Honor 20, Pro with punch-hole camera make global debut

After weeks of teasing, Huawei's subsidiary Honor pulled the wraps off the new flagship Honor 20 series in London.

The new phones come in three variants-- Honor 20 Pro, Honor 20 and Honor 20 Lite.

The Honor 20 Pro, as the name suggests is the top-end model. It boasts punch-hole display form factor, wherein front-camera sits in the dedicated top left corner and the rest of the space is fully occupied by the functional screen, thus offering minimal obstruction for device owners to watch multimedia content. It comes with full HD+ resolution 3D curved display with 91.7-percent screen-to-body ratio.

On the back, it comes packed with quad-camera, one primary 48MP (with Sony IMX586 sensor), 16MP ultra-wide angle lens, 8MP telephoto sensor and a 2MP for macro shots. On the front, it houses 32MP snapper with 3D portrait lighting support.

Other stipulated features include Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 980 processor, 8GB RAM, 256GB storage, Android Pie-based Magic UI 2.0 and a 4,000mAh battery with SuperCharge capability. It costs €599 (approx. $669/Rs 46,586).

On the other hand, Honor 20 is a generic model. It comes with pretty much same design and internal hardware as the Pro version but varies in two aspects. It features a 2MP depth sensor instead of an 8MP telephoto lens and a smaller 3,700mAh cell. It costs €499 (around $557/Rs 38,808)

Whereas the Honor 20 Lite, it features 6.21 full HD+ screen, Kirin 710 octa-core chipset, 4GB RAM, 128GB storage, triple-camera (24MP+8MP+2MP), 32MP front shooter and a 3,400mAh battery. It costs €299 (approx. $334/Rs 23,254).

The product launch comes just days after Google extended Android support for Huawei devices for 90 days. Though both the companies have assured fans that the all the existing devices and those in stocks (including Honor 20 series) will continue to run Android, there is no official word, whether these devices will get security patches and Android updates after the 3 month period (August 19).

Reports have emerged that Huawei has developed its own mobile OS, which can be loaded to old and existing Android-powered devices and consumers still be able to use them normally as the previous time. If all goes as planned, the company is expected to bring Huawei OS this fall, September 2019 at the earliest.

Initially, Honor 20 series are expected to be released in Europe and Asia. In India, it is slated to release on June 11 and be available for purchase exclusively on Flipkart.

Key specifications of Honor 20 Pro:
Display: 6.26-inch full HD+ (2340x1080p) all-view display with pixel density of 412 ppi (pixels per inch)

OS: Android Pie-based Magic UI 2.1

Processor: Huawei's HiSilcon Kirin 980 (2.6GHz Cortex A76 x 2 + 1.92 GHz Cortex A76 x 2 + 1.8GHz Cortex A55 x 4) with 720 MHz ARM Mali-G76MP10 GPU

RAM+ Storage: 8GB RAM (LPDDR4X)+ 256GB (USFS 2.1)

Primary quadruple camera: 48MP with  1/2-inch Sony IMX586 sensor, F1.4 aperture, 4-axis Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS), Electronic Image Stabilisation (EIS), Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF), Laser auto focus + 117-degree 16MP Ultra Wide Angle lens with F2.2 aperture + 8MP telephoto lens with F2.4 aperture,  4-axis OIS, 3x loss-less optical zoom + 2MP F2.4 aperture camera for 4cm macro shot

Front camera: 32MP sensor with F2.0 aperture, 3D portrait lighting capabilities

Battery: 4000mAh with 22.5W SuperCharge support 

Security: Face unlock and side-mounted finger print sensor

Add-ons: dual-SIM slots, 4G-LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi (802.11 ac; dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz), GPS/GLONASS, USB Type C, virtual 9.1 surround sound, dual microphones, Huawei Histen 6.0

Dimensions & weight: 154.6 x 73.97 x 8.44mm & 182g

Colours: Phantom Blue and Phantom Black

Key specifications of Honor 20:
Display: 6.26-inch full HD+ (2340x1080p) all-view display with pixel density of 412 ppi (pixels per inch)

OS: Android Pie-based Magic UI 2.1

Processor: Huawei's HiSilcon Kirin 980 (2.6GHz Cortex A76 x 2 + 1.92 GHz Cortex A76 x 2 + 1.8GHz Cortex A55 x 4) with 720 MHz ARM Mali-G76MP10 GPU

RAM+ Storage: 6GB RAM (LPDDR4X)+ 128GB (USFS 2.1)

Primary camera: 48MP with 1/2-inch Sony IMX586 sensor, F1.8 aperture, Artificial Image Stabilisation (AIS)+ 117-degree 16MP Ultra Wide Angle lens +  2MP F2.4 aperture for 4cm macro + 2MP F2.4 aperture camera for depth sensing

Front camera: 32MP sensor with F2.0 aperture, 3D portrait lighting capabilities

Battery: 3700mAh with 22.5W SuperCharge support 

Security: Face unlock and side-mounted finger print sensor

Add-ons: dual-SIM slots, 4G-LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi (802.11 ac; dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz), GPS/GLONASS, USB Type C, virtual 9.1 surround sound, dual microphones, Huawei Histen 6.0

Colours: Midnight Blue & Sapphire Blue

Dimensions & Weight: 154.25 x 73.97 x 7.87mm and 178g

Key specifications of Honor 20 Lite:
Display: 6.21-inch full HD+ (2340x1080p) LCD display

OS: Android Pie-based Magic UI 2.0

Processor: Huawei's HiSilicon Kirin 710 Octa-core (2.2GHz Cortex A73 x 4 + 1.7GHz Cortex A53 x 4)

RAM+Storage: 4GB RAM + 128GB storage (expandable up to 512GB)

Main camera: 24MP primary + 8MP + 2MP depth sensor

Front camera: 32MP sensor

Battery: 3,400mAh; standby time: 633 hours and talk time: 22 hours; charging time: 2.5 hours

Security: Face unlock and fingerprint sensor

Add-ons: 4G-LTE, dual SIM slots, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, NFC (Near Field Communication)

Colours: Phantom Red and Blue

Dimensions & weight: 154.8 x 73.64x 7.95 mm & 164g

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