Honor View 20 global launch today: Everything to know
Honor View 20, the rebranded version of the recently launched Honor V20, will be unveiled globally in Paris today. The phone features an in-screen camera design, 48MP AI camera, and flagship internals including Kirin 980 chipset as well as upto 8GB RAM. Those interested can watch the live streaming of the launch event via Honor's global website. Here's our roundup of Honor View 20.
In India, the live streaming will start at 9:30pm
The company will launch View 20 in Paris at 5pm CET i.e. 9:30pm in India. Interestingly, Honor is also hosting a "Comment to Win" offer wherein you can post your favorite feature of the phone and stand a chance to win an Honor View 20.
Honor View 20: At a glance
As far as specifications are concerned, the phone 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 and the fingerprint scanner.
Honor View 20 packs a massive 48MP rear camera
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.
Under the hood
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.
Connectivity options and sensors onboard Honor View 20
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 onboard the Honor View 20 include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, digital compass, gyroscope, and a proximity sensor.
Pricing and availability
In China, Honor View 20 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. Notably, in India, the phone will launch on January 29 and is available for pre-ordering. Lastly, while View 20's global prices will be announced today, news agency IANS claims that it'll be priced at around Rs. 40,000 in India.