Ever since Huawei sold off the Honor brand, things might change moving forward. One example is that they may be able to use Google Services again, as their first phone since the selloff, the View40, is reported to come with Google Services this second quarter
Now the company is rumoured to have a “lite” version of the V40, called the “V40 Light Luxury Edition”. It has the same design as that of the Huawei Nova 8, and could be just a rebranding of it.
The V40 Light was first leaked on Weibo by a tipster known as Chang’an. The phone looks like it was from an Honor offline store and was said to launch on 23rd March, with a livestream event
If we have to guess on the specs, we have our safe bet that it would be more likely to be similar to the Huawei Nova 8 . The phone is speculated to come with a Mediatek 800U chipset, a centric-faced punch hole camera, 90Hz refresh rate, 66W fast charging, and 3800mAh battery, and like its Huawei counterpart, will have an OLED display.
For cameras, it would most likely come with a quadruple camera setup with a 64mp camera as the main, and along with the usual ingredients of 8mp ultrawide, 2mp depth and 2mp macro, similar to the Nova 8.
As it is a toned-down version of the flagship V40, the price is expected to be lower. For context, the V40 starts at 3599 CNY (~27K php) for the 8/128 ram/storage option.
There is no word yet for its international release. However, if they do release it internationally, then it has a high possibility of coming with Google Mobile Services installed, as its higher-end cousin, the V40 (View40 internationally) has GMS.