The answer to an ugly notch? A less ugly punch-hole.
Honor View 20 is finally hitting the Philippine market, and fans are left a-ravin’. The notch-less flagship from Huawei’s sister company has finally been launched globally, complete with details regarding pricing, specs, availability, and more.
In this post, we’re breaking down all of that.
First, let’s talk about the notch. Or the absence of it here. Huawei has effectively solved the “Notch Problem” by opting for a less obtrusive camera hole punched at the top-left part of the thin-bezel screen.
Huawei says this is different from Samsung’s Infinity-O display because the punching technology is safer and more efficient. Rather than punching all the way through, Huawei drills only deep enough to make the screen less fragile than it would in, say, Samsung’s upcoming flagships. This, in effect, positions Huawei in a far better place until under-screen embedded cameras become a thing in the near future.
All the flagship goodies are here, including a top-of-line processor, an impressive CPU/NPU/GPU combo, and a beastly battery. Oh, and they managed to sneak in a headphone jack.
Here’s the full list of specs for the Honor View 20.
Android 9 Pie, Magic UI 2.0.1
6.4-inch FHD+ IPS display, 2310 x 1090 pixel resolution, ~398ppi
2.6GHz Kirin 980 octa-core processor
Mali-G76 MP20, GPU Turbo 2.0
128GB/256GB internal storage
25-megapixel punch-hole front camera, f/2.0
48-megapixel (f/1/8, Sony IMX586) rear camera + 3D ToF sensor, LED flash
AI scene detection
Fingerprint scanner, Face unlock
HSPA+, 4G LTE
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Dual-band
Dual frequency GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BDS, QZSS
USB Type-C 3.1
Dimensions: 156.9 x 75.4 x 8.1mm
Colors: Blue, Red, Black
4,000mAh non-removable battery, 22.5W SuperCharge
As for pricing, the Honor View 20 will have a starting price of EUR569 (PHP34,100) and will come in Sapphire Blue and Midnight Black color options with a 6GB/128GB configuration.
There’s also the Moschino Edition in Phantom Blue and Phantom Red with an 8GB/256GB combo for EUR649 (PHP38,900).