Honor V40 launched with Dimensity 1000+ & 300Hz touch-sampling-rate

There is 1/1.56” 50 Megapixel sensor on the back

Release Date
January 22, 2021
Starting Price
3,599 Yuan ($556)

In November of 2019, the Honor V30 series was unveiled & today, we got the Honor V40. The V40 Pro was not launched today so either that is coming later this year or the company won’t launch any Pro version at all. Anyways, some highlights of the V40 include the MediaTek Dimensity 1000+ SOC, a 50MP 1/1.56” camera sensor, 300Hz touch-sampling-rate, 66W Fast charging & more. If you don’t know, in November last year, the Honor brand separated from Huawei as a deal was finalized with Shenzhen Zhixin New Information Technology of China. So the Honor V40 is also the first smartphone from Honor as a separate brand.

Honor V40

The design of V40 is really striking, especially from the back where there is a dual-tone finish. The area around the camera module has a shiny finish compared to the rest of the glass back. The frame is made of metal so overall, it is a really premium looking phone. The USB Type-C port is there on the bottom alongside the speaker grill and the SIM card tray.

Honor V40

On the front, there is a Waterfall display that has the corners curved at 80-degrees. The display has a pill-shaped cutout on the top left corner where the dual selfie camera setup is placed. Speaking of the specifications of the screen, Honor V40 has a big 6.72-inch OLED featuring a 120Hz refresh rate and an impressive 300Hz touch-sampling-rate. The screen sports a resolution of 2676 x 1236 pixels.

Honor is no longer under Huawei so there is now the flagship Dimensity 1000+ SOC from MediaTek powering this phone. This chip is paired with 8GB RAM and 128GB or 256GB internal storage. Underneath, there is a 4,000mAh battery that can be charged rapidly, thanks to the support for 66W fast charging. There is also support for 50W wireless charging. According to Honor, you can charge the battery fully in just 35 minutes using the 66W wired charging & up to 50% in the same time via 50W Wireless Charging.

Honor V40

Speaking of the cameras, the Honor V40 features a triple camera setup that includes a primary 50 Megapixel shooter with a huge 1/1.56” RYYB sensor which is paired with an 8 Megapixel ultrawide camera and a 2 Megapixel macro shooter. On the front, there is a dual-camera setup that includes a primary 16 Megapixel shooter paired with a Time of Flight sensor.

Android 10 runs out of the box with Magic UI 4.0 on top. Some other features include Stereo Speakers, 5G support, GPU Turbo X, Hunter Boost for gaming etc.

Finally, talking about the pricing, Honor V40 comes in three colors, and here is the pricing for China –

  • 8GB RAM + 128GB ROM – 3,599 Yuan ($556)
  • 8GB RAM + 256GB ROM – 3,999 Yuan ($618)

The phone went on sale today in China and was sold out in well under 4 minutes!

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