It appears that HONOR is planning to launch new entries to its V-branded smartphones (also known as the View-series outside of China) with the introduction of the V40. News of this was shared by Twitter user and leakster Mukul Sharma (@stufflistings), who uploaded a supposedly leaked teaser image featuring the smartphone series.
Aside from providing the said image, the leakster suggests that the new HONOR smartphone is expected to see a reveal sometime soon. However, actual details regarding the V40 series’ specifications such as its chipset, RAM configurations, battery and camera setup are still unknown for the time being.
— Mukul Sharma (@stufflistings) October 13, 2020
Rumours suggest that the upcoming HONOR V40 may not feature a HiSilicon Kirin processor due to shortages caused by the recent US sanctions imposed on its parent company Huawei. Somag News believes that the phone could instead feature a high-end MediaTek Dimensity processor, and may even come with 66W fast charging. The series is also rumoured to be available in three variants: a standard model, a Pro variant, and a Pro Plus.
However, both the leaked teaser and the hardware speculations are unconfirmed by the company at this time, so do take it with a grain of salt. Whether or not HONOR is planning to unveil the V40 series will only be known when an official announcement is made.