HONOR V Purse is both a handbag and a smartphone

Launched in China



During IFA 2023, HONOR unveiled the HONOR V Purse. More than just presenting a new foldable, the device introduced a new purse-like form factor for smartphones. IFA 2023 was just a taste, though. Now, the foldable device is finally out for real.



Today, HONOR launched the HONOR V Purse in Shanghai. Unlike conventional foldables out today, the Purse features an outwardly folding mechanism. It is also one of the thinnest foldable devices in the market today. When folded, the device measures just 8.6mm. Unfolded, it’s even thinner, measuring just 4.3mm.

But, of course, the focus is on what you can do with the phone when it’s folded. With an always-on display, users can customize the screen with different handbag designs. You can also clip straps and chains to the hinge, effectively turning the device into an actual handbag. It even has a clasp-like mechanism that unlocks the phone when unclasped.


Time to get down to the nitty-gritty. The HONOR V Purse sports a 7.71-inch 2K OLED screen, peaking at 1,600 nits of brightness.          It features 2,160Hz PWM Dimming to reduce eye strain for prolonged use.

Underneath its lithe frame, you’ll get a Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G chipset. You’ll also get 16GB of RAM and up to 512GB of internal storage.

For cameras, the foldable touts a 50-megapixel IMX800 sensor. The big sensor comes paired with a two-in-one 12-megapixel ultrawide and macro sensor. It will support 0.6x, 0.8x, 1x, and 3x digital zooming capabilities. Plus, since the phone folds outwardly, users can use the unfolded screen as a fill light or the folded screen as a viewfinder.

Inside the phone, you’ll get the new MagicOS 7.2. Besides all the trimmings you’ll get from a mobile operating system, it will also come with a new feature called Parallel Space. The feature allows users to separate their work apps with their personal lives by using the foldable form factor as a barrier.

Finally, the HONOR V Purse will come with a large 4500mAh battery. The phone promises up to 8.7 hours of continuous video playback and up to 16 hours of audio playback.

Price and availability

Though you can customize how the handbag screen looks, the HONOR V Purse will come in three physical color options: Gold, Blue, and Black.

Preorders are already available in China. It will start at RMB 5,999.


vivo V29 5G Grand Launch in the Philippines

Aura Light 2.0 and more



vivo V29 5G

The vivo V29 5G will officially launch on Monday, September 25 at 7PM in the Philippines. You should check out the vivo V29 5G Grand Launch. You can watch it on this Facebook event page.

We already know that the vivo V29 5G comes with Aura Light 2.0. An improved version of its lighting system first showcased on the vivo V27 5G. Aura Light 2.0 will automatically adjust its color temperature to harmonize with the surroundings.

We also know that it comes on two stunning colors: Milky Way and Starry Purple.

Elsewhere on the phone, you’ll find a 6.78-inch 1.5K AMOLED FHD display. It has up to a 120Hz refresh rate and a pixel density of 452ppi.

The screen is HDR10+ certified and is also 100% DCI-P3, offering users breath-taking details and colors for an astonishing visual experience.

vivo has also worked on the phone’s eye protection features for both its hardware and software. The phone has reduced blue light and screen flickering to ensure safe usage.

If you want to learn the rest of the specs along with other surprises, you should definitely check out the vivo V29 5G Grand Launch.

Price and availability

The vivo V29 5G comes in two storage options. Pricing are as follows: 12GB+256GB is PhP 24,999 while 12GB+512GB is 26,999. It’s available in vivo’s official stores, Lazada, Shopee, and TikTok Shop.

This article is a sponsored press release by vivo Philippines.

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Samsung just leaked the Galaxy S23 FE

And the Galaxy Buds FE and Galaxy Tab S9 FE



Samsung is trying to one-up Google in the most unexpected way. Just as the latter has been continuously leaking the Pixel 8 series ahead of its launch, Samsung is now on a race to spoil the upcoming Galaxy S23 FE a little early. A new leak has revealed the upcoming Fan Edition devices in all their glory.

Recently, Samsung Argentina accidentally put up a landing page for the entire Fan Edition lineup. The highlight is the Galaxy S23 FE. However, the page also contains the Galaxy Buds FE and the Galaxy Tab S9 FE. It looks like the page is down now, but SamMobile obtained the photos before the takedown.

The page does not reveal much about the devices’ hardware. However, the photos do hint that the new lineup will feature a slightly lesser version of the current generation of Samsung devices. Also, since the photos show all three devices in one layout, Samsung is likely planning to drop all of them at once at an unannounced launch date.

The Fan Editions had a storied year. After reports that Samsung killed off the lineup, rumors came out that Galaxy FE was going to make a comeback later this year. Some regional branches confirmed the news by accidentally sprinkling in references to the unannounced series.

Soon after the Samsung Argentina leak, Samsung India released official teasers for the series. Though it doesn’t name the Galaxy S23 FE exactly, it’s the same color scheme as the leaked photos. The Galaxy FE is likely coming soon.

SEE ALSO: Samsung accidentally reveals that a Galaxy Tab S9 FE is coming

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#LuxuryTech: Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 Thom Browne Edition Unboxing

Ultra-rare foldable for $4000



Even though the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 has exclusive colors, it comes with an additional price — but it doesn’t stop there!—

The Korean giant also sold the ultra-rare Galaxy Z Fold5 Thom Browne Edition for a whopping KRW 4.29 Million (or just about US$ 4000).

Will you even believe that it got sold out in Korea that Michael Josh had to outsource one from a Hong Kong retailer?

In this episode of #LuxuryTech where tech meets fashion, Michael Josh unboxes the sophisticated Thom Browne Edition of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5!

ICYMI: Their last collaboration with the fashion brand was the Galaxy Z Fold3 Thom Browne Edition in a cleaner, white finish. 

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