“Honor 20 and Honor 20 Pro smartphones are expected to come with the Kirin 980 SoC and side-mounted fingerprint sensor”
Honor is scheduled to announce its next flagship smartphones, called Honor 20 and 20 Pro, at an event in London on May 21st. Ahead of tomorrow’s unveiling, the Honor 20 series has been listed on Flipkart, suggesting it could be exclusive to e-commerce giant online when it launches in the country on June 11th. The listing confirms the in-house HiSilicon Kirin 980 SoC could power both the handsets and pack a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, contradicting previous rumours.
Furthermore, earlier leaks suggest the Honor 20 Pro could sport a 6.26-inch all-view display with an impressive 91.6 percent screen-to-body ratio. The panel will also have a 4.5mm hole to fit in the 32MP front camera. It is said to rock a quad-camera setup at the rear with 48MP Sony IMX586 primary sensor, a secondary 16-megapixel ultra wide angle shooter with 117-degree field of view, an 8MP telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom, OIS, and a 2MP 3D ToF sensor with f/2.4 aperture. Design-wise, the device offers a new three-layer “Dynamic Holographic” glass coating. It is expected to house a 3,650mAh battery with 22.5W fast charge support.
On the other hand, the regular Honor 20 model reportedly rocks the same quad rear camera setup consisting of a 48MP primary sensor, a 16MP super-wide-angle lens, a 2MP depth unit, and 2MP macro shooter. It could be paired with 6GB/ 8GB of RAM and 128GB/ 256GB user-expandable storage. Unfortunately, that’s all we know so far about the handsets, but we should know more details tomorrow.
Separately, Google has suspended most of its partnerships with the Chinese manufacturer, courtesy of United States government adding Huawei to its trade blacklist. Since both Honor 20 and Honor 20 Pro might have already been certified, they could run on Android 9.0 with EMUI 9.0 out of the box. However, Huawei will still have access to Android, which is freely available to anyone as it’s based on an open-source platform.