Unsurprisingly, given the space between releases, the Magic VS2 isn’t a total overhaul of Honor’s previous devices. It’s a little lighter at 229 grams, up from 231 grams for the lightest variant of the Magic V2, but it’s also a little thicker when folded at 10.7mm. (The Magic V2 was between 9.9 and 10.1 mm thick.) Interestingly, it also runs a previous-generation Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 processor, while the V2 was powered by a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2.
Many of the phones other specifications They are similar to their predecessor. It still combines a 6.43-inch external screen with a 7.92-inch internal folding screen, still has a 50-megapixel main camera and a 20-megapixel telephoto lens (although its ultrawide resolution has a slightly lower resolution of 12 megapixels) , and it still has a 5000 mAh battery that can be fast charged up to 66W.
Reflecting its slightly lower specs, the Magic VS2 has a lower starting price than the Magic V2. Its base version with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage starts at ¥6,999 (around $958), versus ¥8,999 (around $1,232) for the entry-level Magic V2 with 16GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. storage. According to the Honor website, the device is It is expected to ship on October 17..
So little time has passed between releases that the Magic VS2 is announced in China before the V2 or V Purse are released internationally; the V2 will not be launched in Europe until early next yearand an international release for V Purse has yet to be confirmed.
Although the Chinese market for foldable products is known to be much more mature than in the West, it is still remarkable to see a company launch so many foldable products in such quick succession. Hopefully, after this year’s launch of the Pixel Fold and, soon, the OnePlus Open, customers outside of China will eventually be able to expect a similar release schedule.