Huawei’s sub-brand Honor, which has now been sold off to the Chinese government, was expected to launch the V40 series this month. However, recent reports suggest that the company is postponing the launch to January 2021.
We might also see three phones instead of the usual two in the next year’s V series. Rumor has it that there will be a third phone with a super-zoom/periscope lens.
Launching the V40 series will not be a major delay for Honor as the brand launched the V10 and V20 series in December and a global rollout followed a month after. The V30 series was a bit different from the rest as the company did not make an announcement outside of China but silently released it to the international market soon after.
It remains to be seen how Honor will perform in the international market without being a part of Huawei. The Chinese tech giant has a vast and loyal customer base and it is uncertain how new Honor phones will be received in the future.
Details regarding the V40’s specifications are scarce, but it is expected to be an upper mid-range device similar to the last few models in the series.