Honor 20 and Honor 20 Pro officially launched with quad cameras and a Kirin 980


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Honor, Huawei’s sub-brand, is stepping up its camera game with the launch of the Honor 20 and Honor 20 Pro. Both phones have a dedicated macro lens, and the Pro model in particular, has the brightest aperture on a phone on its main camera.

Both phones feature 9.1 surround-sound virtualization, promising a cinema-like audio experience. Although both phones don’t feature a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Honor 20 Pro

The Honor 20 Pro has a quad camera setup in the rear with a 48MP main camera with f/1.4 aperture. The camera also has both optical and electronic image stabilization.

honor 20 pro camera

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The Honor 20 Pro has an 8MP telephoto lens with 3x optical and 5x hybrid zoom, with digital zoom going as high up as 30x. The telephoto lens also has OIS which helps when shooting objects from a distance or low-light portraits. For close up subjects, it has a dedicated 2MP macro camera with f/2.4 aperture.

The fourth and final lens is a 16MP ultra wide-angle shooter with a 117-degree field of view.

In its 6.26-inch punch hole display is a 32MP selfie camera. The display is an LCD panel with 1080p+ resolution and a 19.5:9 aspect ratio.

honor 20 side

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The device supports facial recognition and fingerprint unlock through a scanner mounted on its side.

Under the hood, the Honor 20 Pro has a flagship Kirin 980 chipset paired with 8GB RAM and 256GB of storage. The phone features a graphene cooling sheet which has a thermal conductivity that’s 1.5x better than copper.

The phone packs a 4000mAh battery with SuperCharge support, which allows it to be charged from 0% to 50% in 30 minutes. It features AIS Super Night Mode to deliver high-quality images even in low light and AI Ultra Clarity Mode for day time.

honor 20 pro purple 1

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Honor 20

While the base Honor 20 unit looks similar to the Pro, its 48MP main sensor has f/1.8 aperture and lacks optical stabilization. It shares the 2MP macro lens and the 16MP ultra wide-angle cameras but a depth sensor replaces the telephoto lens.

Midnight Black Honor 20

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It has the same 6.26-inch 1080p+ LCD display with a 32MP selfie camera tucked away in its punch hole and the fingerprint scanner found on the side.

The Honor 20 also shares the same Kirin 980 chipset minus the graphene sheet. While it has a smaller RAM and internal storage combination, this time being 6GB RAM and 128GB of storage.

Sapphire Blue Honor 20

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Some further differences between the two versions – the Honor 20 is slimmer at 7.87mm with the Pro at 8.44mm and the base version has a smaller battery at 3750mAh. It does support 22.5W SuperCharge.

The Honor 20 Pro is coming soon for EUR 600 (PhP35,167.97). While the Honor 20 will be available for EUR 500 in Europe (PHP 29,275.25) and GBP 400 (PHP 26,525.76) in the UK.


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