This Thursday, Honor has finally officially announced in China its new high-end smartphone, the Honor View 20. The program, a hole in the screen, as expected, but also a 48-megapixel camera.
The Honor View 20
After spending a few weeks teasing her smartphone through a few ads and a page posted online ahead of her Vmall site, Honor finally introduced this Thursday in China her new smartphone, the Honor View 20.
After the Huawei Nova 4 and the Samsung Galaxy A8s, it is the third smartphone on the market to offer a new type of design, with a hole in the screen of 4.5 mm in diameter. This allows to house the front photo sensor for selfies, with a definition of 24 megapixels. On the side of the main camera, on the back, there is a 48 megapixel sensor with a half-inch format, the Sony IMX586. It should be the same sensor Xiaomi would use on the Redmi Pro 2. Always on the back, the main sensor would be supported by a TOF sensor to model models in 3D, like what Oppo offers with its RX17 Pro. This second sensor will also be used for portrait mode.
On the screen side, Honor opted for a 6.4-inch IPS LCD panel with a 19.25: 9 ratio of 1080 pixels by 2310. The smartphone is logically equipped with the most powerful processor of HiSilicon, the Kirin 980, which already equips the Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro, coupled with 6 or 8 GB of RAM and 128 or 256 GB of storage depending on the version. Finally, the battery offers a capacity of 4000 mAh with a fast charge 22.5 W (4.5 A, 4 V).
The new Magic UI interface integrated on the Honor View 20
Honor said the Honor View 20 would come out natively under the Magic UI interface, already embedded on the Honor Magic 2. Asked about this, the firm said it was "the new interface for the future of Honor ". It seems that it is also present on the device for the French release of the smartphone, scheduled for next January.
Find below the complete characteristics of the Honor View 20:
6.4 inch (19.25: 9) screen, 1080 × 2310 pixels
SoC Kirin 980
6 or 8 GB of RAM, 128 or 256 GB of storage + nanoSD
Android 9.0 Pie, Magic UI
48 megapixel rear camera (f / 1.8, 26mm equivalent) + TOF camera
Front camera 24 megapixels (f / 2.0, equivalent 25 mm)
4K to 30 FPS video with electronic stabilization
USB-C jack + jack
Dual GPS frenquency (L1 + L5) + Galileo (E1 + E5)
4000 mAh battery, 22.5 W charging (4.5 A, 4 V)
For now, the price of Honor View 20 in China has not been announced in China by the brand. It is marketed in version 6 + 128 GB to 2999 yuan (381 euros), and version 8 + 128 GB to 3499 yuan (445 euros).
The smartphone should be presented in France on January 22, at a conference in Paris. The price in euros of Honor View 20 and its availability in Europe will be announced at that time.