Honor X40 GT receives a “Racing Edition” with a new design

Honor X40 GT Price Nepal Specifications Features Launch Availability
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Honor’s gaming phone from last year, the X40 GT, has received a “Racing Edition” in China. This Snapdragon 888-powered handset features the same 144Hz screen and 50MP triple camera array. And the only update here is in terms of the design. Here, we will look through the specifications, features, availability, and expected price of the Honor X40 GT and the racing edition in Nepal.

Honor X40 GT Overview:

Design, Display

The design of the X40 GT is strikingly similar to that of the Honor Magic 4 Lite. It has a big circular camera bump in the middle with “GT” branding plastered in the center. Honor offers the smartphone in three color options: Magic Night Black, Titanium Silver, and Racing Black. Similarly, the Racing Edition also comes in three colors: Racing Black, Racing Silver, and Fantasy Black.

While the Night Black and Titanium Silver have a minimal design, the Racing Black goes for an aggressive gamer look with its carbon fiber finish, racing stripe, and green accents. Similarly, it also features a unique comet-like pattern on the back.

Up front, the Honor X40 GT sports a 6.81-inch FHD+ IPS panel. While the screen is not AMOLED, the 144Hz refresh rate and 480Hz touch sampling rate are its saving grace. Unfortunately, the Racing Edition doesn’t bring any upgrade in the display department.


The phone packs a dated but still capable Snapdragon 888 chipset, based on a 5nm process. Released in 2020, it was Qualcomm’s flagship chip for that year. In terms of CPU, Cortex-X1 clocked at 2.84 GHz, three Cortex-A78 cores at 2.42 GHz, and four Cortex-A55 cores at 1.80 GHz.

Honor has fitted the phone with a 13-layer cooling solution that it claims can reduce the X40 GT’s surface temperature by 1°C.

As for memory, the Honor X40 GT is available with up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. The software side of things is handled by Honor’s MagicUI 6.1 which is based on Android 12. The racing edition gets LPDDR5 12 GB RAM and comes in an extra 512GB UFS 3.1 storage option. On the software end, the Racing Edition receives the newer Magic UI 7.1 but stays on the same OS i.e. Android 12.


Getting into the cameras, the Honor X40 GT comes with a triple rear camera system. Here, the primary 50MP sensor is supported by a 2MP macro and a 2MP depth sensor. For selfies and video calls, there is a single 16MP camera housed inside a hole-punch notch.

Rest of the specs

Honor X40 GT draws power from a 4800mAh battery with 66W fast charging. According to the company, it can fully charge in around 30 minutes. Surprisingly, it does not have dual speakers despite being a gaming phone. For security, it has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.

Honor X40 GT Specifications:

  • Display: 6.81″ FHD+, IPS LCD panel, 144Hz refresh rate, 480Hz touch sampling rate
  • SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G (5nm)
  • Rear Cameras: Triple (50MP primary + 2MP macro + 2MP depth)
  • Selfie: 16MP (hole-punch cutout)
  • Memory: Up to 12GB RAM, 256GB storage (Up to 512 GB in Racing Edition)
  • Battery: 4800mAh, 66W charging
  • OS: MagicUI 6.1 on Android 12 (MagicUI 7.1 on top of Android 12 in Racing Edition)
  • Biometrics: Side-mounted fingerprint sensor

Honor X40 GT Price in Nepal and Availability

In China, Honor X40 GT starts at CNY 2,099 for its base 8/256GB model, while the Racing Edition goes for CNY 1,799 for the 12/256GB configuration. We expect the Honor X40 GT price in Nepal to be around NPR 39,700 if and when it launches here.

Honor X40 GT Price in China Price in Nepal (Expected)
8/256GB CNY 2,099 NPR 43,999
12/256GB CNY 2,399 NPR 49,999
12/256GB (Racing Edition) CNY 1,799 NPR 39,700
12/512GB (Racing Edition) CNY 1,999 NPR 44,100