Two days after Google put the future of Huawei’s Android devices into doubt, its sub-brand Honor announced its flagship lineup for the year.
The HONOR 20 Series includes the HONOR 20, HONOR 20 Pro, and HONOR 20 Lite models.
HONOR 20 Series was unveiled at the global launch event in London on May 21. The launch invited users to “Capture Wonder” with its professional-grade camera and the visual effect of the Dynamic Holographic design – crafted through the seamless merge of artistic consideration and Triple 3D Mesh technology. It's a multi-dimensional, Dynamic Holographic glassback made in a two-staged process. The depth layer is created using a precise technique. It is embedded with millions of miniature prisms that resemble pieces of diamonds.
Upon completion of this intricate process, the designers combine it with two other surfaces: the first layer is the glass layer, while the second layer is coated in the hue of HONOR 20 colors (midnight black and sapphire blue for Honor 20 model, phantom Blue and phantom black for the 20 PRO)
The HONOR 20 Series boasts a 6.26" 2340 x 1080 all-view LCD with a 91.6% screen-to-body ratio paired with a 4.5mm in-screen camera.
The Honor 20 and Honor 20 Pro are featuring Huawei’s flagship Kirin 980 processor, quad rear cameras, and side-mounted fingerprint scanners. The Honor 20 Pro will retail for €599, while the Honor 20 will be slightly cheaper at €499 or £399 in the UK. Honor says that both of these devices will be “available soon.” The Honor 20 Lite will retail at €299.
There’s a main 48-megapixel f/1.4 camera with optical image stabilization, a 117-degree wide-angle 16-megapixel f/2.2 camera, and an 8-megapixel f/2.4 telephoto camera. It’s a similar setup to what you’ll find on the OnePlus 7 Pro or Samsung’s Galaxy S10. The non-Pro Honor 20 has a slightly different configuration, trading the telephoto camera for a 2-megapixel depth-sensing camera. It also doesn’t have any optical image stabilization on its main camera. Both phones have a fourth 2-megapixel f/2.4 macro camera on their backs and a 32-megapixel f/2.0 selfie camera in the 4.5mm hole-punch in their displays.
Thanks to the telephoto lens on the back of the phone, the Honor 20 Pro is capable of an optical zoom of 3x, a hybrid zoom of 5x, and it will digitally allow you to zoom in with a magnification of 30x.
Internally, the Honor 20 Pro is built on the same Kirin 980 processor as the Huawei P30 Pro, and it comes with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage (the Honor 20 drops these specs to 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage).
Both of Honor’s new handsets run on the company’s Magic UI.
The Pro model is equipped with a 4,000mAh battery, while the standard Honor 20 slims this down to 3,750mAh. In addition, both the 20 and the 20 Pro support fast-charging via their USB-C ports of up to 22.5W, which Honor claims can restore 50 percent of the phone’s charge in 30 minutes, but there’s no support for wireless charging here.Last but not least, basic features of the more affordable Horor 20 Lite include:
- 6.21-inch 2340*1080 FHD+ 19.5:9 screen, 90%+ screen-to-body ratio
- Kirin 710 Processor
- 4GB+128GB, up to 512GB via microSD
- 24MP AI Triple-Lens Rear Camera
- f/1.8 wide-aperture lens and Quadra CFA sensor
- 1.8um ISO emhancement
- 17mm ultra wide-angle lens 120°
- AI multi-scene recognition
- Super Slow-Motion Video
- Super Night Shoot
- 32MP Beauty Selfie
- GPU Turbo 2.0
- Dual 4G SIM
- AI Elevator Mode intelligently recognizes whether you have entered or exited an elevator, recovering your 4G signal within seconds.
- Dual VoLTE
- EMUI 9.0