Honor has not confirmed or denied the existence of a foldable phone in recent months, but a fresh leak claims that a foldable dubbed the Honor Magic X is coming soon – and maybe available before the end of the year.

This latest hint comes from Huawei Fans on Chinese social networking site Weibo (via Notebookcheck), which says that the next device will be produced using similar technologies as the Huawei Mate X2.

Honor is a subsidiary of Huawei, so it’s no surprise that the two companies continue sharing technical details – and because the Mate X2 is such a fantastic foldable phone, many consumers are unlikely to be disappointed.

We’re not done yet.

The only other advice given by this source is that the foldable is likely to be released before the end of the year and that Honor has a lot of confidence in it.

That potential launch window corresponds with what we heard in February. The phone’s onboard processor may be either the Snapdragon 888 or the Snapdragon 888 Plus.

Honor may not be done yet, either: according to reports, it’s working on a clamshell-style foldable to compete with the Motorola Razr and Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3, but so far we haven’t heard much about it.

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Foldable phones aren’t a new invention, but it feels as though mid-2021 is a watershed moment — when this form factor went from oddity and test bed to something that ordinary customers would consider buying.

That’s due, in large part, to the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3, two phones that are well-made, properly spaced, and not completely out of reach. While early foldable phones had concerns about their durability, those don’t apply to these either.

Anyone interested in buying a foldable phone will be spoiled for choice, as Google, Huawei, and others are preparing to join the fight. Anyone looking for a smartphone may want to wait until later.

Foldables remain quite costly at the moment, but thanks to their technology, they will continue to be so for some time. A lot of it still depends on the price of course – foldable are still rather pricey compared with other smartphones.

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