Samsung has long been the leader in foldable smartphones, but it’s about to be challenged by a whole new rival and it could solve one of the biggest problems with foldable screens. The Chinese firm HONOR, which was part of the Huawei brand until its split in 2021, has just unveiled its first flexible device called Magic V.

One of the main features of this smartphone is that it includes a 7.9-inch display which, when fully opened, does not have a crease in the middle. This is something Samsung’s foldables have long been criticized for because it can be extremely inconvenient when trying to binge on a cabinet.

Along with this technology, this phone certainly has a lot of other things to do with Honor boasting of having a 6.45-inch curved OLED display when folded, resulting in a higher aspect ratio. wide of 21.3: 9, which makes it much more useful.

Both displays also feature a fast 120Hz refresh rate for smooth scrolling and stutter-free gaming.

Another area where the Magic V could beat its biggest rival is raw power with this new phone featuring the latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 5G processor. This Qualcomm-made chip was announced late last year and offers more power, better efficiency, and improved camera functionality.

Speaking of the snappers packed into this phone, the Magic V gets an AI-powered quad camera array with a 50MP rear camera and a 42MP front camera.

Users will benefit from all the usual photography functions, including great night shots and the ability to zoom in on the subject they are photographing.

HONOR also promises professional-style shots thanks to impressive AI that automatically adjusts settings to ensure images are top-notch.

If design is important to you, the Magic V has a teardrop hinge that makes things thinner than most foldables, and it’s made from a high-strength titanium alloy that makes it not only lightweight but able to survive occasional drops to the sidewalk.

“We are delighted to launch our first 5G foldable flagship product, the HONOR Magic V, which demonstrates our expertise and innovation in system design and our commitment to always deliver a best-in-class user experience. Said George Zhao, CEO of HONOR Device Co, Ltd. “HONOR has strong ambitions to become the most successful smartphone brand in the premium foldable smartphone market and we are confident that our first foldable flagship will be very competitive against existing models. “

There’s no word on price or release date yet, but don’t expect this device to be a bargain as most foldables of this size cost well over £ 1,000.