Honor announced the new flagship phone V40 5G, its first since Huawei sold the company to an alliance of Chinese partners in Shenzhen. The phone is exclusive to China at the moment, but the Honor V series usually makes its way to the rest of the world Under the brand „Show“.
The V40 has a 6.72 inch OLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate and is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 1000+ processor. The primary camera houses a 1 / 1.56-inch 50-megapixel sensor. The 4000mAh battery can be charged wirelessly at 50W or 66W using a cable.
Huawei Advertise It was selling Honor in November due to „tremendous pressure“ and the difficulty in securing an adequate supply chain. While Honor has run independently of Huawei, it has relied on parent company for a lot of its technology, such as HiSense’s Kirin processors. This means that it has been hit by the same amount of US sanctions that prevent American companies from doing business with Huawei.
Of course, the V40 will be under development since earlier in November, but now that Huawei has abandoned Honor, the international version „View 40“ of the V40 may be able to ship with Google services on board. This would allow Honor to sell phones in Western markets and beyond without the big disadvantage of having to rely on Huawei’s AppGallery, which I still can’t compete with the Google Play Store Outside of China, where Google does not exist.
At the same time, Honor no longer has the advantage of dependence on Huawei’s supply chain, so it will have to work towards establishing itself as a strong brand in its own right once the phones are launched elsewhere. Currently, it is available in China with prices starting at 3,599 Yuan (~ 550 USD) for a model with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. 3999 Yuan (~ $ 620) doubles storage capacity to 256GB.
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