Details of the Honor 20 and Honor 20 Pro surface - 48 MP Sony IMX586, 40 MP Sony IMX600, OLED, in-display sensor
Huawei’s high-value youth brand, Honor, released its first premium phone for the year, the Honor View 20, a few months ago, with the device getting an impressive reception for its innovative design. The company is set to release its second premium phone for the year in the coming months, and details of the devices have surfaced.
The Honor 20 is expected to feature a 6.1-inch OLED display with an in-display fingerprint reader. That’s likely to be the same display panel seen on the new Huawei P30, which means it could be made by Samsung. Honor devices—bar the Honor Magic phones—have mostly stuck with LCD panels so far, so this would be a welcome development.
The Honor 20 will be powered by a Kirin 980 and is said to feature a triple rear camera setup (48 MP + 20 MP + 8 MP), a 32 MP selfie camera, and a 3650 mAh battery.
Apart from the Honor 20, there’s apparently also a Pro version. The two previous iterations in the series, the Honor 9 and Honor 10, had no Pro versions but the company could be set to return to its old format. The Honor 20 Pro is said to feature a 40 MP Sony IMX600 sensor, as opposed to the 48 MP Sony IMX586 we expect to see on the regular Honor 20.
While the IMX586 sounds more impressive due to its higher resolution, the IMX600 is a bigger sensor and offers better performance; it is, in fact, the same sensor that was on last year’s P20 Pro and the new P30.
We’ll be sure to keep you updated.