The new independent Honor, then Huawei has sold it to a Shenzhen business consortium, continues with the renewal of its catalog and has presented one of those models that first set foot in China and then take the path of the international market by changing their man. An old acquaintance from its catalog, in fact, which initially has been called Honor V40 but which we will know, most likely, as Honor View 40 when I cross its borders.
And as expected, this View 40 bets on components that have not been manufactured by Huawei, such as its brain. At the command of the phone we find a MediaTek chip, the Dimensity 1000+, which automatically gives us access to 5G but this Honor View 40 has more to offer and some of its features are quite interesting.
Honor View 40 / Honor V40 datasheet
Honor View 40 / Honor V40
6.72 inch OLED
MediaTek Dimensity 1000+ at 2.6GHz
8GB / 128GB (China only)
Main: 50 megapixels f / 1.9
16 megapixels f / 2.0
Dimensions and weight
163.07 x 74.26 x 8.06 mm
Fingerprint reader under the screen
8/128: 3,599 yuan / 456 euros
Brain MediaTek, screen with high refreshment
As we said in the introduction, Honor dispenses with Huawei’s in-house components to fly independently under the wing of its new owners, and that shows in the choice of its processor. Here we have the Dimensity 1000+ MediaTek running at 2.6GHz and supported by two variants: 8GB / 128GB and 8GB / 256GB. Both, of course, without microSD with which to expand.
Regarding the camera, the Honor View 40 bets on a 6.72 OLED panel and a fairly ordinary ratio (19.5: 9) but with a very strange resolution: 2,676 x 1,236. In short we would say that it is FullHD + but in reality it is more than that and less than QHD +. A rarity. What is not unusual is to see 120Hz refresh rate or 300Hz on touch panel refresh, which makes this phone an ideal model to squeeze games and other content, also for its stereo speakers.
Honor dispenses with Huawei components but maintains the RYYB camera designed together with Sony
We come to the cameras, with their 16 megapixels on the front accompanied by an ambient light sensor and we have to talk about the rear trio. 50 megapixels lead the main camera of the phone, with a RYYB sensor that it is inherited from the agreement between Huawei and Sony. As secondary, an 8-megapixel super wide-angle camera and a 2-megapixel camera with macro focus. The equipment has, by the way, laser focus.
We close with the battery (4,000 mAh, 66W fast charge, 50W wireless charge) and connectivity (5G, WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC, USB type C, infrared port). Well, and with the version of your operating system, an Android 10 that comes hidden behind Magic UI 4.0. We will see what happens when the phone goes international because, in theory, it should no longer mount EMUI. Or maybe yes.
Versions and prices of the Honor View 40 / Honor V40
The phone has been initially presented in China so it will take a while to know its international availability and price. Meanwhile we are left with that it comes in three colors (rose gold, blue and black) and that its prices for the Chinese market are the following:
- Honor View 40 with 8GB / 128GB: 3,599 yuan or 456 euros to change
- Honor View 40 with 8GB / 256GB: 3,999 yuan or 507 euros to change
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