Honor V40 will reportedly include Google Play services, post Huawei ban

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Honor V40 with Google Play

The Honor brand seems to have jumped out of the Huawei’s trade ban with Google, as the upcoming Honor V40 is now reported come with Google Play services right out of the box.

If it all occurs as true, the Honor V40 (or Honor V40 View) will be the first phone to officially feature Google services after the license revocation with Huawei. The only reason behind the ban-lift would be the new owner of the Honor brand which is not Huawei.

If you didn’t know, the Chinese tech giant Huawei has sold out its Honor brand and all its assets in November 2020 to a group of third parties. That’s primarily could be the reason that the U.S. sanctions over Huawei won’t bother the Honor brand anymore.

The new company seems to have obtained the license from Google to run its Play services on its new phones. Though, it’s worth noting that the Honor V40 has been in development before the sale of the brand. That hints the V40 couldn’t have the chance to run Google Play service.

The delay in the launch of Honor V40, set for January 22nd, hints the company may have been successful in obtaining permission to feature Google Play services in the upcoming phone.

The Honor V40 is expected to feature a 6.72-inch screen with 120Hz OLED display. Powered with MediaTek Dimensity 1000+ chipset, the V40 will sport a quad-camera setup with the 50MP main camera. The phone will reportedly feature 66-watt fast charging on the wire and 55-watt wireless charging.

We still don’t know how the upcoming Honor smartphones (including V40) will be using Huawei’s EMUI software bundled with Google Play services. What’s the fate of existing Honor smartphones which don’t run Google Play services?

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