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Honor "Magic V2" tipped to launch as a foldable with a sought-after battery spec

The Magic V. (Source: Honor)
The Magic V. (Source: Honor)
The Honor Magic V is an early-2022 Android flagship phablet that launched with a battery capacity greater even than that of the new Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4. However, its successor is now rumored to debut with an upgraded power-pack that could add up to what the Chinese OEM could market as a world-beating spec among foldables.

Foldable smartphones might be the future in the minds of many (some of their leading manufacturers included); however, they have been held back by one factor throughout their relatively short history: battery life.

It might be the one thing that ends up hamstringing the new and potentially super-fast Moto Razr 2022; then again, even first-gen examples such as the OPPO Find N and Vivo X Fold have launched with better odds of avoiding the same as of late with nearly-normal capacities of 4,500mAh and 4,600mAh respectively.

This, then, might be why Honor got perhaps less air-time than it may have wished for the Magic V's 4,750mAh spec. As comparatively impressive as this might have been for an equally inaugural product, its successor is now said to have something with which to outdo it.

According to the leaker Digital Chat Station, Honor has managed to develop a new "custom battery" for the putative Magic V2 that integrates 2 "cells" (or separate power-packs usually connected across a given foldable's hinge) of 2,030mAh and 2,870mAh in size.

Therefore, the combined capacity of the "V2" works out at 4,900mAh - however, Honor still might be in a position to market it as the world's first mobile foldable device with that always-welcome 5,000mAh spec.

Should that be the case, it will look particularly bad for the Galaxy Z Fold4, already lagging behind at 4,400mAh as it is. Then again, a second-gen Magic V doesn't have as much of a chance at shipping globally.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2022-08-13 (Update: 2022-08-13)