Earlier this year the South Korean website ETNews reported Honor’s parent company Huawei had developed a smartphone display with a small hole for the camera lens.
Honor teased a smartphone announcement set for the end of January 2019, where the image shows a phone with a small screen cutout offset to the left. This phone is almost certainly the Honor View 20. And now the smartphone has passed the TENNA certification. According to the listing, the Honor View 20 will feature a 3 rear camera setup similar to the recently launched Huawei Mate 20 series phones. However, the camera specs are slightly different; the Tri-lens setup houses 20MP + 16MP + 2MP sensors, on the front side there is a 25MP selfie shooter with a 6.4-inch FHD+ (2310 x 1080) TFT display.
We can also see a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor which means there will be no in-display fingerprint reader. As expected the smartphone is powered by Kirin 980 7nm SOC with 6/8GB of LPDDR4X RAM. There is a 3650mAh battery to fuel the smartphone; it is also rumored that the phone will be bundled with Huawei’s 40W SuperCharge technology.
- 6.4-inch FHD+ (2310 x 1080) TFT display
- Huawei HilSilicon Kirin 980 processor
- 6GB or 8GB RAM LPDDR4X
- 64GB, 128GB or 256GB non-expandable storage
- Tri-lens 20MP + 16MP + 2MP main camera
- 25MP front camera
- 3650mAh battery
- Android 9 Pie
The Honor View 10 debuted in the U.S. priced at $500 and came to India priced at INR 29,999. In the UK and the rest of Europe, the View 10 launched at £450 and €500, but as there is a trend of expensive flagship phones, the Honor View 20 may price higher than expected. According to a Weibo post, the smartphone will be priced around $599 in the U.S. The smartphone will launch on 22 January 2019 in Paris, France.