Huawei’s sub-brand Honor has launched yet another smartphone in its popular V-series. The latest phone, dubbed Honor V20, has been announced in China today. The phone brings a new design by ditching the notch for a punch-hole front camera design that corroborates with the design of the Huawei Nova 4. The Honor V20 is a loaded device with a 48MP sensor on the rear and a 25MP sensor on the front. This phone will be rebranded as Honor View 20 and will be launched in Paris on January 22, 2019. Let’s check out all the details about the Honor V20.
Honor V20 with 48MP TOF 3D Rear Camera, Kirin 980 SoC, 8GB RAM
Starting with the design of the phone, the Honor V20’s punch-hole design is a lot like the Huawei Nova 4. This design enables more screen real estate as the notch gets traded for just one hole on the top left edge of the phone that is 4.5mm in size. The back panel features the dual rear cameras that are stacked horizontally with a fingerprint sensor below them in the middle of the panel. Conforming to the earlier phones from Honor, this one also has a glossy rear panel with gradient finish that makes it look even premium.
Coming to the pro specs, the Honor V20 features a 6.4-inch TFT LCD display with full HD+ 1080×2310 pixels resolution, 19.5:9 aspect ratio, and 91.82 percent screen-to-body ratio. Powering the phone is Honor’s proprietary HiSilicon Kirin 980 chipset that is based on the 7nm manufacturing process. The chipset has two 2.6GHz Cortex-A76 cores, two 1.92GHz Cortex-A76 cores, and four 1.8GHz Cortex-A55 cores. Concerning RAM capacity, the phone comes with 6GB/8GB of RAM and 128GB/256GB internal storage options depending on the variant. The phone lacks a microSD card slot, which means that the storage on the phone is non-expandable.
In the optics segment, the Honor V20 bears dual-camera setup on the rear graced by a 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor backed by f/1.8 aperture, autofocus, AI HDR, and LED flash. There is a 3D Time of Flight (ToF) sensor for the secondary sensor that is integrated for capturing the depth of an image and enabling features such as slimming objects in images and also creating 3D virtuals of users. The Honor V20 has a 25MP selfie snapper on the front that has f/2.0 aperture, fixed focus, time-lapse photography, night scene, AI photo, Portrait, Fun AR, and slow-motion support.
Link Turbo Technology, AI-based GPS Technology
Under the hood, the Honor V20 has a 4,000mAh battery that supports 4.5V/5A fast charging. The phone also has Link Turbo technology that enables the phone to switch between mobile data and Wi-Fi automatically whenever one of the connections gets slow. The Honor V20 supports connectivity options such as dual-SIM, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz/5GHz), 4G LTE, USB Type-C, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, and more. The phone is also integrated with GPU Turbo 2.0 technology that assists during gaming. Honor has included AI-based GPS tech clubbed with dual-band technology on the V20 for ultra-accurate location positioning.
Honor V20 Expected Price in India, Moschino Edition
The Honor V20 has been priced at CNY 2,999 (approx. INR 30,400) for the 6GB RAM variant and at CNY 3,499 (approx. INR 35,500) for the top-end 8GB RAM variant. The phone has debuted in Charm Blue, Red, and Midnight Black color options. In China, the phone is already up for pre-ordering via leading retailers such as Tmall, Vmall, Jingdong, Sunning.com, and many others. Additionally, Honor has also launched a special Moschino Edition of the V20, which comes with 8GB of RAM and 256GB storage. It is available in Red and Blue color options only. It will go on direct sale on December 28, 2018, in China.