HONOR releases the X40i 5G with Dimensity 700. It’s another basic 5G phone

Honor is the new Huawei with 5G services and definitely smaller workforce and R&D.

Honor has released another budget 5G phone called the X40i 5G. We honestly like the design of this one. It feels like it was spawned off the Nova 9 and the Honor 50 Pro and definitely has the same aesthetic vibe as those two. Quite a good impression.

The phone has a 6.7″ LTPS LCD screen with FHD+ (2388x1080px) resolution although sadly it does not come with a higher refresh rate than 60Hz. It is equipped with the Dimensity 700 chipset, another disappointing part in this beautiful phone. It is paired with 8GB or 12GB RAM (+5GB Virtual RAM) and either 128 or 256GB internal storage.

It has a dual camera setup, although the second camera is just a filler camera. The primary camera has 50MP resolution while the other has 2MP for depth sensing. The front camera sits in the middle of the display, with a disappointingly low 8MP resolution.

It has a 4000mAh battery with 40W fast charging. This is faster than a typical phone in the same price range so kudos to that. It boots up Android 12 with Honor’s MagicUI 6.1 skin on top. This one has Google services since the company has split from Huawei.

It has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, 3.5mm jack, USB-C port, and 5G services. It also has Bluetooth 5.1 and a dual SIM slot. It comes in four colours which are Rose Galaxy, Star Dream Silver, Ink Jade Blue, and Phantom Night Black. Take note these translations may not be 100% accurate as these were translated through Google Translate.

In China, the phone retails for CNY 1,599 (~Php 13.3K) for the 8/128 configuration. Meanwhile, the higher-end 8/256 option would cost you CNY 1,799 (~Php 15K), and the highest-end 12/256 costs CNY 1,999 (~Php 16.7K). There is no announcement yet for a global nor Philippine release.

Source: HiHonor (in Chinese)