- The Honor V20 launched in China with a punch-hole display
- It comes with a 48MP rear camera
- It also has Link Turbo technology
In a bid to be the first phone ever to sport a punch-hole camera in the display, Huawei announced the Honor V20 smartphone earlier this month. Though the company did not reveal the design and all specifications, it mentioned three USPs of the device: All-View display, a 48MP rear camera and the Link Turbo technology, which is said to enable faster download speeds by leveraging both Wi-Fi and cellular connectivity. The company has now made the phone official in China and it is now listed on Chinese e-tailer VMall.
Honor View 20, first showcased at an event in Hong Kong, is company’s first smartphone with a punch-hole display for a selfie camera and a 48MP rear camera to be launched commercially. The Honor View 20, or Honor V20, is priced at CNY 2999 (approximately Rs 30,000) for the 6GB RAM and 128GB storage variant. The 8GB RAM and 128GB storage variant will cost users CNY 3499 (approximately Rs 35,500). Honor has also launched a special Moschino Edition of the V20 with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage for CNY 3999 (approximately Rs 40,000).
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Moschino is an Italian luxury fashion house specialising in leather accessories, shoes, luggage and fragrances. It is not known whether the company will launch this variant globally. Honor is set to launch the device in Paris on January 22. A few days ago, a Maserati Edition of the smartphone was spotted on the internet, and it may be possible that instead of Moschino Edition, the company will launch the Maserati Edition globally.
The Honor View 20 features a 6.4-inch Full HD+ All-View display with a resolution of 2310x1080 pixels. The All-View display is nothing but a panel with a punch hole in it to incorporate a selfie shooter (Samsung calls the same type of panel as the Infinity-O display). Huawei says that the circular cutout on the top left corner is 4.5mm in diameter. There is a glass back panel with V-shaped pattern under the glass. The smartphone will be available in blue, black and red colours.
The smartphone is powered by an octa-core Kirin 980 flagship chipset, which is manufactured using 7nm process. The same processor has been incorporated in Huawei’s latest flagship, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro. The device also has GPU Turbo 2.0, a technology that the company says boosts performance and graphics during gaming sessions. There is a liquid cooling system to keep the CPU temperature under check.
In the camera department, the Honor View 20 has a 48MP Sony IMX586 CMOS sensor on the back. The sensor uses pixel binning technology to give a 1.6 micron pixel. The second sensor of the dual rear camera is used to capture the depth. The punch-hole in the display houses a 25MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture. There is a 4,000mAh battery with super fast charge support. Th phone runs Android Pie 9.0 with Magic UI 2.0 on top.