Honor has confirmed that it will be launching the Honor V20 in China on 26th December, making it the first smartphone from the Chinese manufacturer to feature an in-display front-facing camera.
Next month, on 22nd January, Honor has scheduled a launch event in Paris, France where it will unveil the Honor View 20, which is the global variant of the upcoming Honor V20.
In the latest development, a report suggests that the Honor View 20 will be launched in India next month, i.e. January 2019, soon after the phone is unveiled globally on 22nd January. Thus, it’s highly possible that the phone will be launched in India in the last week of January and could go on sale from early February.
Earlier this year, in July, Sony announced its new Sony IMX586 48-megapixel camera sensor and now Honor has already confirmed that the first phone to feature it will be the upcoming Honor View 20. The company has also shared the first camera samples to reveal the photography prowess of the 48-megapixel camera sensor in all kinds of lighting environments.
The Sony IMX587 CMOS sensor offers a large pixel size of 0.8micron. Moreover, the Quad Bayer technology that stacks four adjacent 2×2 pixels into the same color. It will users to capture photos without noise in dim light conditions. The first camera samples show that the Honor V20 will be capable of capturing DSLR like photos on a smartphone.
In terms of specifications, the upcoming flagship smartphone will come with a 6.4-inch display with an in-display camera hole of 4.5mm diameter for a 24-megapixel front-facing camera in the top-left corner. Rumors indicate that the phone will also be equipped with a ToF 3D sensor for creating accurate 3D models for Augmented Reality (AR).
It is powered by the company’s own HiSilicon Kirin 980 octa-core processor, manufactured using the 7nm process. The company has also confirmed that the phone will be equipped with Link Turbo technology which combines Wi-Fi and LTE to work together for faster and uninterrupted connectivity.
While the phone’s battery capacity is not yet known, it has been confirmed that the phone will carry support for 22.5W fast charging technology. The Honor V20 is expected to arrive in China with a starting price of 2,799 Yuan, roughly $406. Chinese retailer JD.com has already started registrations ahead of the official launch.