26 July 2022
Honor has officially taken wraps off a new mid-range smartphone Honor X40i in China. It is part of the X-series under which the company has released numerous models so far. It is a direct successor to the Honor X30i that arrived last year. There are a few noticeable upgrades in the successor that we will mention in the coverage.
The Honor X40i sports a 6.7-inch Full HD+ (2388 x 1080 pixels) LTPS LCD display with a centered punch-hole. The panel does not have a high refresh rate which has become common among other phones. Under the hood, it has the MediaTek Dimensity 700 processor coupled with up to 12GB of RAM. It also has virtual RAM support where up to 5GB of storage can be utilized as virtual RAM. The storage options are available up to 256GB.
The phone has dual rear cameras featuring a 50-megapixel primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture and a 2-megapixel depth camera with f/2.4 aperture. The front camera on the phone is an 8-megapixel sensor with an f/2.0 aperture. The whole package is powered by a 4,000mAh battery with 40W fast charging support. The phone will boot Magic UI 6.1 based on Android 12 out of the box.
Honor has priced the Honor X40i at CNY 1,599 (about $238) for the 8GB/128GB base model. It will cost you CNY 1,799 (about $268) for the 8GB/256GB variant and CNY 1,999 (about $298) for the 12GB/256GB model. The color options for the smartphone include Silver, Rose, Green, and Black. It will go on sale starting July 22nd.