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The first-gen Honor foldable phone will have an 8-inch main display: new leak

This phablet might have more competition soon. (Source: Huawei)
This phablet might have more competition soon. (Source: Huawei)
Honor is thought to be one of a handful of OEMs that will get into the foldables game in 2021 or 2022. A well-regarded leaker now claims to confirm this is the case with some specific dimensions and details. The state-of-the-art device might have a primary display of about 8 inches in length covered with ultra-thin glass (UTG).

Honor is slated to launch a Magic3 flagship smartphone with the Snapdragon 888+ processor later in 2021. However, if some recent leaks are anything to go by, it might be followed by an even more premium offering: the OEM's first-gen foldable device.

The tipster Digital Chat Station has just asserted that this is indeed the case, claiming that Honor's potential Galaxy Z Fold3 rival will launch with an 8-inch display made by BOE as a main event. It, like Samsung's super-flagships, is also now rumored to have a secondary screen (probably located on the "front" of the device) of about 6.5 inches in diagonal length.

Those details make the device start to sound a lot like the Huawei Mate X2; then again, the leaker also asserts that Honor is also currently assessing UTG as a protective layer for its foldable's screen: something the X2 lacks.

On the other hand, the device - which might debut as the Honor Magic Fold - does not have an even tentative launch date as yet. However, should it truly exist as described, it is possible the OEM might release it as soon as possible so as to benefit from the flexible-device boom projected to gain steam from 2021 on.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-07-14 (Update: 2021-07-14)