Honor has announced its flagship smartphone of the year Honor View40. The smartphone parades a 5G connectivity with a powerful Dimensity chip.
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It also has a large screen display with OLED and 80-degree curvature on its left and right side. It arrives with a 50-megapixel triple camera system and a 16-megapixel dual front camera.
Honor View40 Key Specs & Features
- 6.72 inches AMOLED Display, 1236 x 2676 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~439 ppi)
- Android 10, with Google Play Services
- Octa-core Mediatek MT6889Z Dimensity 1000+ (7nm)
- 8GB RAM
- 128GB, 256GB Built-in Storage
- 50 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP Triple Rear Cameras
- 16 MP + Color spectrum sensor Dual Front Cameras
- Fingerprint Scanner (under display, optical)
- 4G LTE Network
- 5G Network
- Fast Charging 66W
- Fast Wireless Charging 50W
- Reverse Charging 5W
- Non-Removable Li-Po 4000 mAh Battery
Design and Display
The Honor View40 features a premium body design that is similar to the Huawei Mate 40 device. Its entire body is built with glass coupled with a smooth panel and curved edges. The handset measures 163.1 x 74.3 x 8 mm and weighs 189 grams.
It has a 6.72-inch screen and also a dual punch-hole design. The Honor View40 is the first in the series to packs an OLED panel. The screen has an impressive resolution of 1236 x 2676 pixels, a 120HZ refresh rate, a 300Hz touch sampling rate, a DCI-P3 color gamut, and a 10.7-bit color depth.
It features an under-display fingerprint sensor for security. The phone seems to have been inspired by the Nova 8 Pro that was announced last year December. The company says it will deliver a screen-to-body ratio of 92.3 percent.
As long as the camera is concerned, the handset has a 50-megapixel main camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide lens, and a 2 MP macro lens. The main camera features an RYYB filter array which allows it to capture brighter shots in low-light conditions.
There are other features on the cameras like dual scene photography, AI RAW super portrait engine, handheld super night scene mode, 4K HDR timelapse photography, and 1920fps super slow-motion video recording.
Selfies lovers will get a 16-megapixel main camera and a ToF (Time-of-Flight) lens for selfies.
Hardware and Software
The Honor View40 is receiving power from a MediaTek Dimensity 1000+v 5G chipset which brings support for 5G + 5G dual SIM connectivity. The chip is based on 7nm and has an octa-core processor clocking at a speed of 2.6 GHz with Mali-G77 MC9 for graphics. It has 8GB of RAM and 128GB or 256GB inbuilt storage.
The device runs on Magic UI 4.0 based Android 11. It has support for GPU Turbo X graphic acceleration engine and also Hunter Boost for a lag-free gaming experience.
Battery and Network
Fueling the smartphone is a 4,200mAh battery with 66W superfast wired charging and 50W fast wireless charging. There is a dual SIM slot, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, and USB-C connectivity options available.
Honor View40 Price and Availability
The Honor View40 will sell for $556 for the 8GB RAM + 128GB while the 256GB version will sell for $618. The smartphone will be available in Magic Night Black, Titanium Silver, and Rose Gold.
The Honor View40 price in Nigeria is expected to be around 235,000 Naira, about 3,900 Ghs in Ghana, and 72,000 Ksh in Kenya.
The smartphone is expected to come with Google Play Services.
Honor View40 Specs
Here are a few specs of the Honor View40:
- Platform: Android 10, with Google Play Services
- Processor: Mediatek MT6889Z Dimensity 1000+ (7nm), Octa-core (4×2.6 GHz Cortex-A77 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
- GPU: Mali-G77 MC9
- Memory: 8GB RAM
- Colours: Midnight Black, Rose Gold, Titanium Silver
- Dimension: 163.1 x 74.3 x 8 mm
- Weight: 189 g
- SIM Type: Nano-SIM, dual stand-by
- SIM Count: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- Display: 6.72 inches AMOLED Display, 1236 x 2676 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~439 ppi)
- Screen Protection: Yes
- Foldable Display: No
- Rear Camera: 50 MP, f/1.9, (wide), 1/1.56″, 1.0µm, PDAF, Laser AF + 8 MP, f/2.4, 120˚, 17mm (ultrawide) + 2 MP, f/2.4, (macro) Triple Cameras, 4K, 1080p, 720p@1920fps, HDR, gyro-EIS
- Rear Camera Features: –
- Front Camera: 16 MP Camera, f/2.0, (wide) + Color spectrum sensor Dual Cameras, HDR, 1080p@30fps, gyro-EIS
- Built-in Storage: 128GB, 256GB
- Memory Card Support: No
- Bundled Cloud Storage: Yes
- 2G GSM: Yes, GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
- 2G CDMA 1X: Yes
- 3G WCDMA: Yes, HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1800 / 1900 / 2100
- 3G CDMA EVDO: Yes
- 4G LTE: Yes, LTE
- 5G: Yes, SA/NSA
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes
- CDMA EVDO: Yes
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: Yes
- WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.1, A2DP, LE
- NFC: Yes
- Infrared Blaster: No
- USB Port: USB Type-C, USB On-The-Go
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: Yes
- Music Player: Yes
- Video Player: Yes
- FM Radio: Yes
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS
- Maps: Yes
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: Yes
- Barometer: No
- SpO2: No
- Pedometer: No
- Heart Rate Monitor: No
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (under display, optical)
- Iris Scanner: No
- Face Unlock: Yes
- Stylus Pen: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: Yes
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
- Wireless Charging: No
- Built-in Mobile Payment: Yes
- Water Resistant: No
- Dust Resistant: No
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: Yes
- Battery: Li-Po 4000 mAh, non-removable Battery
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: Yes, Fast charging 66W, 60% in 15 min, 100% in 35 min