“The Honor View 20 could be the first smartphone in India with a 48-megapixel rear-facing camera and display hole for a selfie camera”
A day after launching the Honor V20 smartphone in China, Honor has teased the handset’s India launch but with ‘Honor View 20‘ moniker. The flagship device from the Chinese OEM is listed as ‘Coming Soon’ to the country exclusively via Amazon.in. It will arrive with a whopping 48-megapixel sensor on the rear and a display hole that houses front camera. The Honor View 20 India launch date is yet to be announced, but we expect it to be next year on January 22nd alongside its global launch in Paris.
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Suhail Tariq, CMO at Huawei Consumer Business Group, said, “We are delighted to announce our strategic partnership with Amazon India. The Honor View 20 comes packed with three-world first technologies that are set to change the dynamics of the smartphone market both, globally and in India.”
Noor Patel, Director – Category Management, Amazon India, said, “We are excited to remain Huawei Group’s partner of choice and bring the new Honor View 20 exclusively for customers on Amazon.in. With this partnership, we continue to build a strong portfolio in the smartphones category, providing customers with a vast selection, unmatched value and fast & reliable doorstep delivery.”
Honor View 20 specifications
The Honor View 20 will be the global version of the China-only Honor V20. The latter, on the specifications front, sports a bezel- and notch-less 6.4-inch IPS display with Full HD+ resolution and a screen-to-body ratio of 91.82 percent. The screen also has a piercing on the top-right corner that houses an impressive 25-megapixel sensor for selfies and video calling. The primary camera of the device sport a dual setup with 48-megapixel being the primary shooter and 3D ToF lens working as a secondary depth sensing sensor. The camera is mated with LED flash and artificial intelligence (AI) to further enhance the results.
Under the hood, the Honor V20 is powered by HiSilicon Kirin 980 chipset, which is the latest SoC by the brand to be fabricated on the 7nm process and featured a dedicated NPU for AI-related tasks. The SoC is accompanied by up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB internal storage. Notably, Honor also introduced a Moschino Edition of V20 that has 256GB storage, but it remains to be seen whether it makes its way to India.
The handset boots Android 9 Pie-based Magic UI 2.0.1 out of the box and houses a 4,000mAh battery with 22.5 SuperCharge fast charging tech. The device also boasts of its unique design and a Link Turbo technology that combines LTE and WLAN network to increase download speed. Apart from this, the V20 employs a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and connectivity options such as Wi-Fi, 4G LTE, Bluetooth, 3.5mm headphone jack, and a Type-C port.
Coming to the pricing, the Honor V20 starts at RMB 2,999 (~Rs 34,000) for the base 6GB RAM option in China. It comes in three shades: Red, Blue, and Black. We can expect the Honor View 20 price in India to be under Rs 40,000 as well in a bid to challenge the likes of OnePlus 6T.
|Octa core (2.6 GHz, Dual Core + 1.92 GHz, Dual core + 1.8 GHz, Quad core)|
|6 GB RAM|
|6.4 inches (16.26 cm)|
|1080x2310 px, 398 PPI|
|48 MP Primary Camera|
|25 MP Front Camera|
|USB Type-C port|