Honor has expanded their X40 series by announcing the new gaming smartphone at an event in China today, called the Honor X40 GT. It packs a set of significant upgrades over the standard version. Along with this device, Honor also announced the new Play 6C, which is another budget-friendly Android phone.
As we expected earlier, the Honor X40 GT features a 144Hz refresh rate display, measuring 6.81 inches diagonally. The display also delivers a resolution of 2,388 x 1,080 pixels, and 480Hz touch sampling rate. There is a side mounted fingerprint sensor sits on the power button of this device.
It comes packed with a triple camera system on its back – a 50MP primary camera (f/1.8 aperture) alongside a 2MP macro sensor (f/2.4 aperture) and another 2MP depth of fielding lens (f/2.4 aperture). For selfies, and video calling, there is a 16-meapixel front facing camera. Under the hood, it has got an 8-layer graphite cooling pad for heat dissipation.
Under the hood, the X40 GT has a previous gen Snapdragon 888 octa-core chipset (1×Cortex-X1 2.84GHz + 3×Cortex-A78 2.42GHz+ 4×Cortex-A55 1.8GHz) with Adreno 660 GPU, 8GB/12GB RAM and 256GB storage. The entire handset draws the power from a 4,800mAh battery which has 66W fast charging capability to charge the device fully in 40 minutes, and it boots Android 12 based MagicUI 6.1 out of the box.
The China exclusive Honor X40 GT costs CNY 2,099 ($290) for the 8/256GB model, whereas the top-tier 12/256GB variant is priced at CNY 2,399 ($332). The users can choose among Midnight Night Black, Racing Black, and Titanium Empty Silver color options, while the open sales in China are scheduled to begin on October 18.