Honor’s new V40 5G flagship phone is here and although the phone is restricted to China, for now, Honor’s V-series will probably arrive worldwide under “View” branding.
Huawei confirmed the selling of the Honor brand back in November due to the difficulties in securing an adequate supply chain, as the Honor products also relied on Huawei’s technology, such as HiSense’s Kirin processors. Not to mention the company struggled because of the sanctions banning US companies from doing business with Huawei.
The new V40 5G is the first phone to be launched since the company has migrated from Huawei and if we used to recognize the brand as one for the more youthful public, the company doesn’t mention a youth audience in its new mission statement anymore.
CEO George Zhao stated the brand is aiming to become, “a global iconic tech brand by offering innovative, high-quality products with proven reliability.
“We are so grateful for the long-standing support of our loyal consumers and partners who have been by our side over the last seven years. Our customers are our number one priority, and as we embark on this exciting new chapter, we are dedicated to going above and beyond to create a new intelligent world for everyone around the globe,” said George Zhao.
Powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 1000+ processor, the phone integrates a 6.72-inch OLED screen with a 120Hz refresh rate, and the main camera features a 1/1.56-inch 50-megapixel sensor, plus HDR10+ support.
In terms of battery power, the new V40 5G has a 4,000mAh battery with 66W fast charging and 50W wireless charging.
For now, the phone is available in China starting at $550 for 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, while for the price of $620 consumers will get 256GB.
It’s interesting to see how things will work out for Honor now that the company no longer benefits from Huawei’s support and needs to establish itself as a strong brand on the smartphone market.