Honor V20 With In-Display Selfie Camera, 48MP Rear Camera, Kirin 980 SoC Launched

Karamchand Rameshwar - Dec 27, 2018

Honor V20 With In-Display Selfie Camera, 48MP Rear Camera, Kirin 980 SoC Launched

Honor just launched its Honor V20 which features an in-display selfie camera, a 48MP rear camera and also a Kirin 980 SoC in the Chinese market.

Honor has just debuted two new smartphones on the next generation of its V series, Honor V20 and Honor V20 Moschino Edition, in the Chinese market. The Honor V20 will most likely release in other markets under the name of Honor View 20 on 22 January at an event held in Paris.

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Honor follows Samsung and Huawei to release the Honor V20 with the new hole-punch display design

The two new Honor smartphones both sport a hole on their displays to accommodate the selfie camera which is similar to the recently released Samsung Galaxy A8s and upcoming Huawei Nova 4. The two handsets also have some high-end specs and features, such as a massive battery, 48MP camera, latest Kirin SoC, Link Turbo tech that can combine both Wi-Fi and 4G networks to increase the download speed.

Honor V20 Specifications

The regular and Moschino Edition of the Honor V20 have similar specifications apart from the storage and RAM. Both of the devices sport a 6.4-inch Full-HD+ IPS display with a resolution of 2,310 x 1,080 pixels resolution and a screen-to-body ratio of 91.82% and also a display hole for housing the front camera. There is a Huawei’s Kirin 980 SoC under the hood on both of the phones with “The Nine” cooling technology. The phones also have 6GB or 8GB RAM and GPU Turbo 2.0 that can increase the gaming performance. While the internal storage on the regular Honor V20 is 128GB and it is expandable via a microSD slot, the Moschino Edition one comes packed with 8GB RAM/256GB storage.

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The two Honor devices are packed with the Hi1103GPS chip which is claimed by Honor to make more precise mobile navigation positioning using AI dual-frequency GPS. In addition, Honor also opts for a feature similar to the Samsung DeX that allows users to use their smartphones for a PC-like experience by simply putting the phone on a compatible dock.

In the camera department, the Honor V20 features a 25MP front camera for taking selfie and video chat as well. On the back, there are a 48MP Sony IMX586 CMOS main sensor and a 3D Time of Flight (ToF) depth sensor. The Chinese company said that the 3D depth sensing tech on its phones enables motion capture for AR features. Besides that, both camera setups on the front and back of the phone are powered by AI which is claimed to help the phone take photos with better color reproduction and dynamic range.

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The devices are both backed by a 4,000 mAh with support for 4.5/5V fast charging. In terms of software, both of the Honor V20 models run the Magic UI 2.0.1 which is based on the latest Android 9 Pie out of the box. There are also other features such as a fingerprint scanner mounted on the rear, Honor’s own AI assistant called YOYO, 4G LTE, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi.

Honor V20: Price

The base variant of the Honor V20 with 6GB RAM/128GB of storage is priced at 2,999 CNY (around Rs. 30,500) while the top-end option with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage is offered at a price of 3,499 CNY (around Rs. 35,500). If you want to purchase the Honor V20 Moschino Edition, you will have to pay an amount of 3,999 CNY (around Rs.40,500). While both of the regular and the Moschino Edition models come in two colour options which are Blue and Red, the regular Honor V20 will be offered in an additional Black color variant.

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These two Honor phones will be up for sale from 28 December, but you can pre-order the two handsets from today. These Honor V20 models will be provided from both offline stores and e-commerce platforms in China.


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