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Brand new Android phone from Honor gets one over on Samsung

THERE’S a new Android foldable smartphone on the block which tackles a key issue even Samsung hasn’t cracked yet.

Honor has launched the Magic Vs, a foldable that has no pesky gap.


Honor has a dig at rivalsCredit: Honor

There have been all sorts of foldables since they burst onto the scene a few years ago, from the likes of Samsung, Huawei and Oppo.

But the gap that’s created by the hinge has been a massive problem, taking extra space in people’s pockets.

Honor’s Magic Vs features a “gapless” hinge.

And although UK pricing is yet to be confirmed, the European tag of 1,599 euros is less than Samsung’s Z Fold4 equivalent with 512GB of storage.

The Magic Vs is the company’s first foldable to be released outside of its native China.

When opened out, the internal screen is 7.9-inches wide.

And when folded into a traditional smartphone format, you have a 6.45-inch display.

The device is 12.9mm thick when closed – versus 14.2mm on Samsung’s Z Fold4.

Honor also claims the Magic Vs can survive 10 years of opening and closing.

That’s based on a test of 400,000 folds and assuming the average number of folds is 100 times a day.

It’s also has the largest ever battery in a foldable.

The Magic VS will be available in the UK from June.

At a huge launch event in Barcelona, Honor also revealed its new flagship, the Magic5 Pro.

The handset goes big on photography, with a triple main camera combo, including a 50MP Wide Camera, a 50MP Ultra-Wide Camera, and a 50MP Telephoto Camera.

One of the star features is a clever AI Motion sensing capture, which is capable of shooting clear shots from fast movements.

It’ll be out in the UK from early May 2023.

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The company is aiming for the budget friendly side too, with the Honor Magic5 Lite.

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