The news: Chinese smartphone manufacturer Honor unveiled the Magic V2, billed as the “thinnest and lightest” foldable phone, at Berlin’s IFA show, showing that smartphone innovation is continuing in the foldable space.
Next generation foldable: The Honor Magic V2 weighs just 231 grams, less than ordinary premium smartphones such as Apple’s iPhone 14 Pro Max (240 grams), the Google Pixel Fold (283 grams), and the Samsung S23 Ultra (233 grams).
Honor’s international expansion: The handset maker, a subsidiary of Huawei, is aiming to release its foldable flagship in Europe, Latin America, and Asia-Pacific—notable emerging smartphone regions that aren’t subject to geopolitical device embargoes.
Key takeaway: Despite the smartphone market’s continued decline due to a lack of innovation, up and coming smartphone companies are betting big on foldables as the next transition point.
Honor Magic V2 (Source: Honor)
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