Honor (the former sub-brand of Huawei) has announced their first smartphone since becoming independent. The new Honor V40 5G marks the beginning of a new chapter for the company after Huawei sold the subsidiary Shenzhen Zhixin New Information Technology of China.
The Honor V40 5G comes in a 6.72″ OLED display with curved sides. It features a 120Hz refresh rate, 2676 x 1236 pixels resolution and up to 300Hz touch sampling rate.
The module at the back consists of three cameras – a 50MP f/1.9 RYYB sensor with PDAF and Laser AF, an 8MP f/2.4 ultrawide sensor with 120° FoV, and a 2MP f/2.4 macro sensor. This setup is capable of recording 4K resolution videos at both 30 and 60 frames per second. The pill-shaped punch-hole on the display houses the dual selfie camera – a 16MP f/2.0 sensor and a Colour spectrum sensor.
Powering the smartphone is MediaTek’s Dimensity 1000+ chipset built on a 7nm process technology. Battery-wise, the Honor V40 5G packs 4000 mAh cells. It supports a 66W fast charging tech that promises 0 to 100% in just 35 minutes. It also supports a 50W wireless charging that gives you 50% battery life in 35 minutes of charging. The Honor phone runs on Huawei’s Magic UI 4.0 with Android 10 underneath.
The phone is available in three body colour options – Rose Gold, Titanium Silver, and Night Black. The 8/128GB base model is priced at 8/128 GB CNY3,599/$556/€455 while 8/256GB model goes for CNY3,999/$620/€505.