HONOR just launched a new feature-packed high-end phone in China. It may not be a proper flagship, but it’s one of the most powerful devices the company offers.

The new HONOR X40 GT boasts a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor. It’s not the latest and most powerful to date but is still one of the best chipsets you can get right now. What’s more, you can pair it with either 8GB or 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.

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HONOR attached the chip to an 8-layer graphite cooling pad to ensure it stays cool.

On the front, we have a fast 144Hz display with a large size of 6.81-inches with an FHD+ pixel resolution. Albeit, it’s an IPS panel and not a colorful AMOLED screen.

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On the back, we have a familiar design similar to the Magic 4 Pro. A circular glass holds the ultra-sharp 50-megapixel main camera, joined by two 2-megapixel sensors. Sadly, no ultra-wide. A 16-megapixel shooter sits on the front for selfies.

The battery has a 4,800mAh capacity, which can be fully charged in about an hour via the 66W adapter. Software is handled by the Android 12-based Magic UI 6.1 interface.

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You can get the HONOR X40 GT for a price of CNY2,099 (around Php17,200) and CNY2,399 (around Php19,700) for the 8GB/256GB and 12GB/256GB variants, respectively. It will be available in China come October 18. Release details in markets like the Philippines are yet to be known.

Honor X40 GT Specs

  • Android 12, Magic UI 6.1
  • Dual SIM, Dual standby
  • 6.81-inch FHD+ IPS display, 2388 x 1080 pixel resolution, 385ppi
  • 144Hz refresh rate
  • 2.84GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G octa-core processor
  • 8GB/12GB RAM
  • Adreno 660 GPU
  • 256GB UFS 3.1 internal storage, non-expandable
  • 16-megapixel front camera
  • 50-megapixel (f/1.8, PDAF) + 2-megapixel (macro) + 2-megapixel (depth sensor) rear cameras, LED flash
  • Side-mounted fingerprint scanner
  • Loudspeaker
  • No headphone jack
  • HSPA+, 4G LTE, 5G
  • WiFi 6, dual-band
  • Bluetooth 5.2
  • GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
  • NFC
  • USB Type-C
  • Dimensions: 166.1 x 75.8 x 8.5mm
  • Weight: 199.5g
  • Colors: Silver, Black, Racing Black
  • 4,800mAh non-removable battery, 66W fast charging



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