After multiple teasers in the early days of Dec., the Honor View 20 (Honor V20) was officially announced yesterday. With the unveiling event held in China, and a global launch scheduled for Jan. 22nd in Paris, France.
The Honor V20 will be the company’s first flagship in 2019.
Key highlights of the phone include a 48MPl Sony IMX586 rear sensor, HiSilicon Kirin 980 SoC, a 25MP front camera 4,000mAh battery, and Link Turbo technology. Confirmed earlier, the Honor V20 comes with Link Turbo technology that allows the phone to switch between data and Wi-Fi on its own, in order to keep the browsing unaffected and buffer-free.
Specs and Features
The dual-SIM runs on Android 9.0 Pie based on MagicUI 2.0.1. It sports a 6.4-inch full-HD+ TFT LCD display with a screen aspect ratio of 19.5:9. Powered by a 7nm octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 980 SoC (2 Cortex-A76 cores clocked at 2.6GHz + 2 Cortex-A76 cores clocked at 1.92GHz + 4 Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 1.8GHz ). Couples 6GB RAM/128GB ROM and 8GB RAM/256GB ROM options. There’s no support for a microSD card slot for storage expansion.
Looking at the cameras, the rear camera comes with a 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor and the front has a 25MP sensor. Both are support by a LED flash. Camera features include A.I photo, night scene, portrait, fun AR, time-lapse photography, slow-motion, among others.
In terms of connectivity, the handset supports Bluetooth v5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (dual band, 2.4GHz and 5GHz), GPS/ A-GPS, and USB Type-C.
The Honor V20 is all supported on a non-removable 4000mAh battery. This as well supports fast charging.
Price and Availability
The 6GB RAM + 128GB storage goes for CNY 2,999 (roughly UGX1,618,000) and the 8GB RAM + 128GB goes for CNY 3,499 (roughly UGX1,888,000). The handsets are available in Charm Blue, Red, and Midnight Black color options.
Pre-orders are open, as shipping is scheduled for Dec. 28th.