The successor to Honor V10 (View 10) is here! The Honor which is a subsidiary to Chinese smartphone giant Huawei, launched the stunning 48MP camera’d smartphone Honor V20 today on December 28 in China with a January 22nd release date for a global launch first in Paris followed by India and others.
The Huawei Honor V20 is the successor to yet popular Honor V10 series. It is also known as Honor View 20 in markets like India. The phone has an impressive 6.4–inch LCD display hosting a 1080p resolution with a 19.25:9 aspect ratio and since it has an LCD display, there’s no in-display fingerprint scanner but there is a common rear mounted FP reader. What makes it look stunning is the gradient rear panel with a letter ‘V’ embossed on it that changes color at different angles.
Moving on, we are talking about the stunning triple-camera setup at the back with the main sensor boasting at a phenomenal 48MP IMAX 586 sensor along with a secondary sensor and a third ToF (Time of Flight) sensor that will be used as a depth sensor for the said purpose of depth sensing and shape recognition. The rear main snapper is a ½-inch CMOS 8.0micrometer/pixel with Quad-Bayer array sensor that facilitates pixel binning technology for night shots.
The front cam has a 25MP sensor with a width of just 4.5mm. The front side is interesting because it is among the very first line of smartphones with punch hole camera notch at the front since there are only two or three phones with the same technology and Honor V20 is one of ‘em after Samsung Galaxy A8s and Huawei Honor Nova 4.
The phone will have two variants i.e. a 6GB/64GB/128GB internal storage and an 8GB/128GB internal storage option. More importantly, it will be powered by HiSilicon Kirin 980 octa-core SoC making it the first of smartphones to receive the latest chipset after Mate 20-series. The phone is also backed by Linked Turbo technology that consolidates the speed on LTE and Wi-Fi offering much higher browsing and downloading speeds.
Finally, it will run on Android 9.0 Pie with the skin of EMUI 9 and will have a 4,000 mAh battery to run all the processes and apps without any draining issues. It will also get a 22.5W fast charging feature with dual GPS frequency support. The 6/64GB variant clade in any of the three available colors i.e. Black, Blue, and Red, will be priced at CNY 2,999 or $345 while the larger 8GB/128GB variant will get a CNY3,499 or $510 price tag. Wait! There is a Moschino edition too with 8GB/256GB storage priced at CNY3,999 or $580 although it lacks the gradient rear panel.
Honor V20 or View 20 has already launched in China and the sales have since commenced already. It will be rolled out for a global launch on January 22 at an event in Paris, France, followed by an Indian launch and more.