Honor would possibly nonetheless be struggling underneath the consequences of the US entity listing, simply as its dad or mum firm is, however that is not stopping the telephone maker from placing collectively some compelling-looking smartphones within the rumoured V40 collection.
The corporate’s V-series units have come to function the cream of the crop as a part of the model’s annual launch portfolio, providing top-tier efficiency and complemented by highly effective cameras.
They often pull from Huawei’s present telephone catalogue after which twist and tweak units till they’re left with a handset that makes small compromises that end in a powerful value discount, whereas nonetheless delivering the place it counts.
When does the Honor V40 launch?
Arriving a little bit later than final yr’s V30 line (which landed on 26 November 2019), rumours from Weibo cite a mid-December launch for not less than two Honor V40 collection handsets, this yr.
How a lot is the Honor V40?
The Honor V30 got here in at CNY¥3299 at launch, with the V30 Professional costing ¥3899; equal to £380/€420/US$490 and £450/€500/$580, respectively.
Trying on the regional launch pricing for the recently-released Huawei Mate 40 Professional, in comparison with its predecessor (the Mate 30 Professional), the corporate elevated the beginning value for this high-end handset by 12%.
As a tough information and assuming that the there’s an equal technical leap ahead from Honor’s V30 collection to the V40 collection, pricing would work out to ¥3699 for the Honor V40 and ¥4399 (adjusting for Honor’s proclivity in direction of ending all its Chinese language costs in “99”) for the V40 Professional.
With phrase of a further V40 Professional+ mannequin and utilizing the 38% value enhance from the bottom Huawei Mate 40 Professional to the Mate 40 Professional+ as a framework, equal pricing for the Honor V40 Professional+ can be anticipated to return in at ¥6099 (roughly £700/€780/$910).
We’ll replace this characteristic with precise pricing ought to it leak or as soon as the telephones have been formally introduced.
What options does the Honor V40 provide?
This yr’s V40 collection is anticipated to manifest as three units (up from two fashions in final yr’s V30 line): The Honor V40, Honor V40 Professional and Honor V40 Professional+.
Other than offering a possible launch window for the V40 collection, Dragon Two Professional – established Chinese language tech blogger and the Weibo supply talked about earlier – serves up probably the most full spec sheet for what these telephones would possibly carry to the desk.
They cite a 120Hz high-refresh-rate Full HD+ show with a twin hole-punch front-facing digicam setup, a 50Mp RYYB-pixel-arranged major digicam and spectacular 66W wired charging, alongside 40W wi-fi charging.
The supply by no means mentions which system these specs pertain to, however does make the excellence that one system will come powered by Huawei’s newest 5nm Kirin 9000 chipset, whereas one other will use MediaTek’s Dimensity 1000+ SoC.
Earlier leaks (by way of MyFixGuide) have advised that solely the V40 Professional+ will profit from that 120Hz refresh charge, whereas the opposite two fashions will drop to extra modest 90Hz shows. All fashions will supposedly make use of a 32Mp front-facing digicam, with solely the Professional+ sporting a secondary ToF sensor and the Kirin 9000 chip is anticipated to be reserved for the Plus mannequin too, with MediaTek’s silicon powering the V40 and V40 Professional.
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