Although it has not yet been officially announced, there are some things we are already learning about the new and promising foldable smartphone from HONOR, the HONOR Magic V2. This device has turned out to be lighter than many other smartphones and has even been crowned as the world’s lightest foldable, being 19 grams lighter than Samsung’s Galaxy Fold 5 and even weighing less than the iPhone 14, although at this point, we might as well start comparing it to the iPhone 15.
This lightweight design has been achieved thanks to an improvement in device cooling and new, lighter, and premium materials, allowing for a sizable 5,000mAh battery to be compacted into just 2.7 millimeters of thickness, making it the thinnest battery any foldable has had so far. However, its merits go far beyond this, and its foldable screen aims to change the way we understand this technology.
A foldable designed for gaming
With a second-generation Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 and a RAM capacity that is still unknown (though it might be around 12 gigabytes), the HONOR Magic V2 boasts considerable processing power that it can leverage to run the most demanding smartphone games (and even unexpectedly demanding emulated ones). Thanks to its weight and ergonomics, it’s also very comfortable to hold for gaming.
But that’s not all – HONOR has introduced a feature that might seem trivial, yet could be incredibly useful for many users: Parallel Space. This feature provides the phone with extra space to run two games simultaneously, independently. This means you could play games like Horus Heresy and Hearthstone at the same time or engage in two management games without needing to close one of them.
As for the release date, the tradition of silence often accompanies revolutionary devices, but we won’t be in the dark for long: on September 1st, its official announcement will take place during the IFA event in Berlin. At that point, we’ll have answers and more insights into the new gaming revolution – or whether the hype is a bit exaggerated.