With the Honor 20 Pro, the new flagship of Huawei’s subsidiary was introduced today, and has many parallels to the Huawei P30.

Hole-Punch display

The Honor 20 Pro and the Honor 20 are equipped with a 6.26 inch screen that resolves to 2,340 x 1,080 pixels. It comes thus to a pixel density of 412 pixels per inch. As with the Honor View 20, the manufacturer relies on a hole-punch camera, which eliminates a notch and achieves a screen ratio of 91.7 percent.

The new Honor 20 series was officially unveiled today and comprises a total of three models.

The resolution of the camera is 32 megapixels and offers functions such as a 3D exposure mode. Video recording is possible with the selfie camera in 1,080p. The fingerprint sensor is not integrated in the display, but on the side of the frame.

Camera with four lenses and macro function

On the back is the main camera, which consists of four lenses. The main sensor is the Sony IMX586 with a resolution of 48 megapixels. Four pixels can be merged into one by light fusion to achieve a high light output. The second camera resolves with 16 megapixels and is used for wide angle shooting with a field of view of 117°.

On the screen, a hole is punched out for the selfie camera, which dissolves with 32 megapixels.

In the third camera, the normal and the Pro version differ. The Pro model features an 8 megapixel telephoto camera with triple optical zoom. In the normal model, however, a 2-megapixel camera is used to determine depth information, for example, to create a bokeh effect in portraits.

The fourth lens also conceals a 2-megapixel sensor designed for macro shooting from a distance of 4 centimeters. Video recording is possible in Ultra HD resolution and is stabilized by electronic image stabilization. Only the Pro model has an optical 4-axis image stabilizer for the main and telecamera.

Equipped with Huawei’s fastest SoC

The Honor 20 uses the currently strongest processor of the parent brand Huawei, the Kirin 980 with eight computing cores, two of which clock with a maximum of 2.6 gigahertz. Memory is 6 gigabytes, and 128 gigabytes are available for apps and files. For the Pro model, it’s 8 gigabytes of RAM and 256 GB of flash memory. The battery has a capacity of 3,750 mAh or 4,000 mAh and can be charged half in 30 minutes with the normal version via Honor Supercharge with 22.5 watts in 30 minutes.

Honor sets again on eye-catching colors that shimmer slightly differently depending on the light.

One question is still unresolved: which operating system will the Honor 20 be delivered with? Originally, Android 9 was intended. However, after Google revoked Huawei’s license for Android, it is still uncertain whether the smartphone will be traded on Google’s mobile operating system. Currently, only the Magic UI 2.1.0 (compatible with Android 9) is mentioned in the data sheets.

Glass back with eye-catching colours

The Honor 20 will be available in Midnight Black and Sapphire Blue. The Pro version is available in phantom black and phantom blue. The design of the back is again very eye-catching and shows different colors depending on the light, as we already know it from other Honor and Huawei smartphones.


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