Honor V20 (View 20) goes official with a punch hole display and 48MP camera

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The Honor V20 aka the View 20 is now official and will be Honor’s first flagship for 2019. Furthermore, the smartphone’s global launch will take place in an event in Paris on January 22.

The new flagship form Honor comes packed with a 6.4″ FHD LCD display. It’s has a tall 19.25:9 aspect ratio display which features a hole cut out for the front camera. It is a single 25MP f/2.0 shooter capable of video recordings of up to 1080p@30fps. Although the hole is just 4.5mm in size and is pretty non-invasive, according to the company.

It also gets a 48MP Sony IMX586 camera aided by a 3D ToF sensor at the back. It’s a 1/2-inch CMOS sensor with Quad-Bayer array enabling pixel binning for 12MP HDR night shots.

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The 3D ToF sensor, on the other hand, helps with 3D body shaping for that perfect full-height pictures. It also has Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) and Super Night View mode too.

Processor wise, its equipped with the latest Kirin 980 SoC paired with 6GB/8GB of RAM and 128GB storage. If you want 256GB of storage you are stuck with 8GB of RAM.

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Even though it is a flagship you don’t get an in-display fingerprint sensor. A traditional fingerprint sensor is present at the back, complemented by a cool V or N shaped gradient.

The smartphone packs a 4,000mAh battery with 22.5W SuperCharge support. The charging is rated at 4.5V/5A that should charge the device from nil to 55% in just 30 minutes.

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Other features include GPU Turbo 2.0, dual-frequency GPS positing and a triple Wi-Fi antenna. It also supports Huawei’s desktop mode which enables the device to be used as a desktop replacement. The Honor V20 comes with EMUI on top of Android as usual.

Pricing & availability of Honor V20

The base variant with 6GB of RAM and 128GB storage is priced at CNY 2,999 or $435. Bumping up the RAM to 8GB will further hike up the price to CNY 3,499 or $510. Finally, the one with 8GB of RAM and 256GB storage, also know as the Moschino version carries a price tag of CNY 3,999 or $580. This one does not come with the fancy back panel.

The smartphone will be available in three colors, Red, Blue and Black. Sales will begin on December 28 in China while the international availability will be announced on January 22.