Huawei’s sub-brand Honor launched a new phone — the Honor V20 — today. The new Honor V20 is the company’s first smartphone with a hole in the display or the hole-punch design. Just a week ago, we saw the hole-punch design on the Samsung Galaxy A8s and Huawei Nova 4. The hole for the 25MP front camera is just 4.5mm in size. The global variant of the V20 will be called Honor View 20, which will launch at Paris on 22nd January 2019.
The phone is being made available for order now and will go on sale from 28th December. The V20 starts at 2999 yuan (6GB RAM/128GB storage).
Honor V20: Specifications & Features
- Display: 6.4-inch, FHD+ resolution
- OS: Android Pie
- CPU: HUAWEI Kirin 980
- GPU: 720 MHz ARM Mali-G76MP10 GPU
- RAM: 6GB or 8GB
- ROM: 128GB or 256GB
- Rear camera: 48MP + 3D TOF sensor
- Front camera: 25MP
- Battery life: 4000mAh non-removable battery with fast charging support
- Sensors: Accelerometer, ambient light sensor, digital compass, gyroscope, fingerprint sensor, and a proximity sensor
- Dimension: 156.9mm × 75.4mm × 8.1mm
- Weight: 180g
Features of Honor V20: Display, Processor, Camera, and More
The new Honor V20 features a 6.4-inch (1080×2310 pixels) FHD+ display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 91.82% screen-to-body ratio and 398PPI.
The phone is powered by the Kirin 980 octa-core processor along with a 720 MHz ARM Mali-G76MP10 GPU for graphics. It comes with 6GB/8GB of RAM and 128GB/256GB of internal storage. Sadly, the device doesn’t have support for microSD card. So, if you are a person who shoots many photos & videos, and store HD movies then you should get the 128GB storage version.
On the rear of the Honor V20 is a dual camera setup which consists of a 48MP primary camera with f/1.8 aperture and a secondary 3D ToF (Time of Flight) sensor. The 3D TOF sensor captures the depth of an image. The camera is equipped with LED flash, autofocus, HDR, and many other features to enhance the photography.
On the front, the V20 has a single 25MP selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture, features based on artificial intelligence, portrait mode, etc.
The dual-sim handset runs on the Android 9.0 Pie operating system with a MagicUI 2.0.1 skin. The smartphone comes with a 4000mAh battery that supports 4.5V/5A or 5V/4.5A super fast charge, compatible with 9V/2A fast charge. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, NFC, 3.5mm headphone jack and a USB type-C port. Also, it supports Link Turbo and GPU Turbo 2.0 technology.
The body of the Honor V20 has a metal frame and glass on the back panel. There’s also a circular fingerprint scanner on the rear.
Honor V20: Price
- 2999 yuan (6GB RAM + 128GB ROM)
- 3499 yuan (8GB RAM + 128GB ROM)
- 3999 yuan (8GB RAM + 256GB ROM)
The base variant of the Honor V20 with 6GB RAM and 128GB ROM is priced at 2999 Yuan ($435 or Rs 30,500), while the 8GB RAM/128GB storage variant costs 3499 yuan ($505 or Rs 35,500). There’s another version of the V20 which comes with 8GB RAM and 256GB ROM. It’s the Moschino Edition and costs 3999 Yuan ($580 or Rs 40,500).
The V20 will be available in black, blue and red colors options from 28th December 2018 in China.