Honor V40 was officially released at the 2021 Honor new product launch. Besides the number of improvements, it also for the first time, uses a 1:3:9:27 equal-ratio rectangular sequence to re-divide the plane and display a logical aesthetic that redefines order.
Honor V40 Design and Screen
The back material adopts double-layer texture coating + masking AG technology. The matte glass and high-gloss glass are seamlessly connected to show the material extreme exploration. It is 8.04mm thick and weighs 186g.
In terms of screen, the Honor V40 comes with a 6.72-inch 80° ultra-curved OLED waterfall screen with a screen-to-body ratio of 93.24%. What’s more worth mentioning is that this is also the current industry-leading 1 billion-color retina-level super-sensing screen. It not only has a pixel density of 440 PPI at the retina level, but also supports 1 billion-color primary color display, and the color depth is 64 million higher than the traditional 16.7 million colors. The color transition is more delicate and smooth, bringing a super visual experience.
The Honor V40 screen supports P3 wide color gamut display, with richer colors and more realistic restoration. At the same time, it also introduces a color management system for the first time. The Honor V40 has a screen refresh rate of up to 120Hz. When browsing the web and playing games, you can see less smear and smoother display effects.
Through a professional color temperature sensor and ambient light sensor, the Honor V40 also integrates an ambient light management system. It can sense the cold and warm, light and dark changes of the ambient light in real time, and dynamically adjust the color according to the color temperature under different light to achieve automatic color temperature calibration. As a result, the Honor V40 also obtained the first TÜV Rheinland Global Eye Care 2.0 certification.
Performance and Gaming
The phone sports the Dimensity 1000+ chip. But we have talked about this chip for myriads of times. So let’s focus on other features.
The Honor V40 has added a newly upgraded GPU Turbo X graphics acceleration engine. As the name implies, it improves the graphics computing capabilities of hardware and software together, greatly improving game performance.
There is the newly added Hunter Boost hunter game full engine. So the chip can operate at full frequency and full load at full speed.
In order to create an immersive gaming experience, the Honor V40 comes with dual stereo speakers with steady bass and clear treble, bringing surround sound experience to gaming and movie scenes. The dual linear motor, which has been adapted and adjusted with many game manufacturers, can also bring immersive and real shock.
Honor V40 Camera
In terms of imaging, Honor has full-link imaging technology capabilities, from the computing power of ISP and NPU, leading RAW domain AI algorithms, to lenses and sensors, with a large amount of technical reserves and innovations, opening up imaging technology from the entire link.
The Honor V40 is equipped with a 50-megapixel RYYB ultra-high-sensitivity solution camera, with a 1/1.56 inch outsole, 4-in-1 equivalent 2.0um large pixels, which can increase the amount of light by 40%, laying a solid foundation for dark night photography. Due to the AI RAW super portrait engine technology, the portrait looks more ‘three-dimensional’.
In addition, the Honor V40 also supports 4K time-lapse HDR photography, 1920fps super slow motion, super portrait night scene and front and rear dual scene recording.
The Honor V40 supports the smart dual 5G experience. Thus, dual cards are simultaneously 5G on the network, realizes the switch of smart dual 5G data, and maintains the stability of the network. When the signal of card 1 is not good, it can automatically switch to the 5G network of card 2.
In addition to 5G, LINK Turbo’s four-network collaboration technology also brings a stronger communication experience. When a single network cannot meet the communication requirements, other networks seamlessly join the collaborative work, and according to the application scenario, intelligently dispatch the data channel to create a smoother communication experience. It can download large files at high speed.
Plus, the Honor V40 also supports lane-level navigation functions, and cooperates with AutoNavi Maps and Qianxun location. Under road conditions such as junctions and complex overpasses, the phone can provide more accurate road navigation in time.
Battery and Endurance
In terms of battery life, the Honor V40 supports 66W wired +50W wireless dual super fast charge function, of which 66W wired fast charge function can charge to 60% in 15 minutes and 100% in 35 minutes; due to the 50W wireless super fast charge function, in 30 minutes, it can charge to 50% and fully charge in 55 minutes.
The Honor V40 runs on the newly upgraded Magic UI 4.0 system as well as supports multi-screen collaboration. The latter helps users achieve cross-platform operations. The phone also supports memo scanning documents, document scanning correction, text recognition and extraction functions, and versatile translation functions to improve office and learning efficiency. At the same time, Honor V40 has also added a custom smart AOD (Always on Display) function, which users can match according to their own preferences.
Honor V40 Pricing
The Honor V40 has three new colors: Magic Night Black, Titanium Silver, and Rose Gold. The two memory versions of 8GB+128GB and 8GB+256GB are priced at 3599 yuan ($556) and 3999 yuan ($617) respectively.