Honor’s View 20 smartphone with a 48MP camera and display hole is coming to India

Honor’s View 20 smartphone with a 48MP camera and display hole is coming to India

The Honor View 20 launched in China in December, with an international launch event set for the 22nd of January in Paris. It features Sony’s IMX586 CMOS 48MP sensor that was revealed in the summer of last year. While the megapixel count isn’t everything, Sony makes use of the 0.8 μm pixel size to merge 4 pixels into one for low-light shots. The result is a low-light photo with a higher resolution than you’d typically get. The Honor View 20 features a display hole housing the front-facing 25MP selfie camera, along with a HiSilicon Kirin 980 and a 4,000 mAh battery. If all of that has you excited, then you might be glad to know that Honor reached out to inform us that the Honor View 20 will launch in India on January 29th.

SpecsHonor View 20
Display6.4-inch TFT LCD 2310×1080 pixels
ChipsetHiSilicon Kirin 980 @ 2.6GHz
Rear Cameras48MP + 3D ToF
Front Camera25MP
SoftwareAndroid 9 Pie with EMUI
MiscDual SIM, USB-C 22.5w SuperCharge, headphone jack

The Honor View 20’s camera doesn’t just mean better low-light photos. Because of the 48MP sensor, you can zoom into photos and crop them, still maintaining good photo quality. Not only that, but it will complement the device’s native AI features such as scene detection. Other AI camera features include bokeh mode. EMUI on the View 20 is also full of new features like the new “Link Turbo” mode, which will allow you to download files over both 4G and Wi-Fi at the same time. It will also intelligently decide for you whether to switch to Wi-Fi or data.

The display hole already looks set to be the next trend of 2019, especially as Samsung has even gotten in on the game launching the Samsung Galaxy A8s with an “Infinity O” display. Honor claims that the display hole on the Honor View 20 is only 4.5mm wide, which would make it the smallest thus far. Honor has bucked the trend of removing the headphone jack, however, as it is still present here and sits at the top of the device.

The Honor View 20 launched in China in Red, Blue, and Black. The 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage variant cost CNY 2,999, or roughly $435. Bumping up to 8GB of RAM increased the price to CNY 3,499, or $510. Honor also partnered with Moschino, an Italian luxury fashion brand, to launch the 8GB of RAM, 256GB of storage variant costing CNY 3,999, roughly $580.

Note: Huawei has stopped providing official bootloader unlock codes for its devices. Therefore, the bootloader of the Honor View 20 cannot be unlocked, which means that users cannot root or install custom ROMs.

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