Honor has been surprisingly forthcoming about the Honor View 20, an interesting Android smartphone that will be one of the first few devices to officially launch in January, 2019. However, the Huawei’s majorly online smartphone sub-brand chose to withhold a few crucial pieces of information about the handset. Now, a benchmarking listing has confirmed the processor, RAM and internal memory of the Honor View 20.
According to a leaked Antutu Benchmark, the Honor View 20 will pack the recently launched and quite powerful HiSilicon Kirin 980 processor. The SoC is one of the most powerful mobile processors. Along with strong computing abilities, the 7nm Kirin 980 has industry-first dual-NPU architecture as well. This significantly boosts the AI and neural processing, which benefits nearly all the aspects of an Android smartphone.
Honor View 20 Specifications, Features
Jimmy Xiong, Honor’s General Manager of Products, recently teased the Honor View 20, which was kept in a 3D-printed case. Surprisingly, since the Huawei Mate 20 Series smartphones, Honor has become a bit liberal with the details about specifications and features of its forthcoming devices.
Honor did not talk about the specifications of Honor View 20 in detail during its unveiling. However, a recent listing in Antutu benchmark indicates that the Honor View 20 will pack Huawei’s flagship Kirin 980 SoC. Additionally, the Honor smartphone will have 8GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage.
Honor confirmed the Honor View 20 will come with an all-view display. The Huawei’s sub-brand is calling the technology Full-View Display 3.0. The Honor View 20 will have a 4.5mm circular screen cutout to house the front camera. This allows the handset to ditch the much bigger notch cutout, and in return, achieve an impressive screen to body ratio. The exact screen size is still under wraps, but the device should sport a Full HD+ display.
The Honor View 20 will have an exceptionally large 48MP rear-facing camera. Honor has managed to secure the Sony’s IMX586 sensor for the View 20. The Android handset could feature an equally impressive 24MP front-facing camera in the tiny punch hole. The Honor smartphone could easily run the latest Android 9 Pie out of the box. However, it should have the EMUI custom skin.
In addition to revealing information about the processor, RAM and internal storage of the View 20, the benchmarking lists claim the device managed to score 291244 points. Needless to mention, these are highly impressive scores. However, they are quite consistent with the other Huawei smartphones that pack the Kirin 980 SoC.
Honor View 20 Launch, Expected Price, Availability
Honor will officially launch the View 20 on January 22nd, 2019. The first international launch of the Android smartphone will happen in Paris. The regional launch of the smartphone will take place on December 26 in Beijing. Several reports indicate Honor is planning to bring the Honor View 20 in India within a few days of its launch in China.
Although the Honor smartphone is yet to launch, Chinese e-commerce platform Jingdong Mall has already listed the phone, with a price tag of 9,998 Yuan, which translates into INR 104,569. The platform has cautioned that the price isn’t official yet.
Given the specifications, features, and the brand positioning, we expect the Honor View 20 may cost somewhere close to INR 30,000. Incidentally, Huawei also teased the Huawei Nova 4. The smartphone has the same powerful rear camera, and front camera hole as the View 20, but packs the slightly less powerful Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 970 processor.