Honor 20 Specs and Image Leak: 48MP Triple-Camera, Kirin 980, In-Display Fingerprint Reader, 3650mAh Battery


Honor 20 has appeared for the first time on the internet, coming out from the Chinese social media website. The upcoming high-end phone’s alleged design, specifications list, and pricing have been leaked as well. Honor View 20 was launched in December 2018, and we don’t know whether to call the Honor 20 its successor or just a mid-cycle, beefed up version. Going by the image, the Honor 20 will have a triple-camera setup at the rear, the latest high-end Kirin processor, and an in-display fingerprint reader.

Honor 20 Pricing In China

The Honor View 20 is expected to be launched with a starting price tag of CNY 2,999 (INR 31,333) in China for the variant with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. The variant with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage could be priced at CNY 3,399 (INR 35,513). The highest-end variant of the Honor 20, which will reportedly have 8GB RAM and 256GB storage, could be priced at CNY 3,799 (INR 39,692). Let us have a look at its detailed specs and how it could be better than the Honor View 20.

Honor 20 Features Kirin 980, 48MP Triple-Camera, OLED Screen, In-Display Fingerprint Reader

If the image and leaked specs of the Honor 20 turn out to be true, the smartphone will feature a 6.1-inch OLED screen with Full HD+ resolution (2340×1080 pixels). Since an image of the front view of the phone hasn’t surfaced yet, we can’t say for sure whether the Honor 20 will use a punch-hole or a pop-up selfie camera. What we know is that the phone will have a 32MP selfie camera, something that we recently saw with the Vivo V15 Pro. The phone will use a metal chassis and glass on the front and the rear.

The Honor 20 features a triple-camera setup at the rear. Similar to many newer phones which have been adopting Sony’s 48MP IMX586 camera sensor, the Honor 20 uses it as well. The other two sensors are said to be a 20MP ultra-wide-angle camera and an 8MP telephoto camera with 3x lossless zoom. The phone can record 4K videos, but the frame rate is likely to be limited to 30fps due to the Kirin 980’s ISP limitation.

The company’s EMUI 9 software will come pre-installed on the Honor 20. For those who don’t know already, EMUI 9 is based on the Android 9 Pie operating system. The phone will use the Kirin 980 processor, 6GB/8GB RAM, and 128GB/256GB internal storage. The phone is said to feature a dual-SIM card slot, complete with dual-4G and dual VoLTE connectivity. Other connectivity features include GPS, Wi-Fi ac/b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, USB Type-C port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. A 3650mAh battery will reportedly power the Honor 20 and it could be compatible with 22.5W Fast Charge technology.

Honor 20 vs. Honor View 20: What Could Be Better?

Honor 20 vs Honor View 20

Compared to the recently released Honor View 20, the biggest improvements could come in the form of the screen and the cameras. The design of the Honor View 20 is much flashier, in comparison. The Honor 20 appears to make do with a simpler finish on the rear. The Honor 20 will also shift to an in-display fingerprint reader compared to the conventional capacitive fingerprint reader used on the Honor View 20’s rear.

The 6.1-inch OLED display on the Honor 20 will be smaller than the Honor View 20’s 6.4-inch screen, but due to the nature of the technology, it should be able to offer much better screen quality. The 32MP selfie camera on the Honor 20 could offer better self-portrait images compared to the 25MP sensor on the Honor View 20. At the rear, Honor will continue to use the Sony IMX586 48MP camera sensor as it did with the Honor View 20, but the Honor 20 will get an additional 20MP camera with an ultra-wide field of view, offering a better way to fit more landscape imagery or more people at once from the same distance. There will also be an 8MP telephoto camera with 3x lossless zoom, something that’s not available on the Honor View 20.