Honor 20 and Honor 20 Pro launched; Everything you need to know

In the middle of chaos caused by the Android ban, Huawei’s sub-group, Honor has released its much-awaited Honor 20 and Honor 20 Pro smartphones. Just like the earlier reports suggested, both devices come with a quad camera setup making it the most affordable camera phone that sports four lenses at the back.

The two smartphones share some similar specs but the main difference lies in the camera. We already know everything about the previously unveiled Honor 20 Lite and now let’s dive deeper to see what is Honor offering us in its new premium smartphones.

Design & Display

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Honor 20 Pro design
Dynamic Holographic glass back of Honor 20 Pro (Image Source: T3)

Both smartphones come with a flashy design and feature 6.26 inches of punch-hole display with 1080 x 2340 pixels of screen resolution. The Pro variant boasts what the company is calling a  “Dynamic Holographic” glass back, giving a 3D effect to the users.

Sadly, neither devices offer a headphone jack and the fingerprint sensor is stacked on the side which is probably to preserve the beauty of the smartphone’s back design.

Honor 20 Pro fingerprint sensor
Side stacked fingerprint sensor (Image Source: T3)

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It is interesting to see the power button and the fingerprint sensor to comprise a side notch which can unlock the device.

Hardware

Honor 20 and Honor 20 Pro are both powered by the latest Kirin 980 chipset and run on Magic UI 2.1 based on Android Pie. The Pro variant comes with 8GB RAM and 256GB of internal storage while the standard model has a 6GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage.

They also come with GPU Turbo 3.0 software which promises a smooth gaming experience for the most popular games out there. Honor 10 was one of the best gaming phones of 2018 and we can expect the new Honor devices to deliver the same or even better performance.

Honor 20 Pro packs a 4000mAh battery and Honor 20 provides power through a 3750mAh battery. Both phones come with 22.5W SuperCharge feature which according to the company can provide 50% charge in just 24 minutes.

Cameras

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Honor 20 Pro cameras
The quad camera setup on the Pro variant (Image Source: Android Pit)

While both phones share the quad camera setup, the lenses on each device are different. Honor 20 Pro features 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor (1/2”, 0.8µm pixels) which comes with OIS, EIS and f/1.4 aperture which allows 60% more light than f/1.8 aperture.

It also has an 8MP telephoto lens with OIS which is capable of providing 3x optical, 5x hybrid zoom and 30x digital zoom. For the first time ever in a smartphone, we get a dedicated macro camera with a 2MP sensor that can take pictures of an object just 4cm away. Lastly, there is a 16MP ultra wide-angle lens which comes with 117 degrees field of view.

In standard Honor 20 devices, we get a 48MP Sony sensor but with f/1.8 aperture and no OIS. The @MP macro camera and 16MP ultra wide lens are the same as the Pro variant but the telephoto camera has been replaced with a 2MP depth sensor.

Availability and Pricing

The company has not announced the launch date of the phone but we can expect it to be released in July for the consumers. Honor 20 Pro will be available for €599 while the Honor 20 will be priced at €499 euros. We are still waiting to hear more about the phone’s availability in Pakistan.

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