tech2 News StaffJan 14, 2019 21:19:32 IST
Having launched the Honor View20 in China back in December 2018, Honor today unveiled the smartphone in India. The View20 is the first smartphone from the company’s stable to feature a punch-hole display and though the price of the phone hasn't been revealed yet, pre-bookings for the phone will begin on 15 January on the Amazon India website.
The device will be exclusively available for purchase on Amazon and the e-tailer already has a dedicated page where interested buyers can click on the "Notify Me" tab to receive updates about the device. Those who pre-book the smartphone will also receive a pair of Honor Sport Bluetooth earphones worth Rs 2,999, free of any extra cost.
The smartphone is expected to be launched globally on 22 January followed by a launch in India on 29 January.
The Honor View20 was launched in China starting at CNY 2,999 (approx Rs 31,000) and was made available in three colours which are Red, Blue, and Black.
— Honor India (@HiHonorIndia) January 13, 2019
As far as specifications are concerned, 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 View20 is the Kirin 980 chipset which was announced by Huawei back in October 2018 and it's the same SoC found inside 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 View20, 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 View20 has 48 MP Sony IMX 586 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 battery along with SuperCharge support.
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