Honor V40 launch postponed until January 2021


Honor V40
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A trusted insider specializing in leaks about Huawei smartphones spoke about the company’s plans to release new products; We are talking about the Honor V40 series. In short, nothing good should be expected. The new US sanctions, which cut Huawei off from the Kirin SoCs, Qualcomm and MediaTek, did their dirty deed.

Usually, Huawei releases the flagship Honor V model at the end of the year; and at the beginning of the next year, its international version came out – without the letter V in the designation. For example, this was the case with the Honor V30 and Honor 30. But this time the timing is shifting. The Honor V40 line will debut not this month, but in January 2021. These will be smartphones developed by Huawei and, perhaps, they will be able to please with a decent zoom (Honor 40 may turn out to be “the first Honor smartphone with a superzoom” – as an insider described it).

As for the flagship Huawei itself, it will turn out to be P50 … and nothing more. The informant writes that there will be no Mate 50. If it came out, Huawei would have to sacrifice all its remaining processors for the P50. Probably, in both, it was supposed to use the Kirin 9000 SoC, of ​​which there are already few, so Huawei had to choose which flagship would get them. Since the Mate 40 is a fairly fresh smartphone, it is logical to give all the available stock of Kirin 9000 to the promising P50.

Samsung, Huawei and Xiaomi topped the smartphone market in Q3 2020

Analytical agency Gartner has published another report on the smartphone market. As it turned out, in the third quarter of this year, 366 million smartphones were sold worldwide, which is 5.7% less than in the same period last year. And although the drop is noticeable, it is less than 20%, which the market fell by in the first half of the year.

Samsung is still the leader with 80.82 million units sold and 22% of the market. In general, of the Top 5 manufacturers, only Samsung and Xiaomi were able to increase sales – by 2.2% and 34.9%, respectively. Huawei is in second place with 51.83 million smartphones sold – its market share is 14.4%. Xiaomi sold 44.41 million smartphones – equivalent to a market share of 12.1%.

Apple is in fourth place. Between July and September, the company sold 40.6 million smartphones – its market share was 11.1%. Interestingly, Oppo is not far from Apple: in the third quarter, it sold 29.89 million smartphones (the market share of this company is 8.2%).

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