Huawei sub-brand Honor is set to launch its Honor 20 series smartphones at an event in London on May 21. The Honor 20 lineup is expected to include three models: Honor 20, Honor 20 Pro, and Honor 20 Lite. Ahead of the global debut next week, the YAL-L21 variant of the standard Honor 20 has surfaced on the popular Geekbench benchmark database.
Honor 20 Geekbench Listing Confirms Kirin 980 Chipset
The Honor YAL-L21 listing on the Geekbench database confirms the upcoming flagship smartphone from the Huawei sub-brand will have a 7nm Kirin 980 chipset running under its hood. Going by the Geekbench listing, the smartphone will be available with 6GB of RAM. The smartphone achieved 3,241 points in the single-core test and 9,706 points in the multi-core Geekbench test. Both numbers are not very different from what other Kirin 980-powered smartphones achieve in the two tests on Geekbench. As for software, the listing confirms the Honor 20 will be shipped with the Android 9.0 Pie version out of the box, with Huawei’s custom EMUI 9.0 running on top of it.
The Honor 20 is being teased by the manufacturer as being the first smartphone to come with a dynamic holographic glass back. In addition to an awe-inspiring design, the Honor 20 is claimed to feature a pro-grade camera as well. While the camera hardware of the standard Honor 20 has not been confirmed yet, a recent leak claimed the Honor 20 Pro will feature a quad-camera setup at the rear. It is tipped to sport a 16MP super-wide-angle snapper, 48MP Sony IMX586 main sensor with OIS, an 8MP telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom, and a 2MP macro lens. The Honor 20 Pro is also expected to have a punch-hole display, although it remains to be seen if the standard Honor 20 will have a similar display as well.