Car companies will slap their logos on almost everything, from mugs to stuffed animals, to underwear, and sell it for three times the cost, even if it is completely different from the standard version of the product. This Porsche-branded folding smartphone is an interesting collaboration, though, because it looks so different than the regular one, and I still can’t see how it’s supposed to look like a Porsche 911.
The Porsche Honor Magic V2 RSR model is a collaboration between the Chinese electronics company Honor and the German sports car manufacturer. It’s based on Honor’s Magic V2 folding smartphone and, according to Porsche, its design should represent the 911 range. I’m no design student but I can’t see that at all. It does come in Porsche Agate Grey, though.
Porsche branding aside, Honor’s Magic V2 has an impressive spec sheet. Measuring just 9.9mm thick when folded, the RSR is said to be the thinnest folded smartphone on the market. When unfolded, its large OLED touchscreen is protected by what Honor calls the Anti-scratch NanoCrystal Shield, which is said to measure “7” on the Mohs hardness scale, similar to Quartz crystal.
On the back of the phone, its triple camera setup is made up of a 50-megapixel main camera, a 20-megapixel telephoto camera, and a 50-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera. Both the front and rear cameras shoot 4k video, too . Keeping it all running smoothly is a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor and what Honor calls an Ultra-Thin Bionic Cooling System.
There are two caveats, though. One is that the Porsche Design version of this phone is only sold in Germany. Another is that it is currently being sold abroad. So, even if you’re in Germany, if you want one, you’ll have to wait. It’s not cheap, as the standard Honor Magic V2 will set you back around $2,200, but the kind of Porsche owners who would want one of these phones can afford one. Even if it doesn’t match the 911’s hood line.
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