News Honor 20 & Honor 20 Pro with Quad-Camera officially presented

The Honor 10 was the flagship of the Huaweis subsidiary with a display diagonal of less than 6 inches and almost enjoyed an exceptional position on the smartphone market. Now the two successors, Honor 20 and Honor 20 Pro, have been officially introduced. We were on site and bring you all information about the two new smartphones with quad cameras on the back and in-display camera on the front.

Honor 20 Event

Technical data of the Honor 20 & Honor 20 Pro

Honor 20 Honor 20 Pro
Display 6.26 inch IPS LCD (2340 x 1080 P), 412 PPI 6.26 inch IPS LCD (2340 x 1080 P), 412 PPI
Processor Kirin 980 Octa Core @ 2,6 GHz & 1,92 GHz & 1,8 GHz Kirin 980 Octa Core @ 2,6 GHz & 1,92 GHz & 1,8 GHz
Graphics chip Mali-G76 MP10 @ 720 MHz Mali-G76 MP10 @ 720 MHz
Main memory 6 GB LPDDR4X @ 2133 MHz 8GB LPDDR4X @ 2133 MHz
Internal memory 128 GB UFS 2.1 256 GB UFS 2.1
Main Camera 48MP IMX586 f/1.8, 117° Ultra Wide 16MP f/2.2, 2MP Depth Camera, 2MP Macro Camera 48MP IMX586 f/1.4 OIS, 3x Zoom 8MP f/2.4, 117° Ultra Wide 16MP f/2.2, 2MP Macro Camera
Front Camera In-Display Camera 32 MP f/2.0 In-Display Camera 32 MP f/2.0
Battery 3,750 mAh with 22.5W SuperCharge 4,000 mAh with 22.5W SuperCharge
Connectivity USB-C, WLAN-AC, BT 5.0, LTE Band 20, GPS/GLONASS/BDS, NFC USB-C, WLAN-AC, BT 5.0, LTE Band 20, GPS/GLONASS/BDS, NFC
Features Face Unlock, Side Fingerprint Sensor, Stereo Speaker, Headphone Jack Face Unlock, Side Fingerprint Sensor, Stereo Speaker
vOperating system Android 9.0 Pie with EMUI surface Android 9.0 Pie with MagicUI 2.1 surface
Dimensions / Weight 154,25 x 73,97 x 7,87 mm / 174 g 154,25 x 73,97 x 8,34 mm / 182 g
Colours Sapphire Blue, Midnight Black, Icelandic White Phantom Black (Black-Violet), Phantom Blue (Blue-Green)
Release June 2019 June 2019

More manageable than the competition?

As we have already predicted, the Honor View 20 model stands for the new Honor 20 and 20 Pro. After all, the new flagship also relies on an all-view display thanks to Hole-Punch Display. In the upper left corner is the well-known “hole” with space for the 32 megapixel front camera.

Honor 20 Pro Phantom Black and Phantom Blue

The Honor 20 is smaller than the model from our own house, the screen diagonal is reduced from 6.4 inches to 6.26 inches. In contrast to the Huawei P30 Pro, the Honor 20 can “only” be equipped with an IPS LC display. It is allowed to advertise with the Full HD+ resolution (2340 x 1080 P) and thus achieves a pixel density of 412 ppi.

Honor 20 vs 20 Pro Display

In order to save some costs and to be able to offer the new flagship at a very reasonable price, we have to do without the luxury of an in-display fingerprint sensor. This now moves to the side of the power button as we know it from the Samsung Galaxy S10e.

Honor 20 Pro Fingerprint

Quad camera: Huawei P30 sends its greetings

The backside reminds us optically of current Huawei devices, also the Twilight effect is of course on board again. But now there are three cameras on the back instead of two. The main sensor consists of the currently popular 48 megapixel Sony IMX586, which the Honor View 20 also uses! In addition there is a 16 megapixel ultra wide angle camera (117°) and an 8 megapixel telecamera! Like the normal Huawei P30, the Meizu 16s and the OnePlus 7 Pro, it offers a triple optical zoom. As with the P30, the 20 Pro also has a fivefold hybrid zoom.

Honor 20 Pro vs Honor 20 Camera
In London the differences were shown beautifully.

In addition there is even a ƒ/2.4 2 megapixel macro camera. However, only the Pro version gets all four sensors, with the normal Honor 20 the telesensor is replaced by a simple 2 megapixel depth camera. In addition, the aperture of the main camera in the Pro model (f/1.4) is slightly larger than in the normal Honor 20 (f/1.8). Thus, the 20 Pro can capture more light, which is an advantage especially in low-light scenarios. Only the Pro model gets the laser autofocus.

Honor 20 Pro Camera

Honor 20 (Pro) with Top-CPU

No surprise, however, that the Honor 20 and 20 Pro are armed with the HiSilicon Kirin 980 processor, which is currently the most powerful processor from our own company. It already sits in the company’s current top models (P30 Pro, View 20). The memory of the Honor 20 is sufficiently large with 6 GB RAM and 128 GB internal memory. The Pro version, on the other hand, is only available in a version with 8GB/256GB. The normal Honor 20 gets a 3,750 mAh battery, while the 20 Pro is equipped with 4,000 mAh, which can be charged with 22.5W.

Honor 20 battery

Despite the different sizes, both smartphones with Honors 22.5 watt SuperCharge technology are expected to reach 50% charge again in just 30 minutes. The Global version is of course also equipped with LTE and NFC and probably runs with the Magic UI 2.1, which according to our press data sheet is “compatible with Android 9“. Maybe the word “compatible” is already a first reaction to the current problems with Huawei/Honor and the USA.

First estimation

The Honor 20 and 20 Pro sound promising, especially the fast loading and the 48 MP quad camera are two features we are looking forward to. With a price of 499€ ($555) for the Honor 20 and 599€ ($666) for the 20 Pro, the mobile phones have unfortunately also become somewhat more expensive than the predecessor and must therefore first prove themselves in the test. We are curious.

What experiences have you made with Honor and would you be interested in Honor 20 despite the current problems?

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Comments (3)

  • 16.04.19 um 02:00

    nicholas

    Please I need one for the test

  • 26.05.19 um 19:30

    Snow Patrol

    What is one and what test, Monte Carlo, Paris-Dakkar, Cannes or Nice?

  • 28.05.19 um 02:42

    Mark Taylor

    Political BS aside, I have always been a big fan of Huawei and until recently, still used the P10 plus. I will soon be upgrading and as long as the price is right, I will probably try out another of Huawei’s flagship devices… Their product history speaks for itself!

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