Honor has just launched its first mobile since it separated from Huawei: the new Honor View 40 or V40, the name it receives in China. It is the first independent Honor mobile, in the form of a high-end and successor to the Honor View 30.
If last year there were two Honor View, the new Honor has launched a unique model. Is a 5G mobile with MediaTek Dimensity 1000+, 50 MP triple camera and a side-by-side OLED screen, with 120 Hz refresh.
Honor View 40 data sheet
OLED 6.72 «
2676 x 1236
300 Hz tactile response
Dimensions and weight
163.07 x 74.26 x 8.06 mm
MediaTek Dimensity 1000+
Ambient light sensor
50 MP RYYB
8 MP UGA
2 MP macro
66W fast charge
50W wireless charging
Magic UI 4.0
Fingerprint reader under the screen
From 456 euros to change
The first mobile of the new Honor
Honor is, since November, a different company to Huawei and, therefore, it should not be affected by the list of entities in the United States. This opens the door for Honor to do what Huawei could not do, although getting certifications and agreements is not something that is done overnight. As a consequence, we have a new Honor View 40, in which some details remain in the air.
For example, on the official page of the Honor V40 in China, the processor or battery capacity is not mentioned, although some e-commerce sites in the country reveal that we have a MediaTek Dimensity 1000+ in charge of the gross processing. What we do have clear is that it is accompanied by 8 GB of RAM and a storage capacity to choose between 128 or 256 GB of RAM.
As for the battery, despite the fact that -again- Honor does not mention it on its website, we find a capacity of 4,000 mAh, with support for 66W fast charging and 50W wireless charging.
Lots of screen and 50 MP triple camera
On screen, we have more certainties. We have an OLED panel, with curves on its axes and a diagonal of 6.72 inches. The resolution is 2676 x 1236 pixels and supports the refresh at up to 120 Hz. The tactile response is even higher, 300 Hz.
This screen hides the fingerprint reader under its surface and incorporates the front camera in a double perforation. Despite what it might seem, it is a single 16 megapixel lens, accompanied by a white balance sensor.
Behind it, we have a module for quite large cameras and that can also indicate more lenses than it actually has. All the protagonism goes to main sensor, 50 megapixel RYYB, which is accompanied by an 8 megapixel super wide angle and a 2 megapixel macro sensor. The sensor next to the flash is the laser focus.
As for Android, what will happen to the pre-installed software is still up in the air. Officially, it includes Android 10 with Magic UI, although we do not know if with Google services or without them. We will probably leave doubts when the terminal is put on sale internationally, which, on the other hand, is not confirmed.
Honor View 40 versions and prices
The Honor View 40 has been announced first in China under the name Honor V40. There you can already reserve in the colors rose gold, blue and black and in two versions, with 128 or 256 GB of storage. These are their prices:
Honor View 40 8 + 128 GB, 3599 yuan, about 456 euros to change.
Honor View 40 8 + 256 GB, 3999 yuan, about 507 euros to change.
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Honor View 40: the first mobile after the independence of Huawei is a high-end that leaves more questions than answers