Honor V20 spotted on Geekbench, to feature new liquid cooling technology
Huawei’s Honor sub-brand is set to launch its new flagship, the Honor V20 in China on December 26. The device has been spotted on Geekbench, confirming reports that it will be powered by the Kirin 980. Of course, that isn’t much in the way of confirmation, as Honor View phones are positioned as the brand’s flagship for the year—generally a cheaper alternative to the Mate phones—and always come equipped with Huawei’s top of the line SoC.
The V20 made away with a score of 291,244 which is exactly on par with other Kirin 980-powered devices. The HiSilicon SoC has ruled all Android benchmarks for the past few months, although that will change as we start to see more Snapdragon 855-powered phones.
The V20 is also said to feature Huawei’s new “The NINE” liquid cool technology that debuted on the Honor Note 10 a while ago. The technology is supposed to let the CPU run under load for higher periods without throttling. We’re leery about its real-life performance, though, and wouldn’t be surprised if it turned out to just be fancy marketing speak.