HONOR, a formerly owned smartphone brand of Huawei is currently developing a smartphone with Google Mobile Services (GMS). We know the issue of the US-China trade war. This greatly affects Huawei because Google has banned them as well as its sub-brand HONOR. However, Huawei already sold its sub-brand to a Chinese consortium this last November 2020 for the brand to survive.
A report of Kommersant said HONOR is currently working on a set of smartphones that includes Google Mobile Services (GMS). This is because they are not part of Huawei anymore and the US government has no reason to them. But this does not mean that the old HONOR phone will now support GMS. It is reported that it remains with Huawei Mobile Services and AppGallery. Yet, upcoming devices will support GMS but still have limited access to Huawei Mobile Services.
Moreover, HONOR V40 is the first device that they will release this year with Google Services. The original launch date was on January 18, but they moved it to January 22. There are rumors that the cause of this postponed event is for them to enable Google on this device out of the box.
Besides, HONOR V40 supposedly features the MediaTek Dimensity 1000+. It might have a 6.72-inch AMOLED screen with a 120Hz screen refresh rate.