HONOR has just introduced the HONOR V Purse in Shanghai, China; This cutting-edge outward foldable smartphone was planned for fashion fans who also want the latest tech, measuring 8.6mm when folded and 4.3mm when unfolded. We’re talking about a new record for the world’s thinnest foldable smartphone released so far, which emerged from a concept first unveiled at IFA fusing fashion and technology, creating a unique category of stylish tech products.
George Zhao, CEO of HONOR, emphasizes the brand’s commitment to catering to the demands of consumers seeking fashionable digital lifestyles — The HONOR V Purse, he states, blends innovation and chic design, pushing the boundaries of smartphone form factors and introducing runway-worthy smart products.
Carry it as a Purse or Wear it Over the Shoulder
The device boasts an innovative hinge system, featuring 1.2mm-thick super springs and miniature gears with a diameter of just 1.73mm. Despite its extreme thinness, the brand promises robustness and durability. It transforms into a fashionable accessory with customizable always-on display (AOD) designs and interchangeable straps, enabling users to carry it as a purse or wear it over the shoulder.
Photography enthusiasts will appreciate the 50MP main camera, which can serve as a wearable photo studio. The large screen can function as a fill light for portrait shots, and it can be folded for use as a digital viewfinder. Additionally, a 12MP ultra-wide and macro camera adds versatility for various photography scenarios.
The device sports a 7.71-inch 2K flexible OLED display with a peak brightness of 1,600 nits and advanced eye protection features. HONOR has also designed the V Purse for durability, passing rigorous tests for screen protection and impact resistance.
The HONOR V Purse relies on Silicon-carbon batteries, providing a total capacity of 4,500mAh, and incorporates low-voltage charge-gathering technology for extended battery life.
MagicOS 7.2 enhances the user experience with new features and multi-device connectivity options, including the ability to separate work and personal data securely.
- Unfolded: 7.71 inches Flexible OLED, 2348×2016 pixels (10.5:9), 1600nit
- Folded: 6.45 inches Flexible OLED, 2348×1088 pixels (19.4:9), 1600nit
- Soc: Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G (4 × Cortex-A78 2.4GHz + 4 × Cortex-A55 1.8GHz)
- GPU: Adreno 642L
- Storage: Internal storage options of 256 GB or 512 GB
- RAM: 16 GB
- Camera (front): 8 MP front-facing camera (f/2.0 aperture)
- Camera (back):
- 50 MP primary lens (f/1.9 aperture)
- 12 MP ultrawide (f/2.2 aperture)
- Connectivity: 5G, USB-C (2.0), Wi-Fi 802.11 ax (2×2 MIMO, 2.4GHz and 5GHz), Beidou/GPS/AGPS/Glonass/Galileo, NFC
- Battery: 4500mAh (35W wired fast charging)
- OS: MagicOS 7.2 (based on Android T)
- Length: 156.5mm
- Width: Folded state: 74.7 mm; unfolded state: 135.6 mm
- Thickness: Folded state: 8.6 mm; unfolded state: 4.3 mm
Availability and Price
The HONOR V Purse is available in Gold, Blue, and Black, with preorders starting from September 19 in China, priced at 5,999 (~$822) RMB for the 16GB + 256GB model.
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