Honor is now completely independent of Huawei. In fact, the former has no connection whatsoever with Huawei anymore. According to a recent announcement, Honor will open its very first mall in early January. In addition to the Honor Mall, the company will also have its Honor Club. This should commence after the official launch of the Honor V40 series. The Honor Club will also be independent of the Pollen Club (Huawei’s Club). The company claims that the Honor Club independent App will be available soon.
Update: Honor has now officially confirmed that the Honor Mall will launch on January 12
After the launch of the app probably next year, it will reveal the content and activities of the club. It is worth mentioning that the three models of Honor V40 are currently available on JD.com. However, there is no price information for these smartphones yet. According to multiple speculations, the Honor V40 series will arrive on January 12, the same day as the Mall launch.
On November 17 last year, a number of companies issued a joint statement in the “Shenzhen Special Zone Daily” that Shenzhen Zhixin New Information Technology Co., Ltd. has signed an acquisition agreement with Huawei Investment Holdings Co., Ltd. to complete the comprehensive acquisition of the business assets related to the Honor brand. Since then, it has separated from the Huawei brand.
Honor V40 render
Honor will release the upcoming Honor V40 series in a few weeks. According to a recent leak from @RODENT950, these smartphones use a pill-shaped dual punch-hole front camera as well as a dual speaker design. Furthermore, this device comes with a highly curved screen. There are speculations that this phone will run on Android 10 + Magic UI 4 + HMS.
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Since the official sale of Honor, the company is yet to release its own smartphone. Cutting all ties with Huawei means that it is free to use American technology with permission of course. From the speculations so far, the Honor V40 series will be its first smartphone after its sale. This device with a model number (YOK-AN10) has since appeared on TENAA. Now, the Honor V40 has the Chinese 3C certification. The certification shows that this device uses a 66W fast charging source adapter (HW-110600C00).
It is worth mentioning that the Huawei Mate40 and nova8 series also use the HW-110600C00 adapter. This charger was certified in July this year and can provide up to 66W of charging power. Three models of the V40 series have been put on the shelves of Jingdong Mall and are expected to be officially released next month.
This new Honor series is still very similar to the Huawei nova 8 series. It uses a 6.72-inch FHD+ 120Hz refresh rate display. It supports 6W wired fast charging and 40W wireless fast charging. This phone comes with a 50MP main camera in a triple rear camera setup. The Pro+ version has four rear cameras. It will use a pill-shaped punch-hole which will have a 13MP camera as well as a depth of field lens.