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Honor V40 5G launched, first post-Huawei phone brings curved OLED display, 50MP triple cameras and more

Honor's new flagship s powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 1000+ 5G chipset. Here's all you need to know about it.

Sushant Talwar | January 22, 2021 | Updated 12:52 IST

Highlights

  • Honor V40 has been launched in China.
  • The Honor V40 comes with a MediaTek chipset.
  • The Honor V40 offers a 50-megapixel triple cameras.

After weeks of leaks and rumours, the Honor V40 5G has finally been launched in China. The phone has been launched as the first device by the company after its separation from Huawei in November. The device comes with support for 5G and also features a powerful Dimensity chip.

The phone also comes with an OLED display which is curved at the left and right edges. Apart from this, the flagship offering also comes with a 50-megapixel triple camera system and a selfie lens that's 16-megapixel in size.

For now, the phone has been launched in China and comes in editions such as Magic Night Black, Titanium Silver, and Rose Gold. The device is available in two variants with 8 GB RAM+128 GB storage for 3,599 Yuan and 8 GB RAM+256 GB storage for 3,999 Yuan.

Honor V40: Specifications

In terms of specs, the Honor V40 comes with a 6.72-inch OLED screen with a dual punch-hole design. The panel is rated to work at Full HD+ resolution and offer a 10.7-bit color depth. It can also refresh at 120HZ and provide a fast 300Hz touch sampling rate.

The display also houses an integrated fingerprint sensor. The design sees the V40 5G delivers a screen-to-body ratio of 92.3 percent. At the back, the Honor V40 5G comes with a glass back. The phone weighs 186 grams and has a slim profile of 8.04mm only.

Underneath the hood, the device comes with a MediaTek Dimensity 1000+ 5G chipset. This has been paired to 8GB of LPDDR4x RAM and UFS 2.1 storage of 128GB/256GB. Because of the chipset onboard, it comes with support for GPU Turbo X graphic acceleration engine and Hunter Boost for a better gaming experience.

For cameras, the device gets a 50-megapixel main camera, an 8-megapixel ultrawide lens, a 2-megapixel macro lens, laser autofocus and an LED flash. The rear cameras offer features like front/rear dual scene photography, AI RAW super portrait engine, handheld super night scene mode, 4K HDR timelapse photography, and super slow-motion video shooting. On the front there's a 16-megapixel main camera and a ToF (Time-of-Flight) lens for depth estimation. Keeping the lights on the device is a 4,200mAh battery that brings support for 66W superfast wired charging. There's also support for 50W fast wireless charging.

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