When the United States changed its blocklists to prevent Huawei from collaborating with companies in that country, it executed a plan that resulted in collateral damage. One of the most important was Honor, a company which, although to some extent independent, was still part of Huawei.
The conditions under which Huawei had also impacted Honor in Europe and other Western markets by not being able to use Google services and apps or certain hardware components. That’s why Huawei sold this division to a conglomerate of Chinese companies.
What he wanted was to be able to function as other brands such as Vivo, Xiaomi or OPPO do in the rest of the world. Well, we already have the first mobile that emerged after the sale, the Honor view 40
Specifications Honor View 40
- Type: AMOLED
- Refresh rate:
- Resolution: 2676 x 1236 pixels.
- Operating system: Magic UI 3.0 based on Android 10 AOSP
- Main: 50 Mpx f / 1.9.
- Ultra wide angle: 8 Mpx.
- Macro: 2 Mpx.
- Attackers: 16Mpx sensor and ambient light sensor.
- 802.11 Wi-Fi 6.
- Bluetooth 5.1
- Infrared port
- A-GPS | GLONASS | GALILEO
- USB Type C
- 5G double
- Dimensions: 163.1 x 74.3 x 8.1 mm.
- Weight: 186 g.
- On-screen fingerprint reader.
- Accelerometer, gyroscope, gravity sensor, proximity sensor, barometer and compass
- 4000 mAh Li-Po
- Quick charge: 66W in both models.
- Wireless charging: 50W (only top of the range model).
This first independently launched mobile is a good example of what Honor can look like. It’s a high-end terminal in many ways, but it doesn’t go for the best specs in every section.
For example, the processor is a Mediatek Dimensity 1000+ and the RAM for both variants is 8 GB. There are two options for internal memory, one with 128 GB and one with 256 GB.
The screen measures 6.72 inches and has an FHD + resolution of 2676 x 1236 pixels, with a maximum refresh rate of 120 Hz.
The battery is 4000mAh and recharges quickly with a 66W and 50W wireless cable.
The photographic section is distinguished by its presence in front of a 16 Mpx camera and an ambient light sensor. Behind it is a 50 Mpx main sensor, an 8 Mpx wide angle and a 2 Mpx macro. The telephoto lens we saw in the Honor 30 Pro is missing.
We have other details that are appreciated, such as a double speaker or the presence of an NFC chip.
Some outstanding doubts
This mobile comes with Android 10 based on Android AOSP with Honor’s Magic UI interface. As it was presented in China, it does not have the services and applications of Google, but it is not known whether it will be able to have them outside, if it is sold internationally.
If you can count on them, we hope that Honor will return to Europe as it was a market in which his philosophy fit very well. Rumors show it of course.
Price and availability
This Honor View 40 will go on sale in China for the moment, in two variants:
- The model with 8/128 GB is priced at 3599 yuan, or about 460 dollars to change.
- The version with 8/256 GB is priced at 3,999 yuan, at around 510 dollars.
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