The Honor 20i goes on sale in India today at 12PM via Flipkart

The Honor 20i goes on sale in India today at 12PM via Flipkart

Huawei’s online-first approach has proved very beneficial in dynamic smartphone markets like India. Last year, Huawei’s sub-brand Honor was the among the fastest-growing brands with a 183% growth and this response from the Indian consumer base helps Honor aspire for one-fifth of the market share by 2020. To keep this momentum going, Honor recently announced the Honor 2o series, includes the flagships Honor 20 and Honor 20 Pro as well as the mid-range offering Honor 20i, in India. While the flagships in the series have their own charm, the Honor 20i is a device more suited for the Indian market for its pricing as well as the glamor of a triple camera under ₹15,000 (~$215).

The Honor 20i is going on sale for the first time in India today at 12 PM. The smartphone is available in two colors – Midnight black and Phantom Blue – via Flipkart. A third color, Phantom Red, will be added on later. While the original price of the Honor 20i is ₹14,999, you can avail a discount of 10% using Axis Bank cards. Plus, there are various zero-interest EMI options to choose from. If you’re looking to exchange your old device, you can avail an additional discount of ₹2,000 over the exchange bonus. This is a flash sale so you’ll have to be quick so that you don’t miss out on the opportunity of buying the smartphone.

Besides its attractive and shiny dack design, the Honor 20i’s primary highlight is its triple camera setup on the back. The smartphone features a 24MP primary sensor along with an 8MP ultra-wide module for 120º field of view and a 2MP sensor for depth sensing. On the front, there’s a 32MP selfie camera with AI to improve background lighting as well as beautify your face.

Another compelling feature for this price is the 128GB inbuilt storage. On the performance front, the smartphone gets 4GB of RAM and a HiSilicon Kirin 710 SoC. The smartphone sports EMUI 9.0 based on Android 9 Pie but we can expect it to receive the update to EMUI 9.1 soon.

Buy Honor 20i from Flipkart (₹14,999)

SpecificationsHonor 20i
Dimensions and Weight
  • 154.8 x 73.6 x 8 mm
  • 164g
Display6.21″ FHD+ IPS LCD
SoC12nm HiSilicon Kirin 710:

  • 4x Cortex-A73 @2.2GHz
  • 4x Cortex-A53 @1.7GHz

Mali-G51 MP4 GPU

RAM & Storage
  • 4GB + 128GB
Battery3400 mAh with 10W charging
USBmicroUSB 2.0
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n support
  • Bluetooth 4.2
Fingerprint ScannerRear-mounted
Rear Camera
  • 24MP, f/1.8, PDAF
  • 8MP, f/2.2, 120° wide-angle camera
  • 2MP, f/2.4, depth sensor
Front Camera 32MP, f/2.0
Android VersionEMUI 9.0 based on Android 9 Pie

Note: Huawei has stopped providing official bootloader unlock codes for its devices. Therefore, the bootloaders of their devices cannot be unlocked, which means that users cannot root or install custom ROMs.

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Tushar Mehta
Tushar Mehta

I am a Senior Writer for the XDA News Portal. I have been reviewing gadgets for over four years and gained experience by working for prominent tech publications in India before joining XDA. I enjoy fiddling with all smart objects and my love for software customization dates back to the Symbian S60 days. I like to devote my spare time idealizing the romantic union of technology and philosophy or spacing out on Pink Floyd. You may email me at [email protected]