Honor is bringing a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 flagship to the MWC

Peter, 28 January 2022

Honor plans to attend the Mobile World Congress where it will announce the global launch of a Magic phone – the Honor Magic V, perhaps? The company’s first foldable is one of the more interesting devices to be unveiled recently.

Qualcomm’s Weibo account chimed in to reveal that the device will be powered by its flagship Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset. Which is the case for the V foldable, though it also doesn’t preclude the introduction of a new flagship.

Honor is bringing a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 powered Magic phone to the MWC
Honor is bringing a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 powered Magic phone to the MWC

Honor does have a series of non-folding Magic phones, the latest additions to which – the Magic3 trio – were unveiled in August and featured Snapdragon 888 and 888+ chipsets. However, a quick perusal of the rumor mill finds no signs of sequels to these phones, which brings us back to the Magic V.

And if that it is indeed the star of Honor’s MWC show, it will have to go up against the P50 Pocket from former parent Huawei, which recently arrived in Europe at a price of €1,600. Honor Magic V’s starting price of CNY 10,000 suggests that its euro pricing will be higher than that (the P50 Pocket starts at CNY 9,000 in China).

Source (in Chinese)


Reader comments

Basically confirmed. Magic v, magic 3/pro/pro+ and potentially honor 60/se/pro.

  • Anonymous
  • 29 Jan 2022
  • 7kj

Hmm but US don't even have that good 5g coverage right now and won't installing mmwave will be dumb in that coverage

  • Rly
  • 29 Jan 2022
  • MxZ

Its strange not to see a Kirin chip and rly sad. And yes i know why... Thats my problem, all this because of a stupid government in US.

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