The Huawei’s subsidiary brand, Honor, has unveiled it’s Honor View 20 which had first launched in China last month as Honor V20 while as Honor View 20 in Paris last week. The smartphone is the global variant of Honor V20 which has launched now in India after a long wait. The key highlight of the smartphone is the display with ‘no-notch’ design with punch hole for the 25-megapixel selfie camera. The other highlights are the flagship chipset of HiSilicon Kirin 980, 6GB/8GB RAM and 4,000mAh battery. The price of the smartphone starts at INR 37,999 for the variant with 6GB RAM + 128GB inbuilt storage. The other variant with 8GB RAM and 256GB inbuilt storage is set at INR 45,999. The color variants include Phantom Blue, Midnight Black and Sapphire Blue. The pre-order has already started on Amazon India and it’s own HiHonor stores in India. There is no difference in the India launched variant of Honor View 20 with the earlier versions launched in China and Paris. Let’s talk about it’s specifications and features now
The Honor View 20 sports a 6.4-inch All-View TFT LCD Full-HD+ Display with screen resolution of 1080×2310 pixels, 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 91.82% screen-to-body ratio and pixel density of 398ppi. On the optics front, the Honor device sports a dual lens setup at the back with 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 primary sensor featuring AI HDR, 960fps slow motion video recording and PDAF, along with a secondary 3D TOF (Time of Flight) depth sensor, coupled with an LED flash. The smartphone bears a hole punch on it’s display to place a selfie camera with 25-megapixel fixed focus sensor with f/2.0 aperture. Under the hood, the smartphone runs Magic UI 2.0 based on Android 9.0 Pie. It is powered by a 7nm Octa-Core HiSilicon Kirin 980 SoC clocked at up to 2.6GHz, coupled with 6GB/8GB RAM and Mali-G76 MP10 GPU.
In terms of inbuilt storage, the smartphone allows 128GB and 256GB inbuilt storage variants without the option to expand it any further. This could be a drawback of Honor View 20 as people love to expand their storage for various purpose using a MicroSD card. The device encompasses a 4,000mAh battery, which seems lesser when taken the holistic consideration of the smartphone’s use, with fast charging support.
On the connectivity front, the Honor View 20 features a dual SIM support in the dual-standby mode supporting 4G connectivity. The other connectivity options include Dual Band WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v5.0 LE, GPS/A-GPS, GLONASS, NFC, Infrared port, USB-Type C port 1.0 with reversible connector and OTG support and 3.5mm Audio Jack. The sensors onboard include fingerprint sensor, ambient light sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity and digital compass. It measures 156.9×75.4×8.1mm and weighs 180g which seems bit heavier than it’s competitors.