At an event in London today, Huawei’s Honor brand unveiled its latest Honor 20 Series smartphones, the premium Honor 20 Pro, Honor 20 and Honor 20 Lite.
The Honor 20 and 20 Pro are powered by octa-core Kirin 980 SoC with up to 8GB LPDDR4X RAM and up to 256GB UFS 2.1 storage options. It has all new EROFS System software, which results in 20% improvement in read speed and 14% decrease in ROM size.
The Honor 20 Pro comes with new Graphene cooling Sheet Technology which offers 27% increased efficiency in heat dissipation. The device also supports GPU Turbo 3.0 for enhanced gaming performance.
The Honor 20 Pro sports dynamic holographic design, which includes 3 layers – glass / colour / depth layers. It is achieved using 3D Triple Mesh Advanced compression technology. Additionally, it has four-sided 3D curved glass making it easy to hold.
Both of these devices feature a 6.26-inch All-View display but astonishingly with a form factor of just 5.3-inch.
The Honor 20 Pro, includes no fewer than four rear cameras. The 48MP main sensor is the same one used in the recently launched OnePlus 7 Pro, and it’s supplemented by a 16MP wide angle lens, 8MP telephoto with 3x optical zoom, and a 2MP macro lens.
The front camera is 32MP and situated within a 4.5mm punch hole cutout in the 6.26-inch FHD LCD display. The fingerprint sensor is located on the side of the device and doubles as a power button.
Meanwhile, the regular Honor 20’s third camera is a 2MP depth assist sensor instead of a telephoto.
Both of these handsets pack in 32MP AI front camera for selfies. The 20 Pro houses a 4000 mAh battery while the Honor 20 packs in a slightly smaller 3750 mAh battery capacity. They are claimed to last for at least a day on single charge. They support 22.5W Honor SuperCharge which charges phone from 0% to 50% in 30 minutes.
When it comes to audio, there is support for Virtual 9.1 Surround sound. These come with Dual Microphones and supports Huawei Histen 6.0.
The Honor 20 will cost approx £439 / €499, with black, blue, and iridescent white colour options available.
The Honor 20 Pro will cost approx £526 / €599 and comes in Phantom Black and Phantom Blue colours.
As for the Lite model, the Honor 20 Lite is priced at approx £263 / €299.
No launch date has yet been given.
Honor 20 and Honor 20 Pro Specifications
Dimensions and Weight:
- Honor 20: 154.25 x 73.97 x 7.87 mm / Weight: 174 grams
- Honor 20 Pro: 154.6 x 73.97 x 8.44 mm / Weight: 182 grams
- SIM: Dual SIM slots
- Operating System: Android 9.0 Pie with Magic UI 2.0
- Biometrics: Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)
- Display: 6.26-inch multi-touch All-View display with 2340 x 1080 pixels resolution, 19.5:9 aspect ratio
- Chipset: Octa-core (2.6GHz A76 x 2 + 1.92GHz A76 x 2 + 1.8GHz A55 x 4) Kirin 980 processor with ARM Mali-G760 MP10 GPU
RAM and Storage:
- Honor 20: 6GB LPDDR4X RAM with 128GB UFS 2.1 storage
- Honor 20 Pro: 8GB LPDDR4X RAM with 256GB UFS 2.1 storage
- Front camera: 32MP with F/2.0 Aperture, AI Portraits
Honor 20: Quad cameras with LED Flash
- 16MP (super wide angle, F/2.2)
- 48MP (main, F/1.8)
- 2MP (Depth)
- 2MP (Macro, F/2.4)
Honor 20 Pro: Quad cameras with LED Flash and Laser AF support
- 16MP (super wide angle, F/2.2)
- 48MP (main, 1/2″ Sony IMX 586 sensor, F/1.4 with 4-Axis OIS)
- 8MP (telephoto, F/2.4 with 4-Axis OIS, 3x optical zoom)
- 2MP (macro, F/2.4)
- Honor 20: Quad cameras with LED Flash
Battery: 22.5W Honor Super Charge fast charging
- Honor 20: 4000 mAh
- Honor 20 Pro: 3750 mAh
- Audio: Histen 6.0, Virtual Surround Sound, Dual Microphones
- Connectivity: Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Dual Band (2.4/5GHz), Bluetooth V5.0, USB Type-C, GPS/GLONASS