Honor View 20 India Launch to Happen in January 2019, Could Sport 24MP Punch Hole Front Camera


Honor recently announced the Honor V20 in China, which will be known as the Honor View 20 in the rest of the world. Some of the key specifications of the phone have already been revealed by the company, and it sure looks like a handset to look out for, featuring a couple of world’s firsts. Huawei’s sub-brand will officially launch the Honor View 20 on December 26 in Beijing, followed by a global launch in Paris on January 22. According to some reports, the phone will also be launched in India around the same time.

The Exact Launch Date Is Not Known

According to some industry insiders privy to Honor’s plan, the Honor View 20 will be launched in India the next month, but the exact launch date is not known so far. However, given that the global launch is scheduled for January 22, it is safe to say that the launch event will take place towards the end of January. Along with Samsung, Honor has become one of the first OEMs to kick off the in-display camera trend with the Honor View 20 and launching it at the earliest in India can give it a head start over other companies.

The Honor View 20 Is Being Touted As The World’s First In-screen Camera Smartphone

At a recent Hong Kong event, Jimmy Xiong, Honor’s General Manager of Product teased the Honor View 20, which was kept in a 3D-printed case to protect the important design elements. However, the key specifications of the phone were revealed by the company. First off, as mentioned before, the Honor View 20 will flaunt a 4.5mm circular screen cutout to house the front camera, enabling it to ditch the much bigger notch cutout and achieve an impressive screen to body ratio of nearly 100 percent. Another highlight of the phone is its 48MP rear-facing camera that would be powered by Sony’s IMX586 sensor. Add to that, the fact that the phone will be fuelled by the home-brewed Kirin 980 chipset, which means the Honor View 20 would be able to benefit from the AI and image processing features of the chipset. Moreover, it will also feature Huawei’s Light Fusion technology that combines multiple photographs to produce better low-light pictures.

The Honor View 20 will also feature the Link Turbo technology that is reminiscent of Samsung’s Download Booster technology. Basically, it will provide faster download speeds by combining Wi-Fi and LTE signals. The multiplexing of the data connections will enable the phone to switch between the two seamlessly and provide an uninterrupted browsing experience. Lastly, the phone is expected to run Android 9 Pie OS.

There is no official word on pricing yet, but given that Honor sells affordably priced devices, the Honor View 20 shouldn’t break your bank. Jingdong Mall has already listed the phone, with a price tag of 9,998 Yuan, which translates into INR 104,569. However, the listing has mentioned that this isn’t the official price of the phone. Realistically, the phone is expected to cost around INR 29,000, and needless to say this price tag makes much more sense.

Since the launch is still a few days away, you can check out the Huawei Nova 4 meanwhile.