The launch of the Honor View 20 is just around the corner but just a few days ahead of its December 26 launch event, some images and poster leaks have revealed a lot of information, including its price, a probable special edition of the phone and a camera feature. The images were posted on Chinese social media platform Weibo and the handset has also been spotted on Chinese etailer VMall.
Chinese smartphone makers are aggressively tying-up with other brands and it seems Honor might be jumping the bandwagon as well. In an image on Weibo, the phone said to be the View 20 and it is seen sporting a “Maserati” branding on its back panel. It can be seen featuring a triple camera setup, an LED flash and Honor branding as well. A box is seen with “V20” and “Maserati” branding on it, suggesting that the company has partnered with the Italian automaker to launch a special edition of the handset. This comes after other phone manufacturers like OnePlus, Oppo and Huawei have launched their respective special edition phones after partnering with automobile manufacturers.
A poster of the View 20 has also leaked on weibo and it tips at the device's variants, prices, camera lens resolution and the “Link Turbo” feature. According to the poster, the device might come in two variants: one with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage, which could be priced at CNY 2799 (approx Rs 28,500). The other variant might sport 6GB RAM and 128GB storage and is seen with a price tag of CNY 3299 (approx Rs 33,500). The poster mentions 48 million AI ultra clear photography, suggesting a 48MP sensor and an AI-powered camera.
The poster also suggests that the hanset will feature the ‘Link Turbo’ tech, which the company has detailed before. Honor says that it can assess network conditions to automatically switch between Wi-Fi or 4G networks. Honor’s Link Turbo tech is said to be capable of boosting download speeds by adopting Wi-Fi and 4G networks. It’s not clear whether both Wi-Fi and cellular networks are used simultaneously or not. The poster seems to be legit because the company announced the ‘Link Turbo’ tech when it unveiled the phone earlier this month in Hong Kong. However, the same cannot be said for the alleged pricing since the company is to announce it officially.
Instead of a dual or a triple camera setup, the Honor View20 features a single 48MP rear AI camera which employs Sony's IMX586 sensor. Apart from this, nothing much about the camera was revealed. However, a leaked image on Weibo suggests that the camera is capable of taking 960fps videos as well. The Huawei P20 series was the first smartphone from the company to be able to record at this high a frame rate.
As mentioned above, image of the Maserati Edition reveals a triple rear camera setup. So, it is possible that the regular variants might feature a single camera, while the special edition could come equipped with three rear shooters. Honor View 20 is also one of the first phones to come with a punch hole 25MP selfie camera.