At IFA 2023 in Berlin, HONOR unveils its slimmest inward foldable smartphone yet through the Magic V2 and debuts the HONOR V Purse, a new concept that transforms its foldable smartphone into a wearable fashion purse, equipped with screen displays that never turn off. The HONOR V Purse, with its ‘phone-to-purse’ concept, is seen as the starting point of turning smartphones into more than their social and connective purposes.
The customizable always-on displays – or AODs – of the HONOR V Purse mimic a handbag design. These live displays feature design elements such as chains, feathers, and tassels, and whenever the foldable smartphone moves, these on-screen accessories sway and follow the movement of the smartphone too.
HONOR takes it a step further by offering the user interchangeable straps and chains that clip onto the hinge on the foldable smartphone so that they can hang their smartphone over their shoulder like a purse or handbag.
The high-tech purse that can be opened and closed over 400,000 times aims to be the choice of environmentally conscious consumers trying to slow down fast fashion. George Zhao, CEO of Honor. “Not only that, but with our phone-to-purse concept brought to life through the Honor V Purse, we are exploring sustainable solutions that leverage emerging foldable technology to empower creativity and shape tomorrow’s lifestyle.”
The Honor design team told Designboom, “Today’s discerning consumers are all looking for new ways to express themselves and reflect their individuality. Whether it’s a fresh haircut, a new outfit, or a statement piece of jewelry, there are many ways to stand out from the crowd. But until now, the devices that we have on display for much of the day have taken a backseat compared to other more stylish accessories. We believe this is a bold new concept that will pave the way for the future of fashion and technology.”
According to luxurylaunches.com & designboom.com