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Honor 20 Pro & Honor 20 Launched! Comes with 48MP Quad Cameras, Kirin 980 & Android (yes, it is)!

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Honor today launched its Honor 20 series of smartphones at an event in London. The event first saw the launch of the Honor 20 Pro and the Honor 20 after that. The Honor 20 Lite has already been announced in Malaysia and UK.

The Honor 20 Pro and the Honor 20 are quite similar in terms of looks. Usually with smartphones, the Pro variant comes with a bigger display. But both the models feature a 6.26 inch “All-View” IPS LCD display with a 4.5 mm punch hole in the top left corner. The company claims the hole punch to be the smallest resulting in a screen-to-body ratio of 91.6%.

Coming to the back of the smartphone, the Honor 20 series comes with a “Dynamic Holographic Design” that employs a two-stage process to create a 3D curved glass back with a “depth-inducing” optical effect. Both the smartphones have quad camera setup on the rear, though the Pro has slightly better hardware. Instead of introducing a rear fingerprint sensor or an under-display one, Honor went for a side mounted fingerprint sensor which is more practical.

The Honor 20 Pro has a combination of 48MP primary camera, 16MP Super-Wide angle, 8MP telephoto, and a 2MP macro lens. On the other hand the Honor 20 sports a 48MP primary camera, 16MP Super-Wide angle, 2MP depth sensor, and a 2MP macro lens. The Pro variant’s 48MP camera has a wider f/1.4 aperture and OIS. On the front, the devices offer a 32MP camera with f/2.0 aperture. Honor’s “AIS Super Night Mode” also makes a return for low-light photography. Additionally, there is a 30X digital zoom and a handheld “moon shot” on the Pro.

Under the hood, the Honor 20 Pro and the Honor 20 is powered by the latest 7nm HiSilicon Kirin 980 chipset paired with 8GB LPDDR4X RAM and 256GB internal storage (UFS 2.1) with no expandable memory. They run on Magic UI 2.1 based on Android 9 Pie with upgraded GPU Turbo 3.0. Despite the ban on Huawei for using Android, Honor has launched the phone with Android based Magic UI.

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The company has also partnered with Epic games to allow Fortnite at 60fps. The Pro variant has a slightly bigger battery at 4,000 mAh while the standard variant comes with a 3,750 mAh one. They both support 22.5W SuperCharge 1.0. There is also support for “Virtual 9.1 Surround Sound” and “AI frequency compensation’ to reduce earphone irritation and fatigue.

The Honor 20 pricing starts at 499 Euros (Rs 38,500 approx) for the 6/128GB variant while the Pro variant with 8/256GB variant will cost 599 Euros (Rs 46,500 approx). It will be available in 4 color options: Midnight Black and Safari Blue for the base model and Phantom Blue and Phantom Black for the higher-end model. In India, the company has joined hands with Flipkart for the sale of smartphones.

Honor 20 Pro specifications

  • 6.26 inch “All-View” IPS LCD display
  • HiSilicon Kirin 980
  • 8GB RAM
  • 256GB internal storage
  • 48MP + 16MP + 8MP + 2MP rear
  • 32MP front
  • Magic UI 2.1 based on Android 9 Pie
  • 4,000 mAh battery with 22.5W SuperCharge 1.0

Honor 20 specifications

  • 6.26 inch “All-View” IPS LCD display
  • HiSilicon Kirin 980
  • 6GB RAM
  • 128GB internal storage
  • 48MP + 16MP + 2MP + 2MP rear
  • 32MP front
  • Magic UI 2.1 based on Android 9 Pie
  • 3,750 mAh battery 22.5W SuperCharge 1.0
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