On September 15, the Honor X40 series will be unveiled, and today the firm unveiled a significant detail on one of the phones in the lineup. An Honor X40 with a 10-bit OLED display and curved edges will be shown on Thursday; this will be the first time in the X series’ nine-year existence.
As Honor views the smartphone as the centrepiece of its multi-platform ecosystem, an IR blaster is located next to the noise-canceling microphone on the top. It’s also not surprising that the firm chose to keep the circular island design from the Honor X9 and X30 on the rear.
What we find disturbing is there are only two cameras with one LED flash and they are all placed in the outer ring. This means the center is reserved for a sign saying “Matrix AI camera” but more importantly dual-camera setups are becoming increasingly weird from an aesthetic point of view.
The primary and depth shooters were directly next to one other in the Honor 6X and Honor 7X eras, but today’s sensors are on both ends, reinventing the entire internal smartphone architecture for the purpose of design.