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Huawei has sold Honor. The pressure exerted on the Chinese manufacturer by the government of the United States of America has caused the brand to be sold to a Chinese business consortium so he can go his own way. And by the way, so that you can avoid the blockages and continue growing in the international market.

Today we have welcomed a new Honor phone, in fact, the Honor View 40, and now we know that the newly independent company has signed agreements with the main manufacturers of the mobile ecosystem. Honor continues on its way and it seems that already without impediments, although the shadow of new future blocks will always hang over them.

Processors, displays, memories, cameras and more

In terms of importance, Qualcomm is the most notable firm of those that appear in the last pages signed by the Chinese manufacturer. But Qualcomm It is not the only processor manufacturer listed here, as they are also present MediaTek and SK Hynix.

With these three companies, Honor would guarantee the supply of processors, modems and other essential chips for the construction of mobile phones, but there are more brands involved. Honor has sealed too an agreement with Samsung, which would offer you access to your screens, photographic sensors and memories (both RAM and internal storage).

The Chinese firm, according to ., has also sealed an agreement with Sony which would give you access to the Japanese manufacturer’s IMX sensors, the most reputable in the industry. Thus, Honor secures supplies for future mobile phones, and from the main manufacturers in the market according to the list that appears in the information.

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Via | XDA Developers

LAUNCHED: HONOR V40, BRAND’S 1ST PHONE SINCE HUAWEI SPLIT

Honor has finally taken the wraps off its first smartphone since Huawei sold its sub-brand to a state-owned consortium led by phone distributor Digital China and the Shenzhen government.

The Honor V40 has gone official for the Chinese market, launching alongside products like the Honor MagicBook 14 and MagicBook 15 2021 laptop models powered by an 11th-generation Intel Core chip and the Honor GS Pro x Discovery smartwatch.

The V40 is priced at (around $555) for the base unit with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The version with 256GB of storage retails at  ($617).

Most of the leaks were right all along. The phone is powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 1000+ 5G chipset, not a Kirin SoC. It features a 1/1.56-inch 50-megapixel RYYB main camera, a 16-megapixel dual selfie sensor, a 6.72-inch curved OLED screen with a 120Hz refresh rate, and a 4,000mAh battery that supports 66-watt wired and 50-watt wireless charging. It also gets a GPU Turbo X acceleration engine for gaming purposes.

WILL THE HONOR V40 SHIP WITH GOOGLE MOBILE SERVICES GLOBALLY?

Then there’s the elephant in the room: Will its global version — supposedly called the Honor View 40 — finally have Google Play Store and apps because it’s not already tied with U.S.-sanctioned Huawei?

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Unfortunately, we don’t have an answer yet, as Honor hasn’t announced details of the V40’s international availability. But there’s an encouraging development. Reuters has reported that the company already confirmed signing partnerships with major chip suppliers such as Intel and Qualcomm. Technology firms AMD, MediaTek, Micron Technology, Microsoft, Samsung, SK Hynix, and Sony were also mentioned.

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What’s more, one of Reuters‘ supplier sources said “Honor becoming a separate entity from Huawei was enough for suppliers to supply components.”

There’s no mention of software entities, however, so we’re tempering our expectations. It’s still an interesting development, though, and we can’t wait for the global launch of the Honor V40 — or Honor View 40 — to find out if things are really looking up for Huawei’s former sub-brand.

HONOR V40 SPECS

  • 6.72-inch curved OLED with dual punch-hole display, 2,676 x 1,236 resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, 300Hz touch-sampling rate
  • 7nm octa-core MediaTek Dimensity 1000+ processor with 5G
  • Mali-G77 MC9 GPU
  • 8GB RAM
  • 128GB/256GB storage
  • Triple 50-megapixel (main), 8-megapixel (ultra wide), 2-megapixel (macro) rear cameras
  • Dual 16-megapixel, secondary front cameras
  • Fingerprint reader (under-display)
  • 4,000mAh battery with 66-watt fast wired charging, 50-watt fast wireless charging
  • Magic UI 4.0 based on Android 10
  • Colors: Magic Night Black, Titanium Silver, and Rose Gold

Via | revu.com