Honor has announced the Honor V40 5G mobile in China. It is the first phone after its separation from Huawei in November. One of the features of the Honor V40 5G is the compatibility with 5G connectivity, as it has a powerful Dimensity chip. It features a large OLED screen with an 80 degree curvature on its left and right edges. The phone is flanked by a 50-megapixel triple camera system and a 16-megapixel dual camera setup for selfies. It also comes with support for fast wireless charging technology.
Features of the Honor V40 5G
The Honor V40 5G has a 6.72-inch display with a dual-hole punched design . It is the first Honor V series phone to feature an OLED panel. The display offers a Full HD + resolution of 1236 x 2676 pixels resolution, a 10.7-bit color depth, a 120HZ refresh rate, a 300 Hz touch sample rate, and a DCI-P3 color gamut. . The screen is integrated with a fingerprint sensor. It appears to be equipped with the same screen that can be found on the Huawei Nova 8 Pro that was made official in December.
According to Honor, the V40 5G offers a screen-to-body ratio of 92, 3 percent. As for the rear design, the Honor V40 5G has a glass back , which does not attract fingerprints. It weighs 186 grams and has a slim profile of only 8.04 mm.
The MediaTek Dimensity 1000+ v 5G chipset is present at the helm of the Honor V40 5G, which provides support for 5G + 5G dual SIM connectivity. The phone features 8GB of LPDDR4x RAM and 128GB / 256GB UFS 2.1 storage. The smartphone runs on the Android 11 operating system based on Magic UI 4.0 . Comes with support for GPU Turbo X and Hunter Boost graphics acceleration engine for a better gaming experience.
The rear camera module has a 50 megapixel main camera, an 8 megapixel ultra-wide lens, a macro lens of 2 megapixels , a laser autofocus unit and an LED flash. The main shooter has a large 1 / 1.56-inch sensor equipped with an RYYB filter array, which makes it possible to capture brighter shots in low-light conditions.
The rear cameras offer features like front / back dual scene photography, AI RAW super portrait engine, handheld super night scene mode, 4K HDR time lapse photography and 1920 fps super slow motion video recording . The in-display pill-shaped camera cutout has a 16-megapixel main camera and ToF (time of flight) lens to estimate depth.
The Honor V40 5G has a 4200 mAh battery that supports 66W super fast wired charging. Device also supports 50W fast wireless charging. Phone supports dual SIM slot, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC and USB-C. For an enhanced gaming experience, the V40 5G also features dual linear motors for in-game vibrations and stereo speakers.
Price and availability of Honor V40 5G
Here are the prices and variants of the Honor V40 5G in China:
- 8 GB of RAM + 128 GB of storage – 3,599 yuan (~ $ 556).
- 8 GB RAM + 256 GB storage – 3999 yuan (~ $ 618).
The Honor V40 5G comes in color editions such as Magic Night Black, Titanium Silver and Rose Gold . Sales of the V40 5G have started in China. Recent reports have revealed that the phone could debut under the Honor View 40 name in the second quarter in international markets. Instead of Huawei’s AppGallery, the phone is expected to arrive with Google apps and services.