Honor 20 and Honor 20 Pro now official

The Honor 20 launch is now over and the company gave us some excellent new phones at the event. As the Honor 20 and Honor 20 Pro are now official, we take a look at what you get with these new smartphones.

Honor 20 and Honor 20 Pro specifications

The new handsets from Honor have been specially designed with a multi-layer back cover which gives them a holographic look. The colour on the back cover changes as the device is moved and captures the light. Each phone has a 6.26-inch display which uses a small punch hole for the selfie camera lens. This makes the device almost all-screen making it perfect for entertainment.

Many new handsets are now using an in-screen fingerprint sensor however, Honor has gone with a sensor built into the power button the side. Colour options will include a Phantom Blue and Phantom Black for the Honor 20 Pro. The black version of the higher rated phone has a purple/black hue while the blue is a green/blue mix. The Honor 20 is being released in a Midnight Black, Icelandic White, and Sapphire Blue option.

Under the hood, both of the models will be sporting a Kirin 980 processor, this is the latest processor from Huawei and has been used in the Huawei P30 series. Battery-wise, the Honor 20 has a 3,750mAh power pack while the Honor 20 Pro gets a bigger 4,000mAh. A 22.5W fast-charge capability is available on both phones making recharging very quick.

Memory options are:

Honor 20 – 6GB RAM with 128GB storage
Honor 20 Pro – 8GB RAM with 256GB storage

Honor 20 camera

The big selling point of the new handsets is the high-end camera modules on each phone. Both phones have a quad lens camera on the back and a 32-megapixel selfie camera on the front. The camera sensors on the Honor 20 and the Honor 20 pro are as follows:

Honor 20 Pro

  • 48-megapixel Main camera
  • 16-megapixel Super Wide
  • 8-megapixel Telephoto lens
  • 2-megapixel Macro lens

Honor 20

  • 48-megapixel Main camera
  • 16-megapixel Super Wide
  • 2-megapixel Depth sensor
  • 2-megapixel Macro lens

The main camera takes amazing quality photos and the new 117 degree Super Wide Angle lens is ideal for capturing stunning landscapes. The new macro lens is designed to make extreme close up shots clear and detailed. You can snap photos from as little as 4cm away.

The 48-megapixel camera is enhanced with the Kirin processor which has a dual-NSP and dual-ISP. This advanced technology makes sure that every shot is detailed and improves clarity whether your subject is far away or you are shooting from up high.

Super Night Mode uses an AIS algorithm to enhance low-light photos and reduce blur from hand movements. Slow motion video can be captured at 960 frames per second and the new AI Beautify modes work with the 32-megapixel camera for top-notch selfies.

Honor 20 and Honor 20 Pro price and release date

The Honor 20 is currently listed on the Honor sire for £399.99 while the Honor 20 Pro is coming in at £549.99. The site allows you to register your interest and will notify you once the phone is on stock and ready to send out. The exact release date is unknown, so we will have to watch this space.

What do you think of the new Honor phones? Would you buy one? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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