Honor View 20 launched, price starts at Rs. 37,999
Honor View 20, the much-awaited global variant of Honor V20, has been officially launched in India today. The key highlights of the phone are its in-screen camera design, full-HD+ bezel-less display, flagship Kirin 980 chipset, upto 8GB RAM and a mighty 48MP rear camera. In India, the View 20 comes at a starting price of Rs. 37,999. Here's our roundup.
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 reflective chevron 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 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 802.11a/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 onboard the Honor View 20 include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, digital compass, gyroscope, and a proximity sensor.
Honor View 20 costs Rs. 37,999 for the base-end 6GB RAM/128GB storage variant and Rs. 45,999 for the top-end 8GB RAM/256GB storage model. The phone will be available in Phantom Blue, Midnight Black, and Sapphire Blue color options. The 6GB RAM model will go on sale tomorrow via Amazon and Honor India e-store while the 8GB RAM variant is listed as "coming soon".
The tech pioneer #HONORView20 is finally here India! Truly a #WorldsFirstTechnology smartphone that’s heavy on features and here at just INR 37,999 (6+128GB) INR 45,999 (8+256GB) an @amazonIN exclusive and available on the offline partner Reliance Digital! pic.twitter.com/PexHOM8rPE— Honor India (@HiHonorIndia) January 29, 2019