Honor X40i launches with an unusual design and in striking colourways
The Honor X40i has arrived in China, where it will be orderable from July 22. Although Honor has not confirmed a global launch yet, the company tends to release all but its premier smartphones outside China at some stage. Hence, we imagine that the Honor X40i will appear in other markets at some stage, although we would not discount it arriving under a different name, as has been the case for other Honor smartphones.
Regardless, the Honor X40i relies on the MediaTek Dimensity 700 and a 4,000 mAh battery that supports 40 W wired charging. Now over a year old, the Dimensity 700 has two ARM Cortex-A76 CPU cores running at 2.2 GHz, six Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 2 GHz, and a Mali-G57 MP2 restricted to 950 MHz. All these components power a 6.7-inch IPS display operating at 1080p and 60 Hz with an LTPS backplane.
Additionally, the Honor X40i has an 8 MP front-facing camera (f/2.0), a 50 MP primary (f/1.8) and a 2 MP sensor (f/2.4) for capturing depth of field information. As Honor's images show, these rear-facing cameras sit in an elaborate camera housing that forms a figure-of-8 structure. Thankfully, Honor preloads Android 12 on the X40i, which arrives in the form of Magic UI 6.1. For reference, the Honor X40i measures 162.9 x 74.5 x 7.43 mm and weighs 175 g.
Initially, the Honor X40i arrives in Rose Galaxy, Star Dream Silver, Ink Jade Blue and Phantom Night Black colour options. While the smartphone starts at CNY (~US$238) with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage, Honor sells it with 256 GB of storage tied to 8 GB or 12 GB of RAM for CNY 1,799 (~US$268) and CNY 1,999 (~US$297), respectively.