At an event in China today, Honor has announced the Honor 20i affordable phone with impressive photography capabilities. The new device comes with a 32-megapixel selfie snapper and triple rear cameras. The handset carries an affordable starting price of 1,399 Yuan (~Rs, 14,500) in the home market.
Honor 20i Specifications and Features
The Honor 20i houses a 6.21-inch IPS LCD full HD+ panel. The TUV Rheinland certified display filters harmful blue light and prevents eye fatigue. The smartphone with waterdrop-notched display offers a screen-to-body ratio of more than 90 percent, and features a tall aspect ratio of 19.5:9.
The 12nm Kirin 710 SoC by Huawei powers the Honor 20i, along with up to 6GB of RAM. The handset comes with up to 256GB of storage. A microSD card slot is available on the device for additional storage. Android 9 Pie OS overlaid with EMUI 9 skin comes preinstalled on the Honor 20i. There is Game Turbo 3.0 onboard for optimising its performance while gaming. A 3,400mAh battery can be found inside the Honor 20i, but the Chinese firm has not included rapid charging support on the device.
The Honor 20i possesses a 32-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture. By combining four pixels into one large pixel, the Honor 20i promises to shoot better images in darker conditions. The display of the smartphone can function as a flash while capturing selfie shots. The rear shell of the phone has a vertical triple camera unit with a 24-megapixel primary sensor with f1.8 aperture. There is a secondary super wide-angle sensor of 8-megapixels and a depth sensor of 2-megapixels. There are plenty of photography features on the Honor 20i such as AI face beauty, night scene mode, anti-shake, super slow-motion video shooting and more.
A fingerprint sensor is available on the Honor 20i’s back panel. Apart from unlocking the device, it can be also used for authenticating payments. The smartphone also carries support for face unlock. The smartphone is packed with usual connectivity features such dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, micro-USB 2.0, GPS and 3.5mm audio jack. The smartphone boasts a premium appeal thanks to its 3D rear glass back with gradient colour finish. Its dimensions are 154.8 x 73.8 x 8mm and it weighs 164 grams.
Honor 20i Price, Variants and Availability
The Honor 20i has arrived in China in four editions – 6 GB RAM + 64 GB storage, 4 GB RAM + 128 GB storage, 6 GB RAM + 128 GB storage. and 6 GB RAM + 256 GB storage. These models are respectively priced at 1,599 Yuan (~Rs 16,600), 1,599 Yuan, 1,899 Yuan (~Rs 19,700) and 2,199 Yuan (Rs 22,800).
The Honor 20i can be bought in three colours – Black, Gradient Blue and Gradient Red. A limited edition of the smartphone dubbed as Honor 20i AAPE Edition will be hitting the Chinese markets in the coming month. It includes 6GB of RAM and 256 GB of native storage and is priced at 2,199 Yuan.
The pre-orders of the Honor 20i will begin in China tomorrow. There is no confirmation on its availability in India.