Honor has announced its first phone since the company officially separated from Huawei - say hello to the Honor V40 5G. The device comes with a Dimensity 1000+ chipset, a new 50 MP camera, and speedy charging.
The screen of the Honor V40 5G is a 6.72” OLED with curved sides and a pill-shaped punch hole for the dual selfie cameras. The panel supports a 120Hz refresh rate and up to 300Hz touch sampling rate and a resolution of 2676 x 1236 pixels.
On the back, we have three cameras - the main one comes with a 50 MP RYYB sensor that is 1/1.56” big. The pixel size is 1.0µm, but in the 4-in-1 pixel-binned mode it goes to 2µm. The other two cameras are an 8MP ultrawide-angle shooter and a 2MP cam for close-up shots. There is also laser autofocus, placed right next to the single LED flash.
While Honor is an independent company now, the phone was mostly developed under Huawei ownership so it's no surprise to see that the 4,000 mAh battery supports 66W wired charging. This lets you go from flat to 100% in 35 minutes. Wirereless charging speeds are impressive too - up to 50W and a 50% charge in 35 minutes. These are the same speeds in the Huawei Mate 40 Pro smartphone.
Speaking about inherited technology, the Honor V40 5G comes with Magic UI 4.0, sadly, with Android 10 underneath. There was no word whether the phone would have Google Services because the event was in China, where phones ship without those anyway.
The Honor V40 5G is already up for sale in three colors - Night Black, Titanium Silver, Rose Gold - and comes in two memory configurations - 8/128 GB or 8/256 GB. Price starts from CNY3,599 ($556/€455) and goes up to CNY3,999 ($620/€505).
The event also saw the Honor MagicBook 14 and MagicBook 15 get new Intel-powered versions. The new iterations feature an 11th-gen Intel Core i7 processor with an Nvidia GeForce MX450 graphics card.
Thanks to the new processor, the notebooks now support Wi-Fi 6 with a 2X2 MIMO dual-antenna design for wireless speeds up to 2400 Mbps.
Apart from the main camera upgrade from last year's V30, there aren't much particularly attractive about this phone nor reasons to buy one over competing upper midrange devices from Realme, Poco etc. In case it comes with a GMS support upon...