“The Honor 20 series brings four rear cameras and Kirin 980 chipset at an affordable price” 

Honor has officially launched the Honor 20 Pro, the Honor 20, and the Honor 20i smartphones in India. The Honor 20 Pro is a powerful, flagship-class smartphone that features a quad rear camera setup and is powered by the Kirin 980 chipset. Despite being packed with features, it will not cost you an arm and a leg. The phone will compete with the likes of the new OnePlus 7 Pro, the upcoming Redmi K20 Pro, ASUS 6Z, the Samsung Galaxy S10 series, and even the iPhone XS. In this post, we are going to take a look at the top 5 features of the Honor 20 Pro.

Kirin 980 SoC

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The Honor 20 Pro is a flagship-class smartphone. It is powered by the Kirin 980 chipset made by HiSilicon, which is a 7nm powerhouse. Huawei has used this chipset on the P30 Pro as well as the Mate 20 Pro. It is an eight-core 64-bit processor that uses four A76 cores and four A55 cores. According to test results, the Kirin 980 is almost as fast as the new Snapdragon 855 in terms of CPU performance. Gaming on the Kirin 980 is also a breeze and Honor has included GPU Turbo 3.0 for improved gaming experience. The SoC also comes with a dedicated Neural Processing Unit(NPU) to handle all the AI tasks thrown its way.

Quad rear cameras

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One of the main features of the Honor 20 Pro is its quad-rear camera setup. The phone is a great versatile tool for photography enthusiasts. It comes with a primary 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 sensor with OIS and f/1.4 aperture, the first in the industry to achieve an aperture this size. There’s also a 16-megapixel super wide angle camera with a 117-degree field-of-view. This is followed by an 8-megapixel telephoto sensor that also has OIS and provides 3x optical zoom. Finally, there’s a dedicated 2-megapixel macro camera for those close up shots. Overall, a really good versatile camera setup that should help you take great photos in all conditions. 

Punch-hole display

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Honor has included a punch-hole display on the new Honor 20 series. Both the Honor 20 and the Pro variant feature the same display. It comes with a 6.26-inch IPS LCD display with full-HD+ resolution. The phone provides an almost bezel-less viewing experience, sans the hole in the display. The punch-hole is located on the top left corner of the device and helps the phone achieve an 84 percent screen-to-body ratio. That’s not the highest, but the punch hole is certainly better than a large notch at the top. 

Side-mounted fingerprint sensor

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The Honor 20 series also comes with a side-mounted fingerprint scanner. Instead of placing the fingerprint scanner on the back or underneath the display, Honor chose to embed it under the Power button. That is actually a great place for the fingerprint scanner and works flawlessly. You can unlock the phone as soon as you press the power button to wake the device. Honor claims that the scanner is super fast and can unlock the device in under 0.3 seconds. Press the power button for 1 second and that will fire up Google Assistant. 

32-megapixel selfie camera

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If you love taking selfies, the Honor 20 Pro is your best friend. The phone features a 32-megapixel selfie camera enclosed within the hole in the display. It combines four pixels into one large pixel, which results in brighter selfies with lots of details. With features such as AI beauty mode and Portrait mode, you can take your selfie game to the next level. It also features electronic image stabilisation and an HDR mode.

Apart from these top five features, the Honor 20 Pro also comes with a large 4,000mAh battery that supports 22.5W fast-charging. It also gets Bluetooth 5.0, up to 8GB RAM, and up to 256GB of internal storage. As for the price in India, Honor 20 Pro is quite aggressively priced at Rs 39,999, lower than the OnePlus 7 Pro. We will now just have to wait for the Redmi K20 Pro launch to see whether it really has any real competition, in terms of pricing at least. Till then, wait for our full review of the Honor 20 Pro.