By now, users of Huawei’s and Honor’s products must be panicking because of the Android ban pulled by Google on the demand of the U.S. government. It sad that it has to come to this. All this trade war bullshit is getting out of hand. But for Huawei and its sub brand, Honor, it is business as usual. Honor has went ahead to launch its 20 Series in London.
The series include Honor 20 Lite, Honor 20, and Honor 20 Pro. The highlights here is the Dynamic Holographic Design (you know, the swanky color-changing design?) and of course, the flagship 48 MP AI quad camera which has earned a DxOMark score of 111. The flagship quad camera uses a Sony IMX586 48 MP main camera, featuring “advanced AI Ultra Clarity mode” and “AIS Super Night mode,” a 16 MP Super Wide Angle Camera, 8 MP Telephoto Camera and a 2 MP Macro Camera.
It may sound like P30 Pro all over again, it is actually not because, it lacks of the periscope zoom that would allow its “moon pulling” 10x zoom capability. On the subject of zoom, it gets the now-rudimentary 3x lossless optical zoom, 5x hybrid zoom and 30x digital zoom. But it does have Optical Image Stabilization that also works with the 2 MP macro camera which allows macro photography as close as 4 centimeters (1.57 inches).
The quad camera is available to both Honor 20 Pro and Honor 20, but the 20 Lite will have to make do with a triple camera setup comprises of a 24 MP, an 8 MP and 2 MP depth sensing camera.
Other details include Huawei HiSilicon 7 nm Kirin 980 AI chipset with dual-NPU and dual-ISP, up to 8 GB RAM, up to 256 GB storage, a 6.26-inch all-view FHD+ (2,340 x 1,080 pixels) display, a 32 MP “hole punch” selfie camera, 4K UHD videoing (rear cameras), electronic image stabilization (rear cameras), GPU Turbo 3.0, virtual 9.1 surround sound powered by Histen 6.0, physical fingerprint sensor the right edge, and up to 4,000 mAh with support for SuperCharge to will get it to 50 percent charge in 30 minutes.
Lite is also different in several aspects. It gets the lesser Kirin 710 Chipset with just 4 GB RAM and 128 GB storage, a 3,400 mAh battery and a physical fingerprint located on the back.
The Honor 20 Pro will be available soon for £549.99, while Honor 20 and Honor 20 Lite will retail for £399.99 and £249, respectively. Apparently, these devices will be getting Android Pie. Though Honor did not even mention the OS throughout the presentation.