Honor View20: First with in-display front camera, 48MP rear camera

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The Honor View20 (V20 in China) makes its official debut in China. The latest flagship from Honor is the world’s first smartphone with a 48MP rear 3D TOF camera and a front in-screen “punch hole” 25MP camera.

Honor devices have always been about strong cameras, trendy design and amazing price-to-spec ratios, and the Honor View20 is no different.

The new flagship uses advanced nanolithography technology to create a unique nano texture on the body. The rear body gets a dynamic V-shaped colour gradient and is available in Phantom Red and Phantom Blue.

Honor also announced a crossover collaboration with Italian fashion brand Moschino to release an Honor X Moschino design edition.

In terms of optics, the Honor View20 brings things to higher ground. First, it’s the first smartphone to utilise the latest Sony IMX586 stacked CMOS image sensor – a 48MP whopper.

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The 1/2-inch sensor with 0.8-micron pixel supports “Light Fusion” which combines four pixels into a super pixel for better low light performance. It can also produce a high resolution 12MP image, further enhanced by artificial intelligence (AI).

The rear camera also features 3D functionality, adding a new dimension to photos and videos.

With new Dual-ISP and Dual-NPU of the next generation Kirin 980 processor, camera processes and AI image processing is 46 percent and 134 percent better than its predecessor.

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With the Honor View20, Honor effectively kills the notched display. The cutting-edge “punch hole” in-screen front camera heralds a new trend in full-screen displays.

Honor’s “All-View” display has a tiny 4.5mm hole on the top left corner to house the front-facing 25MP selfie camera. Instead of merely drilling a hole through the various layers of the screen, Honor uses a special technique called pixel transition technology – a super complex 18-layer technology stack. The technique ensures durability of the glass panel as well as cuts down the interference from light.

Speaking of display, the device features a 6.4-inch Full HD+ All-View display (1080×2310).

The Honor View20 comes with up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, and is powered by a 4,000mAh battery that supports fast-charging (4.5V/5A).

The dual-SIM, dual-LTE device does not come with expandable storage, and runs Android 9 Pie with Magic UI 2.0.1 out-of-the-box.

Another highlight is Link Turbo, a feature that combines Wi-Fi and 4G LTE connectivity for faster download speeds.

Pricing and availability

The Honor View20 retails at CNY2,999 (MYR1,818) for the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage model, while the 8GB RAM + 128GB model goes for CNY3,499 (MYR2,121), and the 8GB RAM + 256GB storage variant is priced at CNY3,999 (MYR2,424). Delivery is quoted as within 12 days from making final payment on 28 December 2018.

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The device is slated for a global launch on 22 January in Paris.

For more information, visit Honor China


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