Honor View 20 – World’s First Punch-hole Display Phone

Huawei’s sub-brand Honor is going to welcoming the Indian smartphone market firstly in 2019 with a flagship-grade model named Honor View 20.




Honor unveiled this flagship in China on December 26 last year, where the global launch will be held in Paris on January 22.

In 2018, where we saw the trend of notch display smartphones and some even tried to go bezel-less by using the sliding and motorized roller mechanism for the front-facing camera.

Now, when all debates revolving around the punch hole display design and Samsung has been already teased that its S10 line up will come with this design but the View 20 is one step ahead. As this is going to be the first smartphone in the Indian market with punch hole display.

Though it has been already unveiled in China, so we have some more information on this flagship smartphone.

Let’s come and check out.

Body design: bye bye notch, hello punch hole

The front of Honor view 20 brings an edge-to-edge display with minimalist bezels around the screen.

The notch has gone and the punch hole design is here to support the front-facing camera.

If you take a closer look on the screen, you can see a small cut-out between the top bezel and the glass panel, where the earpiece and ambient light sensor are relocated.

The honor View 20 has a 6.4 inch full HD Plus OLED display which will give you the experience of full-view. There is a small chin down below but that’s doesn’t matter.

On the right side of the phone, there is volume rocker and power button positioned correctly so that they will be comfortably reachable for most of the users.

At the bottom, there is a single speaker grill for fire out sound at a decent volume. On the top, there is the most loved headphone jack, which will be a great advantage over the competition.

On the back honor used the nanolithography technology to create a new visual design in the shape of ‘V’ whenever you tilt the phone forward and back into the light.

Display

The 6.4-inch display of honor View 20 (Honor V20 – In China) comes with a 19:9 screen ratio with resolution 1080×2310 pixels and 330ppi pixel density.

The small punch hole for front facing camera placed at the top left corner of the screen.

The camera module sits directly under the light guide plate (LGP) and uses a technique known as pixel transitioning normally used to allow light to penetrate through without a hole in the liquid crystal layer.

This was achieved by Honor by combining the hole within the layers of the LCD itself, rather than just like drilling space in the pixels and being done with it.

This designing improves the photo performance with the method due to less light bleed around the edge.

Honor’s Design Chief, David Yuan, told that “The company had done extensive research to figure out where users would prefer to see a hole in the display. By far the most unpopular option was in the exact middle, where it was most visible. Eventually, a hole in the top left corner was decided upon, because it would interfere least with full-screen games in landscape orientation.

Camera and Sensors

Camera section is the biggest highlight of Honor view 20 as it brings a 48MP primary camera of aperture f/1.8 and a secondary 3D lens.

Honor used its new TOF (Time OF Flight) in order to improve the 3D object recognition. Honor also used the Artificial Intelligence in its camera system, so that you will get perfect picture quality every time.

On the front, there is 25 MP selfie shooter of aperture f/2.0 fitted in the display hole for stunning selfies.

Apart from the rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, Honor view 20 has a proximity sensor, a compass sensor, Accelerometer, and gyroscope.

Processor And Performances

Honor View 20 will run the latest octa-core Kirin-980 flagship chipset. This Huawei’s 7-nm designed chipset ensures you to give better performance all the time.

The Mali-G76 MP10 GPU is there to provide you with better graphics performance so that you can enjoy games without any lag.

It also ships with dual NPU for advanced AI and machine learning techniques.

Software And Battery

This Honor View 20 is rolling over Android 9 Pie and EMUI 9. It has an impressive 4000mAh battery with the fast charging technology.

So, that you can enjoy games, movies for a long time without worrying about running out of charge.

RAM, Storage And Price

The view 20  is said to come in two variants 6GB + 64GB and 6GB + 128GB.

The 64GB variant expected to cost CNY 2,799 (approximately ₹28,400) while the 128GB variant may cost at CNY 3299 (approximately ₹33.500).

The View20 will be offered in two colors, Charm Blue and Midnight Black.

Honor View 20 Full Specification

Let’s the full specification of Honor View 20.

NETWORK Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
  CDMA 800 & TD-SCDMA
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 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)
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A
GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes
LAUNCH Announced 2018, December
Status Available. Released 2018, December
BODY 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)
Build Front glass, aluminum frame
SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
DISPLAY 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)
Protection Yes
PLATFORM OS Android 9.0 (Pie); Magic UI 2
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)
GPU Mali-G76 MP10
MEMORY Card slot No
Internal 256 GB, 8 GB RAM or 128 GB, 6/8 GB RAM
MAIN CAMERA Dual 48 MP, f/1.8, 1/2″, 0.8µm, PDAF
TOF 3D stereo camera
Features Panorama, HDR, LED flash
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps, 720p@960fps, (gyro-EIS)
SELFIE CAMERA Single 25 MP, f/2.0, 27mm
Features HDR
Video 1080p@30fps
SOUND Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
  – Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
COMMS 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, GALILEO, QZSS
NFC Yes
Infrared port Yes
Radio No
USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
FEATURES Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
  – Fast battery charging 5V/4.5A 22.5W (55% in 30 min)
BATTERY   Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery
MISC Colors Sea Blue, Phantom Blue, Red, Magic Night Black
Price About Rs 28,400

 

As per the report this flagship will be launched in India on January 29.

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