Honor V40 Reportedly the First to Arrive with Google Play Services

Honor V40

Smartphone brand Honor was expected to announce its new V40 5G flagship on January 18, but the announcement date was pushed back to January 22. The company claimed that it had venue scheduling and equipment issues as the cause of the delay, but now, some speculations suggest that Honor could have postponed the event so it could ship the devices with Google Play Services out of the box.

Since the Huawei US ban, the phone maker would not be allowed to package Google Play Services with the new device. This also applied to Honor since the brand was owned by Huawei. But Huawei sold off the Honor brand and assets and the newly formed company would no longer be held under the sanctions against Huawei.

The Honor V40 will be announced in China on January 22 with Western market availability happening after that where it will be known as the ‘Honor V40 View’. Although the event was postponed, Honor said the phone would become available for sale in China on the 22nd. The phone is expected to arrive with a 6.72-inch OLED screen running the 120Hz refresh rate. The Mediatek Dimensity 1000+ chipset will be the chip supporter.

As for optics, the quad-camera will consist of a 50MP main camera sensor and the phone will support 66W fast charging by wire, and 55W wireless charging.