After several leaks and rumors, Huawei’s sub-brand Honor has officially launched V20 – its successor to the V10 – in China. This is one of the first few phones with an in-display “Punch hole” cutout for the front camera and a 48MP rear camera. So, it has a distinct look and a good set of cameras (on-paper) to begin with.
This phone’s global variant by the name of View 20 would be launched at an event in Paris scheduled on January 22. So, for now, let’s get into its spec details.
Honor V20: Specs and Features
Like the leaks suggested, the phone has a good pair of cameras. Not that we expected any lesser out of the company behind Mate 20 Pro. The back of the phone sports a 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 sensor rear camera with a large- 1/2-inch CMOS sensor (0.8-micron pixels) and optimizations (Quad-Bayer array that allows pixel binning) for shooting in low-light conditions. Apart from this, we have a TOF (Time-of-Flight 3D depth sensor) for polished portrait shots. As for your videography, V20 support 960fps slow-mo video recording, with which you can capture some cool slo-mo videos. The fingerprint sensor is also present at the back.
In the front, we have the punch hole cutout of 4.5mm diameter for the front camera, which is a novel touch. It is smaller than the one in Samsung’s A8s. We have a large display of 6.4-inches, 1080 x 2310 pixels with a 19:5:9 aspect ratio.
The software running on the V20 is Android 8.1 (Oreo) with EMUI. It is powered by an octa-core Kirin 980 processor, which is the latest 7nm process based high-end chipset from Huawei, with an inbuilt Neural Processing Unit for AI. In terms of RAM and Storage, Huawei offers 6GB or 8GB of RAM and storage options of 128GB and 256GB. The phone has a unique Link Turbo feature, which seamlessly connects the device to the best available connectivity option among 4G and WiFi.
The handset is fueled by a 4,000mAh battery with quick charging support. The phone touts an Advanced GPS (based on AI dual frequency) and a GPU based turbo-gaming feature too.
Honor V20 Price and Availability
The Huawei V20 is available for 2999.00 Yuan(~Rs 30,447) for 6GB RAM and 128GB storage variant, whereas 8/128 GB option is CNY3,499 (~ Rs. 35523).
The Red, Blue, and Black color options are available online via VMall e-commerce website and will be on sale from December 28. This would be an Amazon Exclusive launch under the name Honor View 20 in India. You may go to Amazon India and click on the Notify Me button if you are interested to register for notifications about when pre-bookings will start. Going by the leaks, there will be a Hobor V20 Maserati Edition as well.
Honor V20 Specifications
|Display||6.4 inches, 1080 x 2310 pixels, 19:5:9 aspect ratio|
|Processor||2.6 GHz, Octa Core, HiSilicon Kirin 980 Processor|
|RAM + Internal Storage||6/8GB + 128/256GB internal storage|
|Expandable Memory||not supported|
|Software||Android 8.1 (Oreo) with EMUI skin|
|Selfie Camera||4.5mm 25 MP (f / 2.0 aperture)|
|Rear Camera||48 MP Camera with autofocus (f/1.8 aperture) + TOF stereo deep|
|Battery||4000 mAh, Li-ion Battery|
|SIM||Dual Card Dual Standby Single Pass|
|Connectivity||GPRS 4G VoLTE (Supports Reliance Jio), Wifi, with wifi-hotspot
Bluetooth v5.0 and USB Type-C (v2.0)
|Sensors||Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass|
|Colors||Red, Blue, and Black|
|Price||~Rs 30,447( 6GB+128GB Internal)/ ~Rs 35,523 (8GB+ 256GB)|