Honor View 20, featuring 48MP-camera, to launch "soon" in India
Honor View 20, the global variant of the newly launched Honor V20, will be Amazon exclusive in India. The e-commerce giant has listed the flagship smartphone as "Coming soon" and has activated a "Notify Me" tab for customers. Notably, Honor View 20, featuring world's first 48MP AI camera, will launch on January 22 globally. Here's all about Honor View 20 aka Honor V20.
Up front, the Honor View 20 sports an in-screen selfie camera to offer a bezel-less 6.4-inch full-HD+ (1080x2310 pixels) display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The camera cut-out, measuring just 4.5mm, is significantly smaller than Galaxy A8s' 6.7mm hole. Further, the glass-like rear panel flaunts a glossy gradient finish and houses a horizontally-stacked dual rear-camera setup as well as the good old fingerprint scanner.
The Honor View 20 sports a dual rear-camera setup comprising a 48MP (f/1.8) Sony IMX586 sensor, paired with a 3D Time of Flight (ToF) sensor to capture the depth details. The main camera comes with 4-in-1 pixel binning technology, AI HDR and supports slow-motion video recording at 960fps. Up front, the phone packs a 25MP selfie snapper with f/2.0 aperture and fixed focus support.
The phone is powered by the 7nm octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 980 processor, coupled with 6GB/8GB RAM and 128GB/256GB of non-expandable internal storage. It runs Android Pie-based Magic UI 2.0.1 out-of-the-box and packs a 4,000mAh battery with fast charging support. Further, Honor View 20 comes with performance-boosting GPU Turbo 2.0 technology and Link Turbo which intelligently combines Wi-Fi and LTE connections for faster downloads.
In terms of connectivity options, the phone gets support for dual SIMs (Nano), Bluetooth v5.0, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz and 5GHz), GPS/A-GPS, and USB Type-C port. Honor is touting an AI-based dual-band GPS technology which aims to provide more accurate positioning. Lastly, sensors on board the Honor View 20 include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, digital compass, gyroscope, and a proximity sensor.
The Honor View 20, known as V20 in China, is priced at CNY 2,999 (Rs. 30,400) for the 6GB/128GB model and CNY 3,499 (Rs. 35,500) for the 8GB/128GB option. There is also a Moschino Edition which comes in 8GB/256GB configuration. The phone arrives in Red, Blue, Black colors and will go on sale starting December 28 in China.