It’s been 5 months since the Honor View 20 was launched, and the Huawei parallel brand is ready to take that to the next level with the Honor 20-series. The N-series has always stood for interesting approaches to design and cameras, and this time it’s no different.
The Honor 20-series consists of the Honor 20 Pro, the Honor 20 and the Honor 20 Lite for consumers with varying budgets.
Honor 20 Pro
The new flagship takes a few design cues from the Huawei P30 Pro while adding its own twist to it. This is evident with the new Dynamic Holographic back which looks like multiple layers of glass with slightly different colours. Colour variants include Phantom Black, Phantom Blue, Midnight Black or Sapphire Blue. The back is also curved along the sides for better handling.
On the front, we get a relatively small 6.2-inch display with a punch-hole notch on the top-left corner. Honor claims that this is the in-screen camera with a diameter of just 4.5mm. Surrounding it is the Full HD+ LCD panel. The fingerprint scanner is also on the right side, embedded in the power button.
Internally, it is powered by their HiSilicon 980 chipset with 6GB or 8GB of RAM. Gamers will be glad to know that GPU Turbo 3.0 is also present on the smartphone which allows some of the most famous game titles to perform better. The entire package will be kept running by a 4,000 mAh battery, with support for 18W fast charging.
The most interesting bit is the camera. The Honor 20 Pro has a quad camera array consisting of a 48-megapixel primary sensor with a crazy f/1.4 lens and 4-axis image stabilisation, a 16-megapixel ultrawide sensor with a 117-degree field-of-view, an 8-megapixel telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom, along with OIS and a new 2-megapixel macro lens with a minimum focusing distance of just 4 cms! Staples like laser autofocus with Honor’s signature AI Ultra Clarity mode, Super Night shot, Moon shot and others are all included here.
The Honor 20 Pro is priced at 599 euros (approximately INR 46,000) for the 256GB +8GB variant.
The Honor 20 retains a lot of what the Pro brings but switches out a few of the extreme features to keep the price low. The primary camera gets a more conventional f/1.8 lens instead of the f/1.4 camera and does away with the telephoto and the ultrawide camera for a 2-megapixel depth sensor.
The other design elements are similar with a glass back, curved edges and a side-mounted fingerprint scanner and a punch-hole display. The battery gets a slight step down to 3,750 mAh but retains support for fast charging.
Honor 20 Lite
There’s a third younger sibling that brings the same high-end design and cameras to the budget segment. It switches out the Kirin 980 for a mid-range chipset. It looks similar in terms of the back, but the material of choice is polycarbonate instead of glass. The camera package gets shuffled once again with a primary 24-megapixel sensor, an 8-megapixel ultrawide sensor and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. The Honor 20 Lite also opts for a microUSB port as opposed to the type-C connector on the Honor 20 and 20 Pro.
All three phones will be launching in India on June 11, and Tecground India will be covering the event live. Seems like a great competitor in the affordable flagship category.