In addition to showcasing the HONOR Magic V2 globally for the first time, HONOR also showed off its new concept smartphone at IFA. The device in question is called the HONOR V Purse, and… well, it’s interesting, that’s for sure.
The HONOR V Purse is a fashion-forward concept device
HONOR says that this phone “reimagines a foldable smartphone as a wearable, fashion-forward purse, offering endless possibilities for style and self-expression”.
Are you confused? Well, that’s understandable, so let me explain. The HONOR V Purse is essentially an outwards-folding smartphone, to which you can attach a strap, basically. That way, you can turn it into a purse. That strap attaches to the phone’s hinge.
HONOR also showed off various different straps for the device, including chains, features, and tassels, so that you can adapt the phone to any occasion. That’s not all, though. Its display also plays a part in the whole thing.
Its display also plays here, from the fashion standpoint
Several well-known designers partnered up to bring a series of designs for this phone’s AOD feature. In other words, HONOR utilizes the Always-On Display feature to change the style of the HONOR V Purse when you wear it.
HONOR will soon start inviting talent from all over the world to offer their designs. To utilize sensors like gyroscope and ambient light sensor to create something unique.
HONOR does plan to invite designers to pitch in with AOD designs
HONOR did not share any spec info when it comes to this device. That’s not surprising, as this is just a concept phone at this point. Based on the fact HONOR plans to invite designers to pitch in, however, it seems like it plans to shape this into an actual product.
When folded, on one side, there’s only a display, while most of the other side is also covered by the display. Aside from the display, you’ll also see the phone’s cameras, and a place to grab the phone.
The HONOR V Purse is definitely not aimed at just about anyone, though it’s an interesting concept. The fashion-centric announcement also fits well here.