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Honor V40: latest leaks point to curved displays and delayed launch

Honor may unveil the V40s soon. (Source: Twitter)
Honor may unveil the V40s soon. (Source: Twitter)
The Honor V40 series of flagship smartphones was allegedly to debut on January 4, 2020. However, the OEM has obviously missed this date, and has instead now apparently set it to the 18th of this month instead. The devices may feature waterfall-style screens at this event - not to mention the Kirin 9000 SoC after all.

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According to the reliable leaker @RODENT950, Honor's road to the V40 launch event has become increasingly rocky. The OEM was originally slated to unveil these devices in December 2020, although that obviously never panned out. It may have subsequently released teasers for these phones including a January 4, 2020 launch date, only to allegedly push it back to January 18 instead.

Nevertheless, it seems the V30 and 30 Pro successors are definitely on the way in any case. A model number previously linked to the V40 (YOK-AN10) has been approved by the TÜV Rheinland authority to use "Safe Charging" and "Safe Wireless Charging". The former, according to its 3C certification, can go up to a rate of 66 watts (W), much like Huawei's Mate 40 flagships.

The latter spec is less certain at this point; however, it is just possible the V40s might step up to the top-flight 50W wireless system from its former parent company. In other news, @RODENT950 also claims to have heard that the V40 Pro might have a circular rear camera module rather than the Nova 8-esque housing hinted at earlier.

However, this rear-panel hump is depicted as designed to mimic a watch-face, rather than the hollow ring from some other recent releases, the Mate 40s included. Otherwise, the V40 variants are thought to come with curving displays, all of which might be 6.72-inch FHD+ 120Hz panels.

Finally, @RODENT950 has also just dismissed the possibility of a Snapdragon 888 for any phone of this upcoming generation: the latest tips point to the Dimensity 1000+ instead.

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The Honor V40 and/or Pro variants pick up numerous new leaks ahead of their launch. (Source: Twitter, TUV Rheinland via MySmartPrice)
The Honor V40 and/or Pro variants pick up numerous new leaks ahead of their launch. (Source: Twitter, TUV Rheinland via MySmartPrice)
 
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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-01- 5 (Update: 2021-01- 5)