The Honor View 20 expected to launch in January 2019, is one of the first flagship phones that will come with a selfie camera cutout with just a camera in it. Honor View 20 is the global variant of the well-known Honor V20 that launched last month in China market. This latest smartphone will come with a display hole catering a selfie camera and dual camera set up at the back with a 48-megapixel sensor.
Honor View20 Specifications and Features
|Design||In-screen camera (display hole), V shape color edge, Nano texture with aurora effect|
|Display||6.4-inch 19.25:9 IPS LCD manufactured by AUO, BOE, CTC, or LG*; 2310×1080 (398ppi), 4.5mm display hole|
91.82% screen-to-body ratio
|Rear Cameras||48MP Sony IMX586, f/1.8 lens, 1/2″ CMOS size, 0.8µm, Quad-Bayer pixel binning, 78-degree angle|
Sony IMX316* 3D Time-of-Flight (TOF) sensor
Video Recording: 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps
Slow Motion: 720p@960fps
|Front Camera||25MP Sony IMX576*, f/2.0, 27mm|
Video Recording: 1080p@30fps
|Mobile Platform||CPU: 7nm HiSilicon Kirin 980 (2x ARM Cortex-A76 @ 2.6GHz, 2x ARM Cortex-A76 @ 1.92 GHz, 4x ARM Cortex-A55 @1.8 GHz)|
GPU: Mali-G76 MP10
|RAM||6/8GB LPDDR4X @ 2133MHz|
|Ports||USB Type-C (3.1), 3.5mm headphone jack|
|Connectivity||Dual SIM, Dual 4G VoLTE, 1.4Gbps Cat. 21 LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, Dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, A-GPS/GLONASS, NFC|
Link Turbo, IR blaster
|Battery||4,000mAh, 4.5V/5A fast charging (22W Super Charge 1.0)|
|Software||Honor Magic UI 2.0.1 (Android 9 Pie)|
|Pricing||6GB RAM + 128GB storage: €569/£499|
8GB RAM + 256GB storage: €649/£579
|Colors||6GB RAM + 128GB storage: Midnight Black or Sapphire Blue|
8GB RAM + 256GB storage: Phantom Red or Phantom Blue
|Availability||Europe and Asia: France, United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Spain, Russia, Poland, Czech Republic, Finland, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Portugal, UAE, Belgium, Malaysia, NetherlandsIndia: To be announced on January 29th.|
How long will it last?
The Honor View 20 has a very modern design, and the first widely available punch hole screen, so it’s going to look fresh and exciting for some time. It’s not a rugged phone, and has no water resistance, so you’ll have to be careful. There is a transparent silicone case in the box, which we recommend using. Two years use out of the Honor View 20 should be considered the minimum.
Should you buy it?
Yes, definitely. There are very few downsides on what we think is Honor’s best phone yet, bringing together a super-modern design, very cool tech, and a creatively exciting camera, all for an astonishing, tempting price.