Huawei is struggling with all the advancements imposed by the US ban. The company decided to reduce its smartphone lineup focusing on fewer devices, and the first movement was observed in November last year when the Honor sub-brand was sold to a Chinese conglomerate. This allows Huawei to focus only on its Huawei-branded smartphones, which at this point are mostly composed of flagship phones. Honor will also be free to use US-related technologies and deal with US-related companies. In other words, future Honor phones will be free to use Google Mobile Services and can also be powered by Qualcomm chipsets. Before the end of the year, Honor unveiled its Honor View 40. Now, however, the company is preparing a new wave of handsets possibly with Google Mobile Services and Android 11. Today, a new Honor V40 Light Luxury Edition appeared. But the design of the phone isn’t new for those who are familiar with Huawei phones. In fact, the handset looks just like the Huawei nova 8. It has an oval island with one huge lens, three smaller cameras, and a single LED flash.
The new handset may go official as Honor V40 Lite
The phone has a mouthful name, but we believe that it may be rebranded to Honor V40 Lite once it becomes official. Interestingly, the phone once again captures the stylish look of the Honor brand. We have a blue-green color with a mirror finish that bends the light-generating a stunning look. The White-colored variant apparently has a matte glass on top, adding a pearl-like gradient. Interestingly, we can’t spot a visible fingerprint scanner in these images. For that reason, we believe that it was placed under the display, which confirms an OLED panel.
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Unfortunately, we can’t see the display of the handset so its front remains a mystery. If it comes with a single punch-hole, it may be just a rebranded Huawei nova 8, if there is a dual snapper, then it is the nova 8 Pro that is getting a rebrand treatment. It’s curious to see that even as an independent company Honor is rebranding existing Huawei smartphones. Perhaps, the company bought more than just the Honor name and acquired a solid stock of smartphones ready for release.
For now, there is no info regarding the launch of this new Honor smartphone. We’ll have to wait for more details from the company.