Huawei’s sub-brand Honor has announced a new device in its flagship View series dubbed as the Honor View20. It is the successor to View 10. The View20 is the first device to feature an in-display cutout for the selfie camera.
The Honor View 20 features a new ‘All-View’ display with razor-thin bezels. There is a small in-display camera hole located at the top left corner, which features a diameter of 4.5mm. Notably, the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus is also expected to feature a display hole to accomodate dual selfie cameras.
In terms of optics, the Honor View20 will feature a 48MP rear camera – the highest megapixel count on a smartphone camera to date. The Nokia 808 Pureview featured a 41MP sensor back in 2012, with the Huawei P20 Pro coming close with a 40MP sensor.
The camera on the View20 makes use of Sony IMX586 CMOS sensors. The device uses a technology called pixel-binning to merge four pixels that produce better 12MP images in low light conditions with less noise. Earlier, Xiaomi had also claimed that it planned to launch a smartphone with a 48MP camera in January.
Under the hood, the View20 will be powered by the latest Kirin 980 chipset. The proprietary chipset is based on the 7nm process and features a dual NPU (Neural processing unit) and dual-ISP (image signal unit) that offers multi-frame image processing. It is also capable of shooting AI HDR pictures with superior photo quality and clarity. The View20 will also feature Link Turbo, that combines Wi-Fi and 4G data for faster download speeds.
This is everything that Honor has confirmed about its upcoming flagship. The View20 is slated to release globally in Paris on January 20th, where the brand will reveal more information about the specifications and price.