Honor, the Chinese smartphone brand formerly owned by Huawei, has launched its first device on 22nd January 2021, after the brand is sold off. The new smartphone is Honor V40, whose price starts at $556. The expected price of Honor V40 5G in Nepal is NPR. 76,000. However, the international launch of the phone is not decided yet.
Honor V40 5G Overview
Honor is no longer under Huawei’s umbrella. But, Honor wants to convey the message that they have inherited a lot from Huawei in terms of chipset capability, photography, and even R & D (Research and Development). Honor V40 can connect to the next-generation 5G mobile networks. Its refresh rate, battery, and camera are impressive as well.
Design and Build quality
The curved 6.67 inches Full HD+ display of the phone is an AMOLED touch screen with 1 billion colors, while the resolution of the display is 1236 x 2676 pixel with 440 PPI density. The phone has a refresh rate of 120Hz with 800 nits. The 10-bit panel supports HDR10. Similarly, the phone comes in three color variants: Midnight Black, Rose Gold, and Titanium Silver.
Honor V40 has a premium design. A dual pill-shaped notch houses the front camera with a primary sensor of 16MP and ToF (Time of Flight) sensor. On the bottom, the smartphone has a dual stereo speaker with a USB Type-c port and a SIM card tray. The V40’s left side has a volume rocker and a power button, while the right is neat and clean. A triple camera on the back lies inside a massive rectangular module. Lastly, Honor’s branding is at the bottom of the back panel. The phone lacks a headphone jack.
The under-display fingerprint sensor of the phone is fast and accurate.
The phone processing power comes from Mediatek Dimensity 1000 Plus MT6889Z chipset with an octa-core (2.6 GHz, Quad-core, Cortex A77 + 2 GHz, Quad-core, Cortex A55). Mali-G77 MC9 handles the GPU. Similarly, RAM is 8GB with 128GB or 256GB storage options.
Honor V40 has Android 10 OS with no Google Play Services. The smartphone supports GPU Turbo X graphic acceleration giving a better gaming experience.
The smartphone on the rear packs a 50MP wide-angle camera having f/1.9 aperture, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera with f/2.4 aperture, and a 2MP macro camera having f/2.4 aperture. It also has a LED flash and laser autofocus.
The selfie camera of Huawei V40 is a 16MP with an f/2.0 aperture and a color spectrum sensor.
The rear camera captures the video of up to 4K at 30/60 fps with another option of 1080p at 30/60 fps and 720p at 1920 fps.
On the other hand, the front camera captures 1080p at 30fps.
Honor V40 packs a Li-Po 4000 mAh non-removable battery. It supports 66W fast charging, filling up to 60% battery in 15 minutes and 100% in 35 minutes as per the advertisement. Similarly, it also supports 50W fast wireless charging, fueling 50% of the battery in 35 minutes as per the ad. Lastly, the phone supports 5W reverse charging.
Honor V40 5G Specifications
|Display||AMOLED touch screen,
6.3 inches, 110.4 cm2 (~91.1% screen-to-body ratio)
|Resolution and ratio||1236 x 2676 pixels,
19.5:9 ratio (~440 ppi density)
|Chipset||Mediatek MT6889Z Dimensity 1000 Plus (7nm)|
|CPU||Octa-core (4×2.6 GHz Cortex-A77 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)|
|OS||Android 10, Magic UI 4.0, (no Google Play Services)|
|Battery||Li-Po 4000 mAh, non-removable
Fast charging 66W, 60% in 15 min, 100% in 35 min (advertised)
Fast wireless charging 50W, 50% in 35 min (advertised)
Reverse charging 5W
|RAM and Storage||8GB/128GB,
|Rear Camera||50 MP, f/1.9, (primary), 1/1.56″, 1.0µm, PDAF, Laser AF
8 MP, f/2.4, 120˚, 17mm (ultra-wide)
2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
|Front camera (dual)||16 MP, f/2.0, (wide),
Color spectrum sensor
|Sensors||Fingerprint (under display, optical),
|Colors||Midnight Black, Rose Gold, Titanium Silver|
Honor V40 5G Price in Nepal and Availability
Honor has already started selling the smartphone in China. However, the phone is yet to be launched in Nepal, and we have expected its price to be NPR. 76,000 for 8/128GB and NPR 84,000 for 8/256GB.
|Honor V40 variant||Price in Nepal (Expected)|
|Honor V40 5G (8/128GB)||NPR. 76,000|
|Honor V40 5G (8/256GB)||NPR. 84,000|
It will be a competitive device for OnePlus 8T, whose price range is the same.