The 2020 smartphone parade is coming to an end, manufacturers will pause for the New Year holidays. But from January next year, a new season will begin. Among those who will start the series of announcements in the first month of this year will be Honor, which has gained independence from Huawei. The first device of the brand in the new status should be the Honor V40 and its presentation can be expected on January 12. In addition, new information regarding its SoC has appeared.
Recently, Honor V40 was found in the GameBench gaming benchmark database. This made it possible to find out that the new product will be based on the Dimensity 1000+ SoC with the Mali-G77 MC9 video accelerator. At the moment, it is the most advanced MediaTek chip, which also offers 5G support.
According to preliminary information, the Honor V40 will be equipped with a curved 6.72-inch FullHD + display with a 120 Hz refresh rate and 300 Hz sensor response rate and a quad rear camera. The smartphone is credited with supporting 66W fast wired charging and 44W wireless power.
In addition to the Honor V40, the company is expected to present the Honor V40 Pro based on the Exynos 1080 chip and the Honor V40 Pro + with Snapdragon 888. And there will also be a variant called Honor V40 Commemorative Edition, which is based on the Kirin 9000 chipset.
Honor V40 with a waterfall screen appears in a high-quality image
Independent company Honor is set to unveil its first smartphone in January after splitting from Huawei, the Honor V40. Sources previously reported that the Honor V40 screen will offer the highest touch sampling rate on the market.
It was also repeatedly reported that the Honor V40 will receive an ultra-clear screen with curved edges and support for a high refresh rate. Now we have an image that shows the curved smartphone screen and other details.
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It is not known whether Honor will call the smartphone display a waterfall screen; but it can be stated that its bending is quite strong. Probably, the smartphone will not have physical volume control buttons; with such a screen on the case, there is simply no room for them.
Previous leaks claimed that the smartphone could come with a 6.72-inch display with a 120Hz refresh rate. The FullHD + screen is expected to have a notch in the upper left corner for a dual front camera.
The Honor V40 has already appeared on the online store JD.com, which offers three models to book: Honor V40, Honor V40 Pro and Honor V40 Pro +.
Honor V40 flagships spotted in the largest Chinese online store
Honor V40 smartphones will be the first models of the company after independence. With this in mind, Huawei’s general poor state of affairs and the traditionally tempting combination of features and prices of the Honor V models, the Honor V40 has received a lot of attention. Much is expected from these models. The imminent announcement is indicated by the inclusion of the entire line in the catalog of the largest Chinese online store JD.com.
Now we know for sure that there will be three models in the series. Honor V40, Honor V40 Pro and Honor V40 Pro+. Alas, the specifications are not disclosed. Nevertheless, something is already known about them. So, the devices will support fast charging with a power of 66 W; and will also receive displays curved on the sides. There is still no exact data regarding the SoCs used. Some sources talk about the use of Kirin SoC, others about MediaTek SoC. It is possible that both are right. Different models will have platforms from different manufacturers.