The new foldable smartphone ready to dominate Malaysian premium segment

The Honor Magic Vs is exceptionally slim and lightweight and comes with industry-leading battery life 

by AFIQ HANIF / pics source hihonor.com

FOLDABLE phones have been making headlines since their introduction a few years ago. These devices, which feature flexible screens that can fold in half, offer a unique combination of portability and functionality. However, they also come with some potential drawbacks. In terms of portability, foldable phones offer a compact design that makes them easier to carry around than traditional smartphones. When folded, they take up less space in your pocket or bag, making them ideal for people on the go.

I believe the creation of multitasking is there for foldable phones with a larger screen that can be folded in half. You can also open two apps side by side or use one app on each half of the screen. 

Although foldable phones are still a relatively new technology while offering a sense of innovation and excitement that can be appealing to early adopters and tech enthusiasts, Honor has made it a simple and “sweet” touch of the design with the introduction of Honor Magic Vs. Personally, I still keep my sceptical mode alive especially when it comes to durability. Foldable phones are still relatively fragile, and there have been reports of screens breaking or malfunctioning after extended use. 

This may improve over time as the technology advances, but for now, durability remains a concern. 

Why Foldable Phone? 

However, if you’re in the market for a new smartphone and you’re looking for something that offers a unique combination of portability and functionality, a foldable phone may be worth considering. 

They can be ideal for people who need to multitask on the go or who value the latest technology and innovation. However, if you’re concerned about durability or price, a traditional smartphone may be a safer bet. 

While foldable phones offer a unique set of pros and cons, they may not be the best choice for everyone. Despite that, they still offer a compelling combination of portability and functionality that makes them worth considering for many consumers. 

As technology continues to advance and prices come down, we may see more and more people adopt foldable phones as their go-to devices and if it does then Magic Vs is set to revolutionise the foldable smartphone industry by addressing common problems faced by users. 

With its larger external display, users will be able to enjoy a more productive and efficient experience. 

Thanks to a gapless foldable design — this eliminates the gap between screens, preventing stone chips and other debris from getting stuck in between — a common theme among foldable smartphone users. 

The screen display is built with durability in mind, avoiding cracks or dents that often require costly repairs or replacements. 

Additionally, Magic Vs boasts impressive battery endurance despite its complex structure with multiple components. 

Practical Internal, External Screens

Boasting a 6.45-inch user-friendly external display with a 21:9 aspect ratio and a 90% screen-to-body ratio, the Magic Vs provides users with an immersive viewing experience. 

Compared to its competitors, Magic Vs offers a larger and wider external display that is more convenient for users to view and input text. 

With an extra-wide 7.9-inch internal display, the device provides a tablet-like experience when unfolded, perfect for efficient multi-tasking and enjoying all your favourite content with ease. 

This is just the beginning steps on how Honor develops the ultimate solution for users looking for a seamless and intuitive experience when it comes to foldable smartphones. 

Slimmer, Gapless, Durable Hinge Design

Magic Vs is slated to set a new benchmark for foldable smartphone designs due to its sleek and gapless design that measures at just 12.9mm thin when folded and weighs only 267g, the device is exceptionally slim and lightweight for a foldable smartphone.

Its revolutionary super-light gearless hinge is carefully crafted with single-piece casting processing technology, streamlining the number of components in the hinge’s supporting structure from 92 to just four. 

The hinge has been tested by TUV Rheinland and is able to withstand up to 400,000 folds, equivalent to above ten years of use based on 100 folds per day. Well, at least that’s what has been claimed by them.
Altogether, the Magic Vs is designed to 
last, providing users with a seamless and unique smartphone experience. 

Ultra Long Battery Life 

Magic Vs also provides users with the ultra-long battery life they seek in a foldable smartphone. 

With its 5000mAh ultra high-density battery, it boasts the largest battery capacity among foldable smartphones under 270g currently available on the market. 

Its 66W Wired Honor SuperCharge technology ensures that the battery can be fully charged in just 46 minutes, sparing users the worry of low battery. 

With its powerful battery and fast-charging capabilities, Magic Vs is the solution for users who need a reliable and long-lasting mobile device that can keep up with their busy lifestyles. 

MagicOS 7.1 

Honor has always been known for innovative features that are designed to enhance productivity and provide users with an easy connect seamless experience across devices. 

The Magic Vs is the key to a personalised experience in keeping up with anyone’s fast-paced lifestyle in the world of digital growth. 

With the Magic Ring feature, devices connected to the same Honor account can be controlled via cross-device, making it easy to receive and reply to messages on a laptop. All users need to do is hover their mouse to take control of the Magic Vs. 

The “Magic Text” feature with built-in text recognition, meanwhile, allows users to maximise their productivity by automatically detecting numbers from images and other documents. 

The workload gets better with the “Smart Multi-Window” feature, opening the possibilities of multitasking with up to four applications, boosting efficiency whether working, casual movies, gaming or reading. 

The “APP Extender” feature enables users to show two windows for an app, allowing them to run two separate tasks on the app simultaneously, providing an enhanced experience to run multiple tasks independently. 

Price wise? Foldable phones tend to be more expensive than traditional smartphones, with some models costing upwards of RM5,000. This makes them less accessible to budget-conscious consumers. 

Nevertheless, Magic Vs is still the device you can grab in the shelves as the phone is exceptionally slim and lightweight, and comes with industry-leading foldable smartphone battery life. It was launched in 

Malaysia with a retail price of RM5,999. 


  • This article first appeared in The Malaysian Reserve weekly print edition