Over the past month, Samsung, Honor and its parent Huawei all launched their first ever smartphones with the punch hole display. While these devices are yet to roll out to the international market, Huawei’s Honor brand today unveiled the Honor View 20 in Paris for the international market.
The Honor View 20 is nothing but a rebadged Honor V20 that was first launched in China last December, so it features pretty the same design and internals. The device is without a doubt the first true flagship device of the year that boasts of some few selling points – including a 48-megapixel rear camera, a hole-punch display that is gradually proving to be the antidotes to the iPhone X-esque notch, and a time-of-flight (TOF) sensor which can help map 3D objects in the real world.
The device comes embedded in a metal frame with a metal back featuring a “V” theme that shows up when light is shined on the back at an angle. At the rear, the View 20 comes fitted with a conventional fingerprint sensor and a horizontally placed dual rear camera with LED.
On the display front, the Honor View 20 flaunts a 6.4-inch LCD display with a resolution of 2310 x 1080, 91.82% screen-to-body ratio and a 4.5mm cut out that is home to the 25-megapixel front camera. Other noteworthy specs include a 4000mAh battery, Kirin 980 SoC with GPU Turbo 2.0, liquid cooling, up to 8GB of RAM, and 128GB or 256GB storage options.
You can get the Honor View 20(128GB storage version) in sapphire blue or midnight black, and a special edition View with Moschino phantom blue or red finishes. Whichever version you go for, Honor will begin shipping the device from January 23rd in France, the UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, Russia, and more.
The version with 6GB RAM with 128GB storage is priced at €569 (US$ 646 / ₹46,070 approx.) / £499, while the Honor View 20 MOSCHINO in Phantom Blue and Phantom Red with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage is priced at €649 (US$ 737 / ₹52,550 approx.) / £579.