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Honor's Upcoming Foldable Looks Super Skinny

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Sareena Dayaram
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Honor plans to debut its latest foldable phone on Nov. 23, 2022.

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Honor has teased the launch of its second foldable phone flagship. 

The Chinese phone maker plans to unveil the Honor Magic Vs, or what appears to be a single-screen foldable phone, on Nov. 24 in mainland China, the company shared in a statement to the media on Thursday. 

This device is a follow-up to Honor's inaugural Magic V foldable phone, which hit the market early this year. If Honor goes through with a single-screen phone, it would mark a departure from the design of its predecessor, which featured dual screens in a design that is similar to Samsung's Galaxy Fold 4 phone. 

Honor and fellow Chinese rivals Xiaomi and Huawei have each launched single-screen foldable phones with varying designs. Huawei's Mate XS 2 features a wraparound design, while Xiaomi's Mi Mix Fold 2 takes a book-style form. With a single-screen design, foldable phones would presumably become slimmer and easier to carry around, a feature that could help nudge them toward the mainstream.

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Honor's Magic V foldable is the company's first-gen foldable phone.

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Once a subbrand of Chinese tech giant Huawei, Honor parted ways from its parent company in November 2020, when it was sold to Shenzhen Zhixin New Information Technology. The sale happened at a time when Huawei's consumer business was scrambling to stay afloat following tougher sanctions leveled by the Trump administration, which included measures that took aim at the Chinese telecom giant's global chip supply.