Honor V Purse receives a major software update

Yordan, 27 September 2023

Honor introduced the V Purse concept in early September just to launch the actual smartphone two weeks later in China. The foldable has been on sale since yesterday, but it's already getting its first update.

The new MagicOS package is massive in size – 6.19 GB and brings safety improvements, as well as features that enrich the user experience with the screen.

Screenshot of the software update log Screenshot of the software update log

Some of the improvements include features that were advertised since Day 1. One of them is called Variety Wallet – it allows the part of the screen that folds around the back to have a wallpaper that makes the device look like an actual purse.

The smaller panel can also remind a call is incoming when the front is being used, and it can also bring up a WeChat QR code for easier money transfers. Also, the V Purse now will have a sound when the button for opening the device is pressed.

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Honor V Purse

Honor V Purse is on sale in China with a starting price of CNY5,999. For the equivalent of $820, you get a foldable 7.71” OLED panel, Snapdragon 778G chipset and two cameras.

The phone impresses with a 4.3 mm thin body when unfolded, and thanks to the hinge, there is a zero gap, bringing the phone to 8.6 mm in a folded state.

Via (in Chinese)


Reader comments

  • Anonymous
  • 28 Sep 2023
  • SpI

It is what it is. the wallet aspect holds no value whatsoever as it's not a real wallet and the phone is okay but chinese spyware. I'd avoid myself.

  • Google Play Store
  • 27 Sep 2023
  • knM

How many years does it take to cleanse MagicOS of spyware attempting to harvest Google passwords? Google Certified? Videos of apps operating full screen? Pictures of apps upon the default home screen? Does this "major" software update i...

The thickness is really impressive. There are candy bar phones which are thicker than this purse when it is in its folded state. Really amazing engineering.

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