Honor 20 series launched: Price, specifications and more

At a launch event in London, Honor boss George Zhao made my mention of the ongoing trade row, saying only that he believed that "no matter what happens, no matter what kind of challenge ... we can overcome it".

Regarding the regular Honor 20, this smartphone was seemingly certified prior to the ban and, as a result, will avoid any potential delays. The camera lenses includes the standard 48 MegaPixel lens, a 16 MegaPixel wide-angle lens and the last being an 8 MegaPixel telephoto lens that offers an incredible 3x lossless zoom. Here's everything you need to know about Honor's latest quad-camera smartphones in Malaysia. Similarly, the ability to zoom in on a subject at 3X lossless optical zoom, 5X hybrid zoom, 30X digital zoom, means that users can shoot minute details with absolute discretion - a useful feature for nature-loving photographers who are looking to photograph elusive wildlife or street photographers who portray the hustle and bustle of city life. The quality sensor, along with the wide aperture, ensures that the image quality you get out of the phone is flagship grade.

Boasting four rear-facing cameras and camera tech straight from camera phone masters Huawei (Honor is a youth-orientated sub brand of Huawei), the Honor 20 Pro is out to offer premium phone camera performance at a mid-range price point.

The big question mark over the Honor 20 is to do with its release date, as Honor has yet to announce when people will be able to get their hands on this phone - of course, we'll let you know when they do.

As far as pricing is concerned, the lone 6GB RAM and 128GB storage variant of Honor 20 has been launched at Euro 499 (approximately Rs 38,800).

Keeping the lights on is a 4,000mAh battery that supports Huawei's 22.5W SuperCharge technology via USB-C.

It has has the same screen and processor as the Honor 20.

Carriers and resellers may also be resisting the launch of this phone as carriers worldwide have begun dropping Huawei phones and the trade-in value of Huawei and Honor phones has crashed with the flagship P20 Pro now fetching the same pricing as the Samsung Galaxy S6.

It's run by its parents proprietary chipset HiSilicon Kirin 980.

Another important change in Honor 20 Pro is the placement of fingerprint sensor. As I spend more time with the Honor 20 Pro and the P30 Pro, it will be interesting to see if the more affordable phone can stack up to the high end flagship champion.

The Honor 20 will retail for EUR499 (RM2,324) for a memory configuration of 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.

In the latest March quarter, Huawei was the second largest smartphone vendor with global shipments of 59.1 million units and 19 per cent market share, behind Samsung that had 71.9 million units shipment (23.1 per cent share), according to the research firm IDC. Another difference on the Honor 20 is the absence of optical image stabilisation. The smartphone also packs up to 256GB of onboard storage, a 4,000mAh battery, and Android 9 Pie with OxygenOS. Coming to the crucial factor here, the Honor 20 Pro has been priced at €599 that Rs 46,500.

The power button doubles up as the fingerprint scanner on the Honor 20 Pro.

  • Arturo Norris