To prevent its Honor subsidiary from facing the ban set up by the United States, Huawei preferred to sell this company to a consortium of companies, based in Shenzhen. Honor seems to have taken off well as the company said a few weeks ago that it could sell more smartphones than Huawei in 2021. Without really discussing its plans for this year, Honor assumes that by being exempt from any sanctions, it would make sense that its sales exceed those of Huawei. If it may seem surprising, Honor wastes no time and starts this year 2021 on the hats of wheels by unveiling its first smartphone since its break with Huawei.
Honor introduces its V40 5G
Honor has just presented the V40 5G, a smartphone for the moment dedicated to the Chinese market, but which could integrate other markets in the future under the “View” range which is the equivalent of the V series internationally. In terms of specifications, this V40 has a 6.72-inch OLED screen that benefits from a refresh rate of 120 Hz. Honor, which is currently in discussion with Qualcomm, currently offers a MediaTek Dimensity 1000+ processor. to run this V40 5G.
In terms of autonomy, the V40 5G has a 4000 mAh battery capable of being recharged wirelessly at 50 W or with a conventional charger at 66 W. In addition, Honor now has a large advantage since its View 40 range could again embark on Google services. This significant advantage would allow Honor to regain ground in Western markets without relying solely on Huawei’s AppGallery, which is unable to compete with the Play Store or the App Store.
However, if Honor has this advantage, the company can no longer rely on Huawei’s production and its technological knowledge. It remains to be seen how Honor will manage to become a full-fledged manufacturer without the support of a mobile phone giant.