Honor View 20 with in-display camera, new 48 MP Sony IMX586 sensor launched in China

Powering the View 20 is the Kirin 980 chipset which was announced by Huawei back in October.

The Honor View 20 or the Honor V20 smartphone with the in-display camera has finally been announced in China starting at CNY 2,999 (approx Rs 31,000). The phone will also be announced for the global markets on 22 January at an event in Paris. The Honor View 20 is arriving in three colors which are Red, Blue, and Black. It is quite probable that the phone will make its way to the Indian markets as well.

Honor View 20. Image: tech2/Kshitij Pujari

Honor View 20. Image: tech2/Kshitij Pujari

Let's talk about the specs. The View 20 comes with an FHD+  6.4-inch LCD with an unusually tall ratio of 19.25:9. There is a small hole at the top right part of the display wherein the front facing camera is placed. Apart from that the phone pretty much appears to be bezel-less save for a tiny chin at the bottom. The back of the device comes with a gradient shift which switches colours when viewed on different angles.

Powering the View 20 is the Kirin 980 chipset which was announced by Huawei back in October and it the SoC is also found in the latest Huawei flagship Mate 20 Pro. Users will get three variants which include 6 GB RAM or 8 GB RAM and 128 GB or 256 GB internal storage. The Honor View 20, like all Honor phones before it, will run on the EMUI 9.0 skin and it will be base on Android 9.0 Pie.

In the camera department we see that the View 20 has 48 MP Sony IMX586 1/2-inch CMOS sensor (0.8 µm/pixel) with Quad-Bayer array that allows pixel binning. It is joined by a 3D ToF sensor at the back as well. On the front, we see the in-display camera which has 25 MP sensor with fixed focus.

The entire setup is backed up by a 4,000 mAh and it comes with the 22.5W SuperCharge support. Sales of the device are set to begin from 28 December in China.

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