The device can avoid US sanctions and be able to install Google services.
Honor unveiled the first flagship after Huawei sold the brand to Chinese partners. The V40 smartphone became the first Honor device as a new independent company Honor Device, but so far it will be released only in China, writes TJ with reference to the Russian representative of the company.
The smartphone has a 6.72-inch OLED screen with a refresh rate of up to 120 Hz, a brightness of up to 800 nits, and runs on a MediaTek Dimension 1000+ processor — before that, the company used Huawei’s HiSilicon chips. The V40 has a 50-megapixel main camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, and a 2-megapixel macro camera.
The device will be available in a version with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB at a price of $550 (about 42 thousand rubles) or 256 GB for $620 (about 46 thousand). In February, it will most likely be released in Europe under the View brand-this has been the case with Honor flagships for several years in a row, the company said.
Since the company is no longer formally associated with Huawei, Google services may return to the device. The company’s products disappeared from Huawei smartphones after the US Department of Commerce added the company to the blacklist.
In November 2020, Huawei announced the sale of the Honor brand — the buyer was more than 30 agents and dealers, who merged into the Shenzhen Zhixin New Information Technology company, including companies supported by the Shenzhen government. The deal could amount to $15.2 billion.
Honor also announced partnerships with other technology companies. AMD, Intel, MediaTek, Micron, Microsoft, Qualcomm, Samsung, SK Hynix and Sony will supply the technology for the devices.