Honor, which recently split from Huawei, its parent company. When Honor was part of its former parent company, the Honor V40 5G / View 40 5G was largely produced, and its aesthetic suggests this, too. Upfront, like the P40 Pro, the phone has an oval dual camera cutout, while the top-left specs aligned camera housing at the rear is also reminiscent of the Huawei flagship.
With a 120Hz refresh rate and a 300Hz touch sampling rate, the phone has a waterfall-curved 6.72-inch FHD+ OLED display. The Honor View 40 is powered by the Dimensity 1000+ chipset from MediaTek, which is paired with 8 GB of RAM and up to 256 GB of storage.
For the MediaTek Dimensity 1000 Plus chipset, the Honor V40 ditches Kirin silicon combined with 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of internal storage. A 4,000mAh battery that can be topped up using 66W wired charging or 50W wireless charging is powered by this cocktail.
As for camera smarts, a 1/1.56 inch 50MP RYYB primary camera that stands up top like the Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra continues to dominate the Honor V40’s rear array. The rest of the array isn’t, even though the design is exciting. It is joined by an ultrawide 8MP and a macro snapper 2MP. In the oval selfie camera cutout, a 16MP selfie camera sits alongside a secondary sensor.
The Honor View 40 will ship with Android 10-based Magic UI 4.0 out of the box on the software side of things. Google apps and services are expected to come with the global variant of the phone, which is likely to be announced sometime later this year to take on the best Android phones in the value flagship segment.
The Honor View 40 in 8GB/128GB and 8GB/256GB configurations is now on sale in China. While the 128GB version is priced at 3,599 yuan ($555), it will retail for 3,999 yuan ($620) for the 256GB version.