Honor already teased their next device, Honor View 20, at the beginning of December, and after a couple of weeks of intense speculating it was officially announced in China as Honor V20, and the global launch will take place in an event in Paris, on January 22nd.
The main features of V20 are an in-screen punch-hole selfie camera and a 48 megapixels Sony IMX 586 back snapper coupled with a 3D ToF rear sensor. Obviously, Huawei got ready to deliver its first flagship in 2019.
The centerpiece of the Honor V20 is a huge 6.4 inches LCD screen with 1080p resolution and quite a tall frame, considering the aspect ratio of 19.25:9. Under the hood, there is a Kirin 980 chipset, merged with either 6 or 8 gigabytes of RAM. There are two storage options too, 128GB and 256GB. Due to the LCD display, there is no under display fingerprint scanner, but a conventional one at the back.
On a top left corner of the display, there is a hole where 25 megapixel selfie camera is installed. However, only the light guide plate (LGP) was cut, while optically clear adhesive layer (OCA), polarising film and the color filter are remaining intact. Huawei apparently refined the whole process of making the room for the camera, so it is not physically penetrating a display.
At the rear panel, there is a cool gradient with a V-shaped application that changes colors depending on the viewing angle. The rear camera is really big, featuring 1/2-inch CMOS sensor (0.8 µm/pixel) added with Quad-Bayer array that allows pixel binning for HDR 12MP night shots. The combination of 3D ToF sensor and the Kirin 980 chipsets enables 3D body shaping, so you can adjust your look to the perfection in your full height pictures.
The operative system of choice in View 20 is EMUI, which comes with all the well-known Huawei features, like Super Night View mode, which is the name for the long exposure shots from the hand.
Another interesting feature this phone supports is desktop mode. You can connect this phone to a monitor, keyboard, and mouse and use it as a desktop PC replacement.
Concerning the battery, View 20 has a solid 4000mAh piece, which comes with 22,5W super charge support capable of filling the power cell up to 55% in 30 minutes or completely in 90 minutes.
There are three colors available for the first line of Honor View 20 – Red, Blue, and Black. There are several versions of this phone: the 6/128 GB variant will be sold for $435, while the 8/128 GB will go for $510. There is also the Moschino version, which is 8/256 GB but without the fancy black panel, and it costs $580. This phone will begin to sell in China on December 28th, while international reveal will take place on January 22nd.