Honor initially announced the Honor V Purse as a prototype device, hinting that it would never be available to consumers – that has now changed. The uniquely styled exterior is now available for limited pre-sale in China.
Honor V bag
Here’s the best part about it – it measures 156.5 x 74.7 x 8.6mm when folded and weighs 214g. A Galaxy S23 Ultra measures 163.4 x 78.1 x 8.9mm and weighs 234g, while the iPhone 15 Pro Max is 159.9 x 76.7 x 8.3mm and 221g. This is less horizontal bending than some bar phones.
Again, this is a foldable, meaning only one display wraps around the outside of the device. 7.71-inch OLED panel with 2,348 x 2,016px full resolution and 10.5:9 aspect ratio. When folded, you’re left with a 6.45-inch display (2,348 x 1,088 pixels, 19.4:9). This 10-bit panel has DCI-P3 colors and 1,600 nits peak brightness and 2,160Hz high frequency PWM dimming, with a refresh rate of 90Hz.
The V Wallet is powered by the Snapdragon 778G with 16GB of RAM and either 256GB or 512GB of storage (we’ll get to the pricing in a minute). The phone runs MagicOS 7.2 based on Android 13.
The cameras are laid out like a traditional phone – a 50MP main module (f/1.9) and a 12MP ultra wide on the back, which when closed is the back half of the display. There’s an 8MP front-facing camera for selfies and video calls (of course, you can always use the rear cameras too).
50+12MP rear and 8MP front cameras
The battery isn’t huge, but the 4,500mAh capacity is still more than we expected given how thin and light this phone is (the Galaxy Z Fold5 is 13.4mm closed and weighs 253g with a 4,400mAh battery). Charging is done via USB-C port (USB 2.0) at 35W.
The Honor V bag can actually be considered a bag.
As you have already seen, the special gimmick of the Honor V Purse is that you can attach a chain and carry it like a purse. The display wraps around the device, allowing the wearer to customize its look with a variety of always-on styles to match their outfit.
Again, the Honor V Purse is on limited pre-sale today. The 16/256GB version will cost CNY 6,000 – that’s the equivalent of $820/€770/₹68,500, not that the device is likely to get a global release. The 16/512GB model is CNY 6,600. For comparison, the Magic V2 starts at CNY 9,000 for the 16/256GB model.
Prestige V Bag in Gold • Blue • Black
The first units will ship a week later on September 26th, but we don’t know how many units there are in total.