Huawei’s sub-brand Honor has unveiled its latest flagship phones at an event held in London today. Part of the Honor 20 series, the devices include the Honor 20 and 20 Pro. The latest series will succeed last year’s Honor 10 phones. Both the standard and Pro variants come with a few changes in terms of technical specifications. Let’s take a look below:
The Honor 20 Series features a 6.26-inch display bearing FHD+ resolution and is fitted with an OLED panel. Both the devices come with a punch-hole display situated on the top left corner of the screen. The Honor 20 series retains the gradient design from the Honor 10. The back panel houses a vertically stacked triple camera setup at the top left corner. Both the devices come with a side-mounted fingerprint scanner embedded in the power button. The Pro version can be availed in two colours – Phantom Blue and Phantom Black, while the standard variant is available in three colour options – Sapphire Blue, Midnight Black and Icelandic White.
The Honor 20 Series is equipped with a Pro-grade quad-camera system. Both the devices come with a 48MP main camera featuring a Sony IMX586 sensor, a 16MP wide-angle lens and a 2MP macro camera. Additionally, the Pro variant features an 8MP telephoto sensor, while the standard version gets a 2MP depth sensor. The Honor 20 Pro is the world’s first smartphone with f/1.4 aperture. On the front, both the devices come with a 32MP selfie shooter with f/2.0 aperture.
Under the hood, both the Honor 20 devices are powered by Huawei’s flagship Kirin 970 chipset. The devices are offered with up to 8GB RAM and 256GB onboard storage. It features GPU Turbo 3.0 technology for faster gaming with no lag. The Honor 20 features a 3,750mAh battery, while the Pro version gets a 4,000mAh unit. Both the devices support 22.5W fast charging termed Honor SuperCharge. On the software front, the devices will run EMUI 9 based on Android 9 Pie. However, given the Android ban on Huawei devices (Honor is a Huawei sub-brand and hence will be affected), it’s likely that the phones will receive Android and security updates only for the next 3 months.
Honor 20 Lite:
Alongside the launch of Honor 20 Series, the company also announced the Lite version of Honor 20. It was launched in the UK and Malaysia earlier this month. The device comes with a waterdrop notch, a triple camera setup, and a 3,400mAh battery unit. The Honor 20 Lite can be availed in 4GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. You can check the detailed specs here.
Pricing & Availability:
The Honor 20 standard edition is priced at €499 (~Rs 38,774). The Pro model carries a price tag of €599 (~Rs 46,545). The Honor 20 Lite will cost €299 (~Rs 23,233) and is now available for purchase.
The company has confirmed that the 20 series will launch in India on June 11th, where we will know about its pricing and availability.