Honor V20 has been officially launched in China. This is Honor’s first smartphone with in-display hole for the front camera and 48MP rear camera. Huawei’s sub-brand Honor had announced that V20 will launch inb China on December 26, followed by a global launch in Paris on January 22.
Globally the phone will be called View20. The company also put out teaser images of the phone showcasing the “punch hole” display.
Honor V20 launch: Price, sale date
Honor V20 price in China starts at 2,999 yuan (Rs 30,000 aprox) for 6GB RAM and 128GB storage model. The 8GB RAM and 128GB storage variant will cost 3,499 yuan, which is around Rs 35,000 on conversion.
The phone can be booked from December 26 to December 27. The first sale will begin December 28 on Vmall, Tmall, Suning and more platforms. The company has launched 8GB RAM and 256GB storage model as well, which is priced at 3,999 yuan (Rs 40,500 approx).
Honor V20 launch: Specifications and features
Honor V20 gets an in-display circular hole that holds the front camera, similar to Infinity-O display on Samsung Galaxy A8s. The V20 sports a reflective V-shaped pattern at the back.
The hole on the upper-left side of the full screen display is 4.5mm in diameter. The phone has a combination of 48MP Sony IMX586 primary camera in addition to a Time of Flight (ToF) camera, which is said to support 3D slimming feature. The camera for the Honor V20 also comes with AI features for extra clarity.
Honor V20 features a 6.4-inch FullView display. It sports a circular rear-mounted physical fingerprint sensor and not an in-display sensor. The phone is powered by the company’s own Kirin 980 octa-core processor with its nine liquid cool technology and GPU Turbo 2.0. The phone comes with 6GB RAM and 8GB RAM options coupled with 128GB and 256GB storage on board.
According to the company, Honor V20 has a ‘nine cooling technology with nine layer thermal design and liquid cooling pipe which promises to keep the phone cool even during intense gaming sessions. It also comes with a new LinkTurbo technology from Honor.
Link Turbo relies on AI and big data technologies to automatically analyze users’ usage models and network conditions to switch seamlessly between Wi-Fi or 4G networks and boost downloading speed by simultaneously adopting both networks, according to the company. The V20 is backed by a 4,000mAh battery and its supports super fast charging technology as well.