The Honor Magic V foldable phone is slated to hit the market on January 10th and will feature complex hinge technology

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The Honor Magic V foldable smartphone could hit the market on January 10, as a tipster claims. The Chinese company has already confirmed that it will launch its first foldable phone soon. A report has suggested that the flagship is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC, making it the first foldable phone to feature the latest Snapdragon chipset. Recently, Honor’s former parent company Huawei launched the P50 foldable pocket phone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G SoC in China.

According to a tweet from tipster Teme (@ RODENT950), the Honor Magic V smartphone will debut in China on January 10th. Previously, the tipster Digital Chat Station had claimed that the Honor foldable smartphone runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC and stated that it could have an introductory price of CNY 10,000 (around Rs. 1.18 lakh). There is no further information on the specifications of the smartphone.

However, in a short video that Honor China shared on Weibo, Honor CEO Zhao Ming talked about the Honor Magic V. He says (translated) that the screen of the foldable phone with its “most complete structural design” is the best on the market will be “. The executive claims that the Honor Magic V has complex hinge technology and the optimization is done at the software level.

Ming snapped shots at competitors, saying that some manufacturers have made smaller flip-up screens, essentially contrary to the original intent of flip-top phones. The Honor Magic V is said to adopt a dual-screen design. The internal display could be 8 inches and the external secondary screen could be 6.5 inches.

Recently, other Chinese smartphone companies Huawei and Oppo launched their foldable phones. Huawei launched the Huawei P50 Pocket Smartphone and Oppo launched the Oppo Find N in the Chinese market.

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Sourabh Kulesh is Chief Sub Editor at Gadgets 360. He has worked for a national newspaper, news agency, magazine and now writes technology news online. He has knowledge of a wide variety of topics related to cybersecurity, business and consumer technology. Write to sourabhk@ndtv.com or contact him on Twitter through his handle @KuleshSourabh. More The 10 best films of 2021

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