Despite being at the center of the Trade dispute between the US and the Chinese state, Huawei Honor sub-brand has announced a record sales figure for its latest smartphone – the Honor 20.
The Honor 20 was announced back in May at a launch event in London, but has only been available for sale only in China where it went on sale earlier this month. After 14 days of hitting the shelves in China, Honor has announced selling over 1 million units of the in the Chinese market.
The sales figure exclude the Honor 20Pro, a model that has been tipped to go on sale in the country tomorrow June 18th. The Honor 20Pro per the poster seen below will reach the Chinese market in 8 GB RAM with 128 GB or 256 GB storage options, and at a retail price of CNY3,199 (€412/$460) and CNY3,499 (€450/$505) respectively. The 128 variant in the international market for comparison sake sells for the equivalent of CNY3,800.
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For those looking forward to the Honor 20 outside of China, the device will launch in the UK later this week – June 21 to be precise, and will sell in a number of outlets for £399, but if you pre-order in advance you’ll also get a Honor Watch Magic thrown at no cost.
HONOR 20/Pro specifications
- 6.26-inch (2340×1080 pixels) FHD+ All-View display, 412 PPI
- HUAWEI Kirin 980 (2 x Cortex A76 2.6 GHz + 2 x Cortex A76 1.92 GHz + 4 x Cortex A55 1.8 GHz) processor with 720 MHz ARM Mali-G76MP10 GPU
- 6GB LPDDR4x RAM with 128GB UFS 2.1 storage (HONOR 20) / 8GB LPDDR4x RAM with 256GB UFS 2.1 storage (HONOR20 Pro)
- Android 9.0 (Pie) with Magic UI 2.1
- Dual SIM
- HONOR 20Pro – 48MP rear camera with 1/2″ Sony IMX586 sensor, f/1.4 aperture, 4-axis OIS, EIS, PDAF, Laser auto focus, 16MP 117-degree Ultra Wide Angle lens with f/2.2 aperture, 8MP telephoto camera with f/2.4 aperture, 4-axis OIS, 3x loss-less optical zoom, 2MP f/2.4 aperture camera for 4cm macro
- HONOR 20 – 48MP rear camera with 1/2″ Sony IMX586 sensor, f/1.8 aperture, AIS, 16MP 117-degree Ultra Wide Angle lens, 2MP f/2.4 aperture camera for 4cm macro, 2MP f/2.4 aperture camera for depth sensing
- 32MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture, 3D Portrait Lighting
- Side-mounted fingerprint sensor
- HONOR20 Pro – Dimensions: 154.6 x 73.97 x 8.44mm; Weight: 182g
- HONOR20 – Dimensions: 154.25 x 73.97 x 7.87mm; Weight: 174g
- USB Type-C audio, Virtual 9.1 Surround Sound, Dual-microphones, Huawei Histen 6.0
- Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth 5 LE, GPS, USB Type-C
- HONOR20 – 3750mAh battery with 22.5W (4.5V-5A) HONOR SuperCharge fast charging
- HONOR 20Pro – 4000mAh battery with 22.5W (4.5V-5A) HONOR SuperCharge fast charging