Honor View 20 Delivers Display Hole Selfie Camera, 48MP Rear Shooter And Kirin 980
We're learning more details about the upcoming Honor View 20, and it is confirmed to debut on January 22, 2019. Naturally, the device packs in a lot of hot tech and one of the most interesting things about it is how it does away with the maligned notch that most smartphone makers use and goes with a front selfie camera that lives inside a small punch hole in the screen.
The screen has been dubbed "All-View," and one mystery that remains right now is precisely how large that screen will be. While we don't know what size the screen will be, its resolution has been tipped at 1080 x 2310, and it will cover the entire front of the device save save for the camera cutout. Another factoid that has been confirmed is that the rear camera will have a single 48MP sensor. A single camera sensor is becoming something of a rarity in mid-range and higher smartphones, but devices like the Google Pixel 3 show us that multiple cameras isn't exactly necessary.
The 48MP camera will use the 1/2-inch Sony IMX586 camera sensor that was first announced earlier this year. Other leaks that have surfaced about the smartphone include that it will have charging at up to 40W and is expected to pack a larger battery than the Honor View 10 it replaces, which used a 3,750mAh unit. The SoC is supposed to be a Kirin 980 with Android Pie as the OS. Another interesting tidbit is a new Link Turbo system able to combine 4G and WiFi connections for the fastest possible download speeds for users. Honor says that it has onboard AI that will determine when to switch to 4G or WiFi and when to combine them for the best speeds.
Pricing on the device is tipped to be around $580, which puts it on par with the new OnePlus 6T (priced at $579 for 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage).