Honor’s first phone after splitting up from Huawei is here, welcome the Honor V40 5G. The phone brings Dimensity 1000+ chipset, a pretty capable camera, and some exciting features onboard.
The front of the Honor V40 5G is a 6.72-inch (2676 x 1236 px) OLED panel with curved sides and a pill-shaped cutout to make room for dual selfie cameras. The screen has a 120Hz refresh rate and up to 300Hz touch sampling rate with TUV Rheinland-certification for AI adaptive brightness.
If you take a look at the back, the phone offers three cameras — the main one being a 50MP RYYB sensor that’s 1/1.56″ large. It also has a 4-in-1 pixel-binning for superior shots. The remaining two are an 8MP ultra-wide shooter and a 2MP macro helper. Surprisingly, Honor has put laser autofocus just beside the LED flash which should help you quickly focus subjects.
Although Huawei and Honor have set apart, the V40 5G still borrows some technologies from Huawei, for instance, the charging. The 4,000mAh battery it comes with can be fully filled from 0 to 100% in about 35 minutes, courtesy of the 66W wired fast charging. It’s also capable of charging 50% for the same amount of time if you use the 50W wireless charger.
Not only that, the Honor V40 5G still has Magic UI 4.0, but with Android 10 layered on top. Honor is yet to mention if the phone comes with Google Play Services since the device was launched in China, where the service is banned and almost non-existent.
For the price, the Honor V40 5G starts at CNY 3,599 for the 8GB/128GB variant, which is around NPR 64,700 in Nepal. There’s also an 8GB/256GB variant which costs CNY 3,999 (~NPR 71,900). The phone is available in Titanium Silver, Night Black, and Rose Gold color options.