we have news of its future Galaxy Z Flip

Honor is working on a new foldable smartphone, this time in a clamshell format. This is further confirmed by a patent filing in China. We even have first images of what this Honor Magic V Flip (if that’s its name) could look like.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 // Source: Brice Zerouk – Frandroid

When it comes to foldable flip smartphones, there are generally only Samsung and its Galaxy Z Flip and Motorola with its Razr. In Europe, we are still waiting for manufacturers like OnePlus, Xiaomi, and even Honor. The latter already offers its Honor Magic V2, but it is a very expensive book format model.

The brand would move to a clamshell model, as revealed by a Chinese patent. We already knew that Honor will release a Flip format smartphone this year.

A Galaxy Z Flip signed Honor: it could happen

It is 91Mobiles which spotted a trademark registration with the Chinese Intellectual Property Administration. He indicates that Honor would be working on a foldable flip smartphone, of which we are already enjoying some images. The patent filing was made in May 2022, but was not authorized until the end of May 2024.

The design would resemble what we already know, with a fold of the screen in the middle of its length. The front appears to have fairly thin borders: the buttons are all placed on the right edge.

Photos of Honor’s patent // Source: 91Mobiles

At the back, there would be a large screen, which is reminiscent of the external screen of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 or that of the Motorola Razr 40 Ultra. In a pill in the upper left corner would be the photo pad.

Be careful though: this is a patent filing: this does not mean that Honor will necessarily market this smartphone. Nor even that the latter will have a design that will correspond to the images included in the patent.

The clues of an Honor Magic V Flip are multiplying

Rumors indicate the arrival of the Honor Magic V Flip (the name given to it) next month. Indeed, Honor could take advantage of its June conference to show this foldable smartphone, alongside, a priori, the Honor 200 series.

Renders have even leaked, with a similar clamshell mechanism, but a different design.

Honor’s foldable according to the “leaker” // Source: Digital Chat Station

For the leaker Chinese Digital Chat Station, this foldable smartphone would have one of the largest external screens on the market. The visual he shared also differs greatly from the images in the patent.

We might think that the Digital Chat Station images are more precise: Honor’s patent was filed two years ago, in the meantime the brand has been able to change its design. Moreover, contrary to what one might think, it does not look like the Huawei Pocket 2.

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