Honor declares its first post-Huawei telephone

Honor has introduced the brand new V40 5G flagship telephone, its first since Huawei bought the corporate off to a Shenzhen-based consortium of Chinese language companions. The telephone is unique to China for now, however Honor’s V-series normally makes its solution to the remainder of the world below “View” branding.

The V40 has a 6.72-inch OLED display with a 120Hz refresh charge and is powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 1000+ processor. The first digital camera has a 1/1.56-inch 50-megapixel sensor. The 4,000mAh battery might be charged wirelessly at 50W or at 66W with a cable.

Huawei introduced that it was promoting off Honor in November attributable to “large strain” and a problem in securing an sufficient provide chain. Whereas Honor was operated independently from Huawei, it relied on the guardian firm for a lot of its know-how, reminiscent of HiSense’s Kirin processors. That meant it was hit simply as laborious by US sanctions banning US corporations from doing enterprise with Huawei.

The V40 telephones will after all have been in improvement since sooner than November, however now that Huawei has divested itself of Honor, the worldwide “View 40” model of the V40 might be able to ship with Google companies on board. That will enable Honor to promote telephones in Western markets and past with out the large drawback of getting to depend on Huawei’s AppGallery, which nonetheless can’t compete with Google’s Play Retailer outdoors of China, the place Google has no presence.

On the similar time, Honor now not has the benefit of counting on Huawei’s provide chain, so it’s going to have work to do with the intention to set up itself as a powerful model in its personal proper as soon as the telephones launch elsewhere. For now, it’s accessible in China with costs beginning at 3,599 yuan (~$550) for a mannequin with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. 3,999 yuan (~$620) doubles the storage to 256GB.

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