Last month, there had already been some information that pointed to the possibility that Honor was working on its own folding smartphones. The list includes several names such as Honor Magic Fold, Honor Magic Pad and more. It was the first tip that pointed to a possible folding device coming from the newly divorced company from Huawei.
Recent reports claim that Honor may be very close to releasing a new foldable smartphone, and we even see some news from a famous Chinese blogger Digital Chat Station (via MyFixGuide). The news came from the production chain, which revealed that the main screen of Honor’s new folding device will feature a large 8-inch display, while the secondary panel will have a 6.5-inch screen.
The supplier is BOE, which has already made some versions of flexible panels and is the largest display manufacturer in China. A new ultra-thin flexible glass is also in development, according to leaker.
We don’t have more information about the next device and we have no idea what specs it will feature, but we can speculate that it will be a high-end device with a Snapdragon 888 or Snapdragon 888+ processor like in Magic 3, probably with 8-16 GB of memory and has 128-512 GB of storage.
Although the company has parted company with Huawei, it is more than likely that we will see many similarities between Honor devices in the near future, as it is known that the creation of this type of equipment tends to take several years of development. That’s why we’ll likely see designs similar to Huawei Mate X and Mate Xs. The Mate X series folds out, where the 8-inch screen becomes a 6.6-inch main secondary panel.
We already know that there are many positive aspects of this separation from Huawei, as the next smartphones from Honor already have Google Mobile Services, which is one of the biggest obstacles that Huawei still crosses in the market to convince consumers that Huawei Mobile Services are as good as the ones on Android.