC23 pic.twitter.com/xuDFWdGy7j
— HONOR (@Honorglobal) February 27, 2023
It’s not just a pretty camera, though; under the hood, the Honor Magic5 Pro is running a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 platform with a dual-TEE security system they’ve co-developed with Qualcomm. This gives hardware-level protection for your data, alongside password and biometric locks.
There’s even AI Privacy Call 2.0 that prevents sound leakage, meaning you can have private conversations even in crowded areas without people overhearing.
Coming in hot!? The new #HONORMagic5 Pro and #HONORMagicVs is drawing a lot of attention at #MWC23. Wonder what they thought of the first reveal! #HONORMWC2023 #UnleashthePowerofMagic pic.twitter.com/GiGvTF8sfk
— HONOR (@Honorglobal) February 28, 2023
Meanwhile, Honor has some super exciting things happening on the folding phone side too. The Magic Vs is only 12.9mm thick when folded (or a half inch), and it folds using a gearless hinge that reduces the structural components from 92 down to 4.
Honor has tested the durability and believes it should be good for 400,000 folds, or 100 folds per day, for 10 years. They’ve also reduced the infamous fold gap, so the phone folds tightly plus offers a fully flat screen when unfolded.
Externally, the Honor Magic Vs offers a 6.45″ screen, and when unfolded, you get a 7.9″ screen. The phone also offers Dynamic Dimming and a circadian night display, so your eyes won’t be strained from admiring your new phone.
On the back, there’s a 50MP Main Camera, a 5oMP Ultra-Wide and Macro Main camera, and an 8MP 3x Optical Zoom Camera. Tablet, phone, and camera all in one foldable package!
Global availability is still TBA, but the Honor Magic5 will start at €899 and come in black and blue, while the Magic5 Pro will start at €1199 and come in Glacier Blue, Meadow Green, Coral Purple, orange, and black. The Honor Magic Vs will start at €1599 and come in cyan and black.