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The launch event is over and Honor has still not mentioned the Google war with Huawei. Perhaps we shall hear about it later? Anyways its good bye from our side.
Honor 20 Lite also announced
Honor 20 Lite has already been announced in China and Thailand.
Honor 20-series pricing
Honor 20 Pro - 8 GB RAM + 256 GB storage = 599 Euros (around Rs 46,000)
Honor 20 - 6 GB RAM + 128 GB storage = 499 Euros (around Rs 38,000)
Honor 20 Series specifications
Quick look at the specifications
Honor x Fortnite
Honor has collaborated with Fortnite for an exclusive skin for all Honor 20 owners.
Honor 20 Battery and sound
The Honor 20 Pro will have a 4,000 mAh battery with a 22.5 Wh battery charging capabilities. The phone also has a virtual 9.1 surround sound technology for the immersive listening experience.
Honor + Fortnite
A new skin made exclusively for Honor 20 called the Wonder Outfit. No collaboration with PUBG?
Honor 20 Performance
The Honor 20-series comes with the Kirin 980 chipset. It will come with up to 8 GB RAM and 256 GB of UFS 2.1 storage. Honor is touting some Graphene cooling capabilty which can give you better cooling during gaming. There is also a new GPS Turbo 3.0 technology being used to optimise graphics.
DxOMark score of 111
The Honor 20 Pro is tied with the OnePlus 7 Pro in the DxOMark scoring.
Here we go again with the DxOmark scores
The Honor 20 Pro has scored 111 in DXO Mark. But is it really better than the Pixel 3?
Honor 20 Pro video and selfie camera
The phone has OIS on the main camera which is said to be smooth and steady even in low-light conditions. The phone has a 32 MP selfie camera.
Live test of the 10x zoom capabilities
The Honor 20 Pro's 10x zoom live demo showed that the device is better than the S10 Plus and iPhone XS Max's 10x zoom capability.
Shoot the moon with the Honor 20 Pro
The Honor 20 can take great shots of the moon with the 30x optical zoom.
Honor 20-series ultra-wide camera, telephoto
The Honor 20 Pro supports a super wide angle night mode which gives the device good details in low light even when you use the ultra-wide lens. The Honor 20 Pro also supports 3X zoom which is more than the 2X than the iPhone XS Max and Galaxy S10 Plus. The 10x zoom on the device also looks to be quite crazy. There is also an overkill 30x zoom. Nearing the Huawei P30 Pro territory.
Live test for night mode for the Honor 20 with the Galaxy S10 Plus and iPhone XS Max
The photos have been taken using the normal mode in pitch black conditions which shows a clear dominance of the Honor 20 Pro in low light situations.
Honor Night mode and Insane ISO capability
The phone combines 16 different shots to get a detailed night photo. This mode is called the AIS Super Night mode. The photo demonstrated looks quite good but Huawei has a checkered record of using DSLR photos for sample images clicked by its phones. The phone also has an ISO setting of 204800 which is more than some DSLRs and gives you more detail in low lighting scenarios. The massive aperture size is also a bonus.
Honor 20-series main camera
The Honor 20 Pro gets the Sony IMX 586 sensor and also has the biggest aperture size in any smartphone at f/1.4. The device can take in 60 percent more light than the iPhone XS Max as per Honor.
Similar quad-camera system on Honor 20
The Honor 20 has a similar quad-camera system but with lower specifications.
Honor 20-series camera
The phone has a quad-camera setup which consists of a 16 MP f/2.2 aperture super wide lens + 48 MP f/1.4 aperture primary lens + 8 MP telephoto lens + 2 MP macro focus lens. The Honor 20 has all the lenses as well excpet for laser autofocus capability.
Pro-grade quad-camera system
The Honor 20 Pro comes with a quad-camera system.
Honor 20 colours
The Honor 20 Pro will come in Phantom Blue, Phantom Black, colours.
The Honor 20 will come in Sapphire Blue, Midnight Black and Icelandic White colours.
Honor 20 fingerprint sensor
The fingerprint sensor is present on the side quite like the Galaxy S10e.
Honor 20-series punch hole
The display hole in the display of the device is smallest in the world and specifically smaller than the Galaxy S10.
George is explaining about the design of the device
It appears there are four layers involved in the back panel of the device giving it a glossy and dual-tone colour look.
Honor 20 Pro revealed
George Zhao just took the wraps off the Honor Pro 20 smartphone.
Punch hole and Quad-camera confirmed on Honor 20-series
It would appear both the smartphones will get the punch-hole display and quad-cameras.
Honor 20-series announced
We are going to find out which all smartphones are going to be under the Honor 20-series umbrella. Spoiler Alert: It's the Honor 20 Pro and Honor 20. The video confirms that the Honor 20-series will have a quad-camera setup.
Dele Ali, is now the brand ambassador for Honor
Dele Ali is a UK football player and plays in Tottenham Hotspur FC.
George Zhao on stage
Honor President George Zhao is on stage to introduce the new Honor 20 series smartphones.
Honor a benchmark for young people
Much like Realme, Honor is also going to be a brand that is going to be targetted to the global youth population.
We have begun!
The launch event has started and George Zhao, President of Honor has taken the stage to introduce the device.
We are being shown a glimpse of how the stage and demo zone looks like while we wait for the event to begin.
Will Honor address its parent company's controversy with Google?
This could be perhaps the biggest talking point for future sales of Honor phones if Android support is withdrawn by Google. Let's hope we get clarity on the situation at this event.
Honor and Fortnite?
There appears to be some sort of collaboration between Honor and Epic Games' crowned jewl Fortnite. More should be revealed during the launch.
We are about to begin!
The event should start shortly as we enjoy the intensely calming music being played in the launch arena.
Quad-camera on the alleged Honor 20 Pro?
Leaks have pointed to a quad-cam setup on the Honor 20-series smartphones. Will there be a 48 MP Sony IMX 586 sensor there? I guess we should find out soon enough. In any case you can read about the leaks of the device/devices in the link below.
Here are some shots of the Honor 20 Pro
In case you are interested in watching the LIVE stream of the event...
The event is being held in London and it will begin from 18:30 IST. You can watch the event using the link below.
The launch will be in the backdrop of the recent problems between Huawei (parent company of Honor) and Google wherein the latter has said it will suspend all Android services on Huawei and Honor phones for the time being. You read about it here.
Hello and Welcome to the LIVE Blog of the Honor 20-series launch
We are going to most likely see the Honor 20 and Honor 20 Pro smartphones being launched today.