Honor is expected to follow this up with a launch in India on 29 Jan, with sales starting early Feb.
Honor View 20 is the Kirin 980 chipset, which was announced by Huawei back in October.
Huawei's R&D facility in Bengaluru is a key platform, component development centre for global markets.
The Huawei Mate 20 series will go on sale in the UK, France, Italy and UAE later this month.
With EMUI 9.0 Huawei may be the first company to launch a custom OS that is based on Android Pie.
The Mate 20 will have a 6 GB RAM + 128 GB storage variant and there will also be more variants as well.