Honor finally launched its View 20 smartphone for global markets at an event in Paris yesterday. The highlights of the flagship are a 6.4-inch Full HD+ display with a 4.5mm cut out for the front camera, Kirin 980 7nm processor with up to 8GB RAM, 48MP rear camera with a 3D camera and a 4000mAh battery with fast charging support.

The new Honor View 20 was first introduced as V20 in China last month. Following its global launch in Paris, the View 20 will be introduced India on January 29. The phone is currently up for pre-orders on Honor India online store and on Amazon India as well. Customers who pre-book it by paying Rs 1,000 will get Honor Bluetooth earphones worth Rs 2,999.

Honor View 20 Specifications

The Honor View 20 sports a 6.4-inch FHD+ (1080 x 2310 pixels) LCD IPS panel with 91.82% screen-to-body ratio. There are minimum bezels on each side and the full view display has a hole in it for the selfie camera. On the back, it has a V-shaped texture on the glass panel and a metal frame around it. It has a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor.

Under the hood, the device is powered by Kirin 980 7nm processor. It also comes with GPU Turbo 2.0 and liquid cooling for better gaming performance. Memory wise, it packs up to 8GB LPDDR4x RAM and up to 256GB storage. The smartphone runs Android 9.0 Pie with Magic UI 2.0 on top.

The Dual SIM phone has Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth 5 LE, GPS (L1 + L5 dual band), NFC, USB Type-C, and 3.5mm audio jack as connectivity options. It packs a 4000mAh battery with 22.5W fast charging support.

In the camera department, it sports a 48MP rear camera with f/1.8 aperture, Sony IMX586 1/2-type sensor that uses 4-in-1 light fusion to result in better images at 12MP resolution. There is a secondary TOF 3D camera at the back that lets you play games using 3D gesture recognition. It has a 25MP selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture.

Price, availability

The Honor View 20 price starts at €569 (Rs. 46,070 approx.) for the 6GB/128GB version. There is a MOSCHINO Edition in collaboration with the Italian fashion brand that comes with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage and is priced at €649 (Rs. 52,550 approx.). The regular variant comes in Midnight Black and Sapphire Blue colors while MOSCHINO Edition comes in Phantom Blue and Phantom Red colors.

We will have to wait till January 29 to know the India price. It will be available globally in 18 countries starting from January 23.

You can also read our first impressions of the phone.

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