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Honor Magic V2 JerryRigEverything teardown video goes in reverse

The partially assembled Magic V2. (Source: JerryRigEverything via YouTube)
The partially assembled Magic V2. (Source: JerryRigEverything via YouTube)
Honor's latest flagship foldable Android smartphone has appeared on the famous JerryRigEverything YouTube channel. However, it's not bend tests or deeper grooves as usual, as the OEM has saved its new Magic V2 from potential destruction by disassembling it in advance. Is it possible to put the "thinnest and lightest" foldable of 2023 together on camera?

Honor touts its Magic V2 as the thinnest and lightest premium folding smartphone yet, even though the Xiaomi Mix Fold 3 has finally risen to vie for that crown today (August 14, 2023). The OEM has responded to this challenge by collaborating with JerryRigEverything to present a unique twist on the teardown video.

Honor must have been seen more than enough flexible-display flagships taken apart on YouTube, as it sent the vlogger Zach Nelson a Magic V2 already broken down into its component parts. Then again, the resulting reverse teardown hinted at improved repairability for the new Magic V-series flagship, as it did indeed  successfully go back together again.

On that note, the assembly video also afforded a look at the dual silicon-carbon batteries and titanium hinge to which the Magic V2 owes its new bragging rights, as well as the Bionic vapor chamber for its Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 module (which could, in fairness, have been given a thermal paste top-up prior to being replaced).

Nelson found that those components contribute to a mass of 8.3 ounces (~235 grams (g)) for the V2, compared to 8.5 ounces (~241g) for the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5, and a thickness of 9.9 millimeters (mm) and 13.5mm respectively.

Then again, this reverse JerryRigEverything video did not end with a bend test, meaning we now have to wait to find out if the Magic V2 is as durable as it is refined.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2023-08-14 (Update: 2023-08-14)