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Honor launches V40 5G smartphone, company’s first after breaking up with Huawei

The V40 5G has a 6.72-inch OLED screen with 120Hz refresh rate. It has also joined hands with MediaTek for the chipset department.

Honor V40 5G.
Honor V40 5G. (Honor)

Back in November last year Huawei announced that it is breaking ties with sub-brand Honor due to “tremendous pressure” and in order to secure the adequate supply chain. However, Honor, has now launched this year's first ever smartphone after its breakup with Huawei. The company has launched the V40 5G flagship handset, which is exclusive to China for now. 

The V40 5G has a 6.72-inch OLED screen with 120Hz refresh rate. It has also joined hands with MediaTek for the chipset department. So, the handset gets a rather powerful Dimensity 1000+ processor. It runs Android 10-based Magic UI 4.0 out of the box.

Also read: Chinese phone maker Honor partners with key chip suppliers after Huawei split

Honor V40.
Honor V40. (Honor)

You also get a primary camera with a 1/1.56-inch 50-megapixel sensor size in addition to an 8-megapixel ultra-wide and a 2-megapixel macro sensor. There’s a 4000mAh battery that can be charged wirelessly at 50watt or at 66watt with the cable. 

There are two versions of the V40. The first is with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage that is priced at 3599 CNY (roughly 40,600), while the second one comes with the same 8GB RAM, but with increased 256GB inbuilt storage and is priced at 3999 CNY (roughly 45,000). 

It's worth mentioning that since Honor is no more associated with Huawei, the former’s international ‘View 40’ version of the V40 might be able to ship with Google services. This will also let the brand sell its smartphones in Western markets, which is a huge advantage over the limited market acquired by Huawei. Have Google Play Store access is also better than Huawei’s own AppGallery.

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