Huawei off-shoot Honor has launched its punch-hole selfie cam-toting Honor V20, as the Honor View 20, for global markets. The Honor View 20 has been launched globally – starting with Europe – at a price of Euros 569 which roughly translates to around Rs 46,000. This is for the 6GB RAM and 128GB storage version of the phone. The Honor View 20 will also have a special edition designed in partnership with Italian luxury fashion house Moschino. This limited-edition version will pack 8GB and 256GB storage and will be available for buying for Euros 649 (roughly Rs 52,500).
The Honor View 20 India launch is scheduled just a week after its global launch, that is, January 29. The Honor View 20 will be exclusively available for buying from online retail website Amazon India. The online retail website has already started taking pre-orders for the smartphone. Honor has announced that those who pre-order the Honor View 20 – by paying Rs 1,000 – will be eligible to get a pair of Honor Bluetooth earphones worth Rs 2,999 for free.
The main USP of the Honor View 20 is its 6.4-inch all-view display which is made possible through a punch-hole selfie camera setup. This selfie camera has a resolution of 25MP. The Honor View 20 also features what is claimed to be an “industry-first 48MP rear camera with Sony IMX586 sensor” which when coupled with “the AI computing power and graphic processing power enabled by the dual-ISP and dual-NPU of Kirin 980 chipset, will automatically perform multi-frame image processing to create high-definition images.” The Honor View 20, in addition, also has a secondary TOF camera for 3D depth mapping.
The Kirin 980 is notably Huawei’s top-tier 7nm-based chipset that is also found inside the company’s crazy triple rear camera phone, aka the Huawei Mate 20 Pro.
The dual-SIM Honor View 20 runs Android Pie-based EMUI 9, and packs a massive 4,000mAh battery. The phone also supports advanced GPS for more accurate GPS tracking as well as liquid cooling for extended gaming sessions.
In terms of design, the Honor View 20 continues Huawei and Honor’s signature gradient glass finish and will be available in a choice of colors including red and blue. The Honor V20 tries to distinguish itself from other Honor and Huawei all-glass phones through distinct V-shaped patterns on the back.