Honor launches V40, its first phone post-Huawei

This phone boasts a 6.72-inch display, MediaTek Dimensity 1000+, and 66W fast charging.

Honor has launched the V40 5G, its first phone since Huawei sold Honor to a Shenzhen-based consortium in late 2020.

This new flagship phone features a 6.72-inch curved OLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate. There’s a pill-shaped punch hole interrupting the display, housing the 16MP wide and color spectrum sensor.

Powering it is a MediaTek Dimensity 1000+ processor paired with 8GB of RAM and either 128/256GB storage.

Its cameras on the rear is reminiscent of vivo’s camera bump on its X series devices. The three lenses consist of a 1/1.56-inch 50MP RYYB sensor, an 8MP ultrawide-angle shooter, and a 2MP macro lens. Additionally, there’s laser autofocus next to the LED flash.

This device comes with a 4,000mAh battery with support for 66W wired charging that can take the device from 0 to 100% in 35 minutes.

The Honor V40 5G runs on Magic UI 4.0 based on Android 10. There’s still no word it will come with Google Services.

It’s available in three colors—Night Black, Titanium Silver, and Rose Gold— and starts at CNY 3,599 (around P27,000).

Honor V40 5G specs:

  • Android 10 with Magic UI 4.0
  • 6.72-inch OLED display with 120Hz
  • MediaTek Dimensity 1000+
  • Mali-G77 MC9 GPU
  • 8GB RAM
  • 128/256GB storage
  • Rear camera: 50MP (f/1.9) + 8MP (f/2.4) + 2MP (f/2.4)
  • Front camera: 16MP (f/2.0) + color spectrum sensor
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 5.1, A2DP, LE, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS, NFC, Infrared, USB-C, OTG
  • 4,000mAh battery with 66W fast charging, 50W fast wireless charging, 5W reverse charging
  • Midnight Black, Rose Gold, Titanium Silver

Read more: Huawei sells Honor brand to state-backed group

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