Next-Gen Tech Arrives: Honor Magic V2 USA Release Date Announced

By ANAS KHAN 9 Min Read

As Honor announces the Honor Magic V2, a revolutionary smartphone that will revolutionize innovation in the US market, we are seeing the birth of a new age in technology. Consumers and techies alike are becoming more excited about the Magic V2’s impending release date as they prepare to test out the device’s state-of-the-art capabilities and performance. As we approach the peak of excitement, let’s take a closer look at what makes this next-gen gadget unique and why it’s going to create a stir when it hits the US market.

Magic V2 has been released worldwide

Magic V2 has been released worldwide

At a launch ceremony in Beijing, China, on July 12, 2023, Honour formally introduced the Magic V2.

Once again, it was “announced” on September 1, 2023, at the IFA trade exhibition in Berlin. The Magic V2 was formally unveiled in Europe on January 26, 2024, at the Porsche Experience Centre in Leipzig, Germany, after a delay of many months.

The Honor UK website currently has one available for purchase. However, as Honor does not provide sales of its phones inside the United States, importing one may be your only option.

A ceremony will be held on February 25 in Barcelona to debut the Magic 6 series and a Porsche version of the phone that is based on the 911 RSR automobile.

The Magic VS2, a less expensive variant, debuted in China on October 12, 2023. There has been no announcement about its release date or even whether it will be distributed elsewhere.

Honor doesn’t sell any phones in the US, so don’t anticipate either of them ever coming to North America.

The Honor Magic V2 costs

The Honor Magic V2 costs

The sole version of the phone that will be sold in the UK and Europe will cost £1,699.99/€1,999. An internal storage capacity of 512 GB and 16 GB of RAM are included.

Nevertheless, you may get a free set of Bang & Olufsen headphones—a value of £459—as part of a current promotion. Be sure to purchase one from Honour UK’s website before April 12th.

To put it in perspective, the Magic V2 costs more than its predecessor, the £1,399/€1,599 Magic Vs, but it is still less costly than notable competitors like the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 (starting at £1,799.99/£1,748) and the Google Pixel Fold (starting at £1,799/£1,749).

The Magic V2 runs at a much lower price in China. The base price is ¥8,999 (about $1,250/£970), while the ‘Ultimate’ model, which comes with a stylus, costs ¥11,999 (approximately $1,670/£1,290). The latter’s potential international rollout is unclear.

Magic V2’s specs and design

The Magic V2’s design, rather than its internals, is what first catches the eye.

At 231 grams and 9.9 millimeters in folded thickness, it is the lightest and thinnest foldable yet. In terms of size, it’s even more diminutive than the Huawei Mate X3 and noticeably thinner than Samsung’s previous releases.

Two European color options are Midnight Black and Phantom Purple. You won’t find the silk variants covered in vegan leather down below, or the ultimate black and gold ones, anywhere outside of China.

The presence of two screens is not surprising. The inside component is an LTPO-enabled 7.92-inch foldable OLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate. Finally catching up to Samsung in this regard, it has a resolution of 2344 x 2156 and is stylus-friendly. Unfortunately, the stylus is not included.

The same 120Hz LTPO technology with a resolution of 2376 x 1060 is seen on the outside of the 6.43-inch OLED screen. That one also works with a stylus.

Now let’s take a look inside, where the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 powers the phone. At its release, it was Qualcomm’s most cutting-edge processor; however, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 has since surpassed it.

At least 256 GB of internal storage and 16 GB of RAM are features of the Chinese edition. Only 16GB or 512GB models are available in the UK/European edition.

Honor is also hoping that the Magic V2 will be an excellent gaming device. The business has teamed up with gaming developer Gameloft to ensure that all Magic V2 models, including the Porsche-inspired RSR variant, can run Asphalt 9: Legends at peak performance. The game will have “remastered gaming image quality.” and support 120 frames per second natively, says Honor.

66W wired charging is rather quick, and the phone’s 5000mAh battery is big for such a tiny device; nevertheless, wireless charging is not a possibility.

Regarding the cameras, there is a triple-lens arrangement on the rear. A 50 MP ultrawide, an f/1.9 primary camera, and a 20 MP telephoto lens make up this setup. A 16-megapixel, f/2.2 selfie camera is built into each screen.

Instead of his normal disassembly videos, YouTube user JerryRigEverything showcased all these parts in an assembly video:

The hinge, processor, cameras, battery, and other components are all visible in it.

The cheaper Magic VS2 that debuted in China has a similar look to its more expensive counterpart, but it has a few key distinctions. It’s 10.7 mm thick instead of 9.9 mm and 229 g instead of 231 g on the Magic V2.

The most noticeable decrease is in the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, while the display, battery, and charging are all the same. All other cameras remain the same; however, the 50 MP ultrawide from the Magic V2 gets a 12 MP sensor instead.

To find out how the Magic V2 stacks up against the competition, have a look at our top foldable phone guide. Having said that, its design is undeniably superior to any other folding phone.


Honor has announced the release date for its next-gen device, the Honour Magic V2, which is set to redefine innovation in the USA market. The phone is available in two European colours: Phantom Purple and Midnight Black, and is the thinnest and lightest large foldable yet. It is powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, the latest Qualcomm chip, and comes with 16GB of RAM and 512GB of internal storage. The phone is also designed to be a potent gaming machine, with a 5000mAh battery and 66W wired charging.

The phone has a triple-lens setup on the back, including a 50-megapixel main camera, a 50-megapixel ultrawide camera, and a 20-megapixel telephoto camera. The Magic VS2 launched in China is 229g vs. 231g, but 10.7mm thick. The phone is expected to make waves upon its arrival in the USA, as Honor doesn’t sell its phones in the US.


Will the Honor Magic V2 be released in the USA?

After more than six months of sales in China, Honor has finally brought the Magic V2 to Europe. The gadget will retail for £1,699.99 (€1,999, or around $2,170) in Europe; however, it will not be available in North America.

When was Honor Magic V2 released?

At a launch ceremony in Beijing, China, on July 12, 2023, Honor formally introduced the Magic V2. On September 1, 2023, it was ‘announced’ once again at the IFA trade exhibition in Berlin. Months later, on January 26, 2024, in Leipzig, the business formally introduced the Magic V2 to the European market.

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