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Honor X40i set to launch tomorrow but is already teasing its standout design

Honor X40i
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Last week Jiang Hairong, CMO of Honor officially announced the new Honor X40i phone via a post on Weibo, saying the new smartphone would launch soon and sharing some teaser images. Now an official video teaser has surfaced, again thanks to Honor’s official Weibo account (opens in new tab) and we know the new smartphone with boasts an original design with two ring cameras that overlap slightly, will launch, in China, tomorrow – 13 July. 

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Although Honor has not given any specifications of the phone in any teasers, the video does give us a good look at the phone which looks to have pastel coloured back, said to have the official title of ‘Rose Galaxy’ with an almost hologram effect when the light hits it. 

Imaginative design

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The top-left of the back panel is home to the dual ring camera module – expected to consist of a 50MP primary camera followed by a 2MP sensor, with an interesting intersecting design. On the front we can see the new smartphone has a punch-hole cutout at the top of the screen for the front-facing selfie camera and that it has narrow bezels. According to the Honor teaser it's “the most imaginative design in the history of the Honor X series,” and we must admit it is a refreshingly different look. 

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The new Honor X40i will succeed 2021’s Honor X30i, which is a midrange 5G camera phone powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 810 5G chip and featuring a 4000mAh battery that supports 22.5W fast charge, GPU Turbo X, and Link Turbo X technologies, and a 6.7-inch screen with 90Hz refresh rate. Camera-wise the Honor X30i features a 48MP main camera, a 2MP depth sensor, and a 2MP macro lens and supports an intelligent multi-frame synthesis algorithm and a super night shooting mode. 

Honor X40i: Price and availability 

July 13th will see the Honor X40i launch in China, after which we will expect Honor to announce if the phone will be available in other markets. There is no pricing information available to date. 

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Rachael Sharpe
Rachael Sharpe

Rachael is a British journalist with 18 years experience in the publishing industry. Since working on www.digitalcameraworld.com (opens in new tab), she’s been freelancing, and contributing to some of the world’s best-loved websites and magazines including T3.com and TechRadar.com and has also had a book, iPad for Photographers, published. She's currently acting as editor of 5GRadar.com - a website specializing in the latest cellular technology.