Honor's Flip Phone Has the World's Biggest and Brightest Cover Screen

From CNET: Honor has jumped onto the flip phone bandwagon, unveiling its inaugural clamshell-style phone on Thursday. The Magic V Flip, which launched first in its native China, is expected to receive a global release later this year. In China, it starts for 4,999 yuan, which converts to $689.

The standout feature of the Magic V Flip is its exceptionally large and bright cover screen: At 4 inches, it's the world's largest cover screen on a commercially sold flip phone. (The competing Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 has a 3.4-inch external display, while Motorola's Razr Plus has a 3.6-inch outer panel.) It also has a peak brightness of 3,000 nits, making it the world's brightest cover screen on a flip phone.

Size isn't everything, though, and we'll have to test out how the company's software takes advantage of the Magic V Flip's large screen once an international version of the Magic V Flip is available. Honor says its cover screen, which has a nearly 16:9 aspect ratio, supports more than 40 apps. It has a split-screen mode on the outer screen with a long video area, a space for applications and a designated reminder zone, which Honor says displays the time and notifications. When you flip the phone, the Magic V Flip relies on a 6.8-inch internal display, which also has a brightness of 3000 nits.

As for the cameras, there's a 50-megapixel selfie camera situated on the lower-left corner of the cover screen. On the back, a 50-megapixel main camera and a 12-megapixel ultra-wide round off the camera setup.

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