After we saw the teaser during this early December 2018, the Huawei Honor View 20 is now officially announced. The new phone was announced as Honor V20 in China, while we are expecting the global version to be launched in an event coming up in Paris on January 22nd 2019. While you await the global launch (if you are not in China), you can get yourself acquainted with the Huawei Honor View 20 full specification, features, price and availability.
Huawei Honor View 20 Features
The Huawei Honor View 20 comes with an in-screen punch-hole selfie camera, and a 48MP Sony IMX586 back camera that is joined by a 3D ToF sensor at the rear panel. The phone will be Huawei’s first flagship in 2019.
The Huawei Honor View 20 also feature a 6.4 inches LCD display of 1080p resolution and an unusually tall aspect ratio of 19.25:9. The chipset of course is Kirin 980, which is paired with either a 6GB RAM or 8GB RAM. The internal storage options are two as well; 128GB and 256GB. The phone coming with an LCD panel means it lacks UD fingerprint scanner – There is a conventional one at the back instead.
Looking at the camera department of the Huawei Honor View 20, the front panel houses the 25MP selfie shooter. At the back, you will find a 48MP snapper with a huge size – 1/2-inch CMOS sensor (0.8 µm/pixel) with Quad-Bayer array that allows pixel binning for HDR 12 MP night shots. The 3D ToF sensor along with the Kirin 980 chipset enable 3D body shaping, so you can look perfect in your full-height pictures.
Huawei Honor View 20 (View 20) comes with EMUI and brings all the neat well-known Huawei features like Super Night View mode – hand-held long exposure shots. There is also EIS and GPU Turbo 2.0 comes out of the box.
The phone also supports Huawei’s desktop mode so it can also be used as a desktop PC replacements when connected to a monitor, keyboard and a mouse. It supports dual-frequency GPS positioning as well as a triple Wi-Fi antenna.
The battery of the Huawei Honor View 20 is also amazing. It is a 4000mAh battery that comes with 22.5W Super Charge support – 4.5V/5A. This should fill the battery up to 55% in just 30 minutes of charge, or to 100% one and half hour charge, since this is how the Huawei Mate 20 performed with the same power setup.
Huawei Honor View 20 Specification
|Technology||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
|2G bands||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2|
|3G bands||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100|
|4G bands||LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 6(900), 8(900), 19(800), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)|
|Status||Available. Released 2018, December|
|Dimensions||156.9 x 75.4 x 8.1 mm (6.18 x 2.97 x 0.32 in)|
|Weight||180 g (6.35 oz)|
|SIM||Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Type||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||6.4 inches, 101.4 cm2 (~85.7% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1080 x 2310 pixels (~398 ppi density)|
|Magic UI 2.0|
|OS||Android 9.0 (Pie)|
|Chipset||HiSilicon Kirin 980 (7 nm)|
|CPU||Octa-core (2×2.6 GHz Cortex-A76 & 2×1.92 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)|
|Card slot||up to 256GB (dedicated slot)|
|Internal||128 GB, 6/8 GB RAM or 256 GB, 8 GB RAM|
48 MP, 1/2″, 0.8µm, PDAF|
TOF 3D stereo camera
|Features||Panorama, HDR, LED flash|
|Single||25 MP, f/2.0|
|Alert types||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, aptX HD, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS|
|USB||3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM|
– Fast battery charging 5V/4.5A 22.5W|
– DivX/XviD/MP4/H.265 player
– MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV/Flac player
– Document editor
– Photo/video editor
|Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery|
|Colors||Sea Blue, Red, Magic Night Black|
|Price||About 380 EUR|
Huawei Honor View 20 Price and Availability
The Huawei Honor View 20 price comes differently with respect to the memory configurations. The 6GB RAM + 128GB storage version price starts at CNY2,999 in China, which is roughly $435 in the United States of America. The 8GB RAM + 128GB storage version costs CNY3,499 in China, approximately $510 in the US. The Huawei Honor View 20 Moschino version comes with 6GB RAM + 256GB storage and it is priced at CNY3,999 in China, approximately $580 in the United States of America, but it lacks the fancy black panel.
The Honor View 20 sales in China will commence from December 28th 2018, while the international availability and pricing will be revealed on January 22nd 2019 in Paris.