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Honor V20 Appears on Geekbench & AnTuTu; Kirin 980 SoC Confirmed

On: December 20, 2018

Update: Barely hours after showing up on the Geekbench benchmark database, has the upcoming Honor V20 surfaced on the AnTuTu benchmark database. The AnTuTu benchmark confirms all the key features of the smartphone, including the Kirin 980 7nm processor. As you can see in the benchmark listing below, the Honor V20 will feature an identical 1080 x 2310 pixels Full HD+ resolution as the Nova 4. The powerful 7nm Kirin 980 processor will be clubbed with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. Furthermore, it confirms the smartphone will ship with the latest Android 9 Pie operating system out of the box.


Huawei recently launched its first smartphone with a punch hole display in China, dubbed Nova 4. Its sub-brand Honor, on the other hand, is set to launch the Honor V20 at an event in China on December 26. The Honor V20 will be similar to the Nova 4 in most areas, although there will be a few key differences as well. Ahead of the smartphone’s official unveiling in China next week, the handset has popped up on the Geekbench benchmark database.

Honor V20 Geekbench Listing Confirms Kirin 980 SoC, 8GB of RAM

The Honor V20 (PCT-AL10) listing on Geekbench confirms the upcoming smartphone will be powered by a 7nm Kirin 980 octa-core processor under the hood. Huawei Nova 4, on the other hand, runs on the now outdated Kirin 970 chipset instead. Honor V20 will be the brand’s second smartphone to run on the Kirin 980. Honor’s first smartphone to run on the Kirin 980 SoC, the Honor Magic 2 was released in China last month.

The Geekbench listing also tells us that the smartphone will come equipped with 8GB of RAM and run on the Android 9.0 Pie operating system at launch. As for the benchmark scores, Honor V20 scored an impressive 3,261 points in the single-core test and 9,792 points in the multi-core test. Both the scores are on par with what the Huawei Mate 20 Pro achieves in the same tests.

According to rumors, the Honor V20 will feature an identical 6.4-inch sized display with 1080 x 2310 pixels Full HD+ resolution. Housed within the tiny hole on the top left corner of the display will be a 25MP resolution selfie snapper. At the rear, Honor V20 is expected to sport a triple-camera setup with a 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 main sensor. Keeping the lights on will be a large 4000mAh capacity battery with 22.5W fast charging support. While the Honor V20 will debut in China on December 26, Honor will be unveiling the global variant of the smartphone at an event in Paris on January 22. The global variant will be dubbed Honor View 20 and will succeed the Honor View 10.

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