Honor could reclaim its position as a significant smartphone manufacturer in China as soon as it severed its links to Huawei and began operating independently. The firm no longer needs to contend with the limitations imposed on it by its old parent corporation. Instead, it continually releases new products to maintain its name in the news.
The business has returned with a new low-cost product after releasing some exciting flagships and new Honor 70 smartphones. According to rumours, Honor has released the X40i as a new competitor in the cutthroat low-cost smartphone market.
The product has 5G connectivity, an attractive appearance, a large display, and technology for rapid charging. Let’s get right to it and find out what the Honor X40i brings to the table for the consumer market.
The Honor X40i flaunts a stunning LTPS LCD screen that measures 6.7 inches and has a resolution of Full HD+. Even for a low-cost smartphone, the panel’s refresh rate of just 60 Hz seems like a throwback to a bygone era since it only allows for a single frame per second.
The gadget is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 700, which can comfortably manage a refresh rate of up to 90 Hz. However, Honor has chosen to simplify the display to save some money. Despite the device’s limited capabilities, it has a fashionable appearance, with a thin profile of just 7.43 millimeters and a weight of around 175 grams.
It’s interesting to note that Honor is being generous with this gadget. The most basic model contains 8 gigabytes of Random Access Memory (RAM) and 128 gigabytes of storage space, while the most advanced model has 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of internal storage space.
The primary camera on the rear of the Honor X40i is 50 megapixels, and it is part of a dual-camera arrangement. The resolution of the secondary camera, which is just 2 megapixels, is a great disappointment. The “eight camera” design is the company’s attempt to replicate the look of the premium Honor smartphones. Even though it’s a more affordable smartphone, we can’t deny that it looks like a more expensive product.
In addition, regarding its technical specifications, the Honor X40i utilizes the company’s Magic UI 6.1, founded on the most recent version of Android 12. It is powered by a battery with a capacity of 4,000 mAh and supports rapid charging at 40 W. The battery’s capacity is regarded “moderate” these days, particularly for a smartphone with fewer features.
After all, these days the majority of the products available in this category come with batteries that have a capacity of 5,000 mAh. The 40 W charge, on the other hand, shouldn’t affect the ability. It should take the gadget less than an hour to go from having no charge to having 100 percent of its charge.
PRICING AND AVAILABILITY
Rose Pink, Silver, Green, and Black are the different color options for the Honor X40i smartphone. The more expensive model costs ¥1999, equivalent to $297, while the more affordable model costs ¥1599.
With this price if the phone comes into Africa particularly, Nigeria; it would cost about ₦180 000 to purchase it which is quite fair compared to phones of similar models from big tech companies.