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Honor 20 Series Goes Official In India

As we updated yesterday, today the Chinese electronics Huawei’s sub-brand Honor has unveiled its latest Honor 20 series in the market of India, and this includes three devices – Honor 20, Honor 20 Pro, and Honor 20i. The devices will go on sale via India’s most favourite e-Commerce platform Flipkart. If you guys are unaware about the specification details of the device then let’s have a look at that along with the pricing of the Honor 20 series.

Specifications of Honor 20, Honor 20 Pro, and Honor 20i

Speaking about the Honor 20, it sports a 6.26 inch IPS LCD display with Full HD+ (2340×1080) resolution and 412 ppi. It has 19.5:9 aspect ratio, and the display protection is unknown. It comes with Kirin HiSilicon 980 octa core processor clocked at 2.6Ghz and is based on the 7nm process. Mali-G76 MP10 GPU is present for the graphic intensive tasks. It has 6GB of RAM along with 128GB of internal storage.

There’s a Quad Camera setup at the back of this device. The primary one is a 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor with f1.8 lens, 0.8µm pixel size, 4-Axis OIS, EIS, and PDAF. The secondary sensor is a 16MP wide-angle lens with an f/2.2 lens. The third is a 2MP Macro camera with an f/2.4 lens that can take images from 4cm/1.5 inches away, it will be useful to take closer macro shots. Finally, the fourth sensor is 2MP depth sensor with an f/2.4 lens. On the front, there’s a 32MP Punch Hole camera with f2.0 lens, 0.8µm pixel size, and EIS.

This device runs on Android 9.0 Pie out of the box with Magic 2.0 UI on top. It packs in a 3750mAh battery with 22.5W SuperCharge, which will charge the battery from 0 to 50% in 30 minutes. The fingerprint sensor is located at the right side of the device. It has a 9.1 surround sound which is claimed to give more cinematic experience to the audio. But the 3.5mm jack is absent here. For connectivity, it has 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth 5.0, infrared port, GPS, aptX HD, and Type-C port. Midnight Black, Icelandic White, and Sapphire Blue, are the colour options for this smartphone.

While the Pro variant i.e. Honor 20 Pro, it has better camera setup than regular Honor 20. It has the same 6.26-inch display as regular Honor 20 and also it comes with the same Kirin HiSilicon 980 processor. The storage is bumped up to 8GB RAM and 256GB internal storage.

Now coming to the camera, this one also houses quad camera setup at the back, but with different sensors. The primary sensor is the same 48MP Sony IMX586 but with never seen lens in any smartphone ever, f1.4 lens. So we can expect a lot brighter image in low light and more depth in bokeh shots. Instead of 2MP depth sensor in Honor 20, this one has an 8MP telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom, 5X hybrid zoom, and 30X digital zoom. This one has an f/2.4 lens and 4-Axis OIS. The 16MP wide-angle lens, 2MP Macro Camera, and 32MP front camera are the same on this one as well.

It packs in a bigger 4000mAh battery with same 22.5W SuperCharge technology. Phantom Black and Phantom Blue are the colour options for Honor 20 Pro. Rest other specs are the same as Honor 20.

Coming to the Honor 20i, it features a 6.21-inch full HD+ display with the 2340 X 1080 pixels resolution along with a 19:5:9 aspect ratio, and the smartphone also features a waterdrop notch on the top of the display. Under the hood, the smartphone is powered by the octa-core Kirin 710F SoC paired with the Mali G51MP4 GPU, and has 4GB of RAM along with 128GB of internal storage. The smartphone also comes with the GPU Turbo 2.0 feature and that will offer an enhanced gaming experience.

Talking about the camera section of the smartphone, the all new Honor 20i rocks a triple rear camera setup, and that’s in the combination of a 24-megapixel main camera with f/1.8 aperture, along with an 8-megapixel (f/2.4) ultra-wide camera and another 2-megapixel (f/2.4) depth sensor. On the front, there is a 32-megapixel (f/2.0) camera with support for HDR, portrait mode. The smartphone also supports fingerprint scanner and face unlock features along with the traditional security options.

For connectivity options, the smartphone supports 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, Qualcomm aptX HD audio, MicroUSB 2.0 port and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The smartphone runs on EMUI 9.0.1 based on Android Pie and its packed on 3,400 mAh battery. Unfortunately, the smartphone doesn’t support fast charging.

Pricing and availability of Honor 20 series devices

It is priced at ₹32,999, and the device will be available from June 25. While the Pro variant will have the price tag of ₹39,999 and the hasn’t announced the availability details. Lastly, the Honor 20i will cost you ₹14,999 and it will be available from June 18.

Opinion on Honor 20 series

The Honor 20, Honor 20 Pro, and Honor 20i are the first set of smartphones of Honor and its parent company Huawei after the ban. The company is struggling after being isolated in the tech industry, Google and other big names of the tech industry has stopped business with the Chinese company.

Google’s decision made it clear that the devices of the company will not get access to vital applications such as Gmail, Play Store, and more. That’s not all, Google will also stop pushing updates to future devices.

At this point of time, I wouldn’t recommend you to purchase the Honor 20 series devices because it’s just like throwing your hard earned money in the river. The smartphones future is in dark at least for now, the company is also not finding time for its users to make sure the future of the company.

If you guys want to purchase a flagship device then you can choose OnePlus 7 which is awesome and it is more affordable as well as powered by Snapdragon 855.

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