This could be the last smartphone launched for the year. The Honor V20, which will be formally introduced globally as the Honor View 20 on January 22, is official in China.
And if there’s one device that reminds us of it, it’s the Huawei Nova 4, mainly because of the front design. The two feature an in-screen selfie camera on the upper-left side.
But whereas the Nova is powered by a Kirin 970 chipset, the Honor View 20 has the flagship Kirin 980 processor inside it. It also comes with a bigger, 4,000mAh battery (versus 3,750mAh) and debuts Link Turbo, a proprietary technology that provides for a seamless transition between LTE and WiFi networks for improved connectivity.
How Link Turbo works
Both boast a 48-megapixel camera on the back, but the Honor phone pairs it with a time-of-flight sensor for AR or augmented-reality applications. The Nova 4 couples it with a 16-megapixel wide sensor and a 2-megapixel one for depth sensing.
For this phone, though, Huawei’s sub-brand has partnered with Italian fashion house Moschino to bring us special Phantom Blue and Phantom Red editions of the unit — and they sport 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. They are priced at ¥3,999 or around P30,737 in Philippine pesos and $580 in U.S. dollars. The regular 6GB/64GB and 8GB/128GB models, on the other hand, are retailing at ¥2,999 (P23,051 or $435) and ¥3,499 (P26,894 or $507), respectively.
Given that Honor only made its comeback in the Philippines in May this year, the smartphone’s predecessor — the Honor View 10 or Honor V10, which was launched a year ago — was not offered in the country. Will the company make the Honor View 20 available here then? We can’t wait to get a confirmation.
Honor View 20 official video
Honor View 20 or Honor V20 specs
- 6.4-inch IPS LCD screen, 2,340 x 1,080 resolution, 19.5:9
- Octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 980 processor
- 6GB/8GB RAM
- 64/128/256GB storage (no microSD card slot)
- 48-megapixel rear camera, f/1.8; ToF sensor
- 25-megapixel front camera, f/2.0
- Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
- 4,000mAh battery with fast charging
- EMUI 9.0 based on Android 9.0 Pie
- Magic Night Black, Charm Blue Sear, and Charm Red (colors for the regular variant)
- Phantom Blue and Phantom Red for the Moschino Edition
Main image via Weibo
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