back to article Honor has flown the nest: Announces first phone as an independent firm, inks deals with supply chain big dogs

Honor, the smartphone brand formerly owned by Huawei, today announced its first handset as an independent company. The Honor View40 is a sub-flagship blower, priced at ¥3,599 (about £400) and aimed initially at the Chinese market. Honor introduced the View series in 2018. It has historically served as Huawei's answer to mid- …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Matthew Hughes hopes "Proud parent Huawei probably sobbing in the car"


  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Meanwhile, incredibly,

    Honor is completely devoid of any alleged collaboration with the Chinese state, unlike Huawei and Xiaomi whom the evidence is overwhelming. /S

    Or maybe Honor just isn't a threat to US competitiveness.

  3. PhilipN Silver badge

    Smart timing

    Wait until [ Donald who? ] was out. He probably had his pen poised over another ban with "Honor" in the title.

    Actually on reflection he probably did not. D.T. did not do "Cause and Effect".

  4. Pascal Monett Silver badge

    To the author : Thank you

    Thank you for having linked to an enlightening article about wireless charging. I knew it was inefficient already (I often link to this video when encountering someone blathering excitedly about it), but I did not know (or remember) that putting the phone just slightly wrong on the pad could double the energy cost.

    Given how careless most people seem to be when it comes to how they put their phone down, I'm guessing that they're all costing double the charge.

    Wireless charging has to be the worst, most inefficient way anyone could have invented to charge a phone. I really hope you will link to that article every time you write about it.

    1. TheProf

      Re: To the author : Thank you

      Wireless charging YouTube has to be the worst, most inefficient way anyone could have invented to charge a phone impart information.

      I tried but the flat nasal voice, random selection of promotional images and the plinky plonky music really put me off watching.

      When you find the same information in a nice, easy to read form, please let me know.

    2. MrMerrymaker

      Re: To the author : Thank you

      I used to think that but then I got the Xiaomi mi 10 ultra and its charging Dock. Its faster than my previous phone on the mains and, being a Dock, is pretty hard to screw up!

      Just saying, if you want to criticise the old standard, fine but it's not only developing well, but I have the next big thing already. It's out there.

    3. Charlie Clark Silver badge

      Re: To the author : Thank you

      Wireless charging has to be the worst, most inefficient way anyone could have invented to charge a phone.

      Not really. Given a reasonable surface area and low enough current the losses are not that much greater than with many power supplies, which often have shitty transformers. Good phones with good chargers are now very good at getting this right. This is one of the reasons I switched to extension cables with integrated USB ports. I don't have any scientific data, but given the number of 5V devices I could switch to using them, I'm pretty certain it's had an impact.

      And, overall, in the lifecycle of a mobile phone, the energy used to charge it is tiny compared with production and decommissioning.

  5. Chz

    Hopefully support starts rolling again.

    I have a View 20, and I received regular security patches until the spin-off operation started. The last one I had was for September's security patches and I've seen nothing since. I find it worrying that the new phone is China-only; might the rest of the world's Honor phones now be screwed for updates?

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