Huawei’s Honor View 20 Is The World’s First Punch-Hole Display Phone

Huawei's Honor View 20
Huawei’s Honor View 20

Huawei’s sub-brand Honor is set to launch the world’s first punch-hole display phone, the View 20, with a 48MP primary camera in India for around Rs 40,000 on January 29. This is the world’s first in-screen front camera design phone.

The device would be introduced on Amazon India and its pre-bookings would start on January 15. The smartphone, announced at Honor’s Artology event in Hong Kong in December 2018, has a new full-view display experience, courtesy the Honor’s “All-View Display”.

Kirin 980 processor powers the View 20
Kirin 980 processor powers the View 20

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Honor introduce its All-View Display on the View 20, which replaces a traditional, wide central notch with a punch hole on the far left. The small 4.5mm hole contains a 25-megapixel camera, and Honor says performance will not be affected by the new screen design. This smartphone comes with 8 world’s first technologies that include 1.4Gbps cat21. modem.  The hole-punch display is a novel way to reduce bezels on smartphones. The device also has Artificial Intelligence (AI) computing power and graphics processing power enabled by the dual-ISP and dual-NPU of Huawei’s own Kirin 980 chipset. The Kirin 980 processor powers the View 20 with the option of 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, or 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. The View 20 also has triple-antenna Wi-Fi for an improved signal when gaming or watching movies, plus Link Turbo, which uses A.I to assess the best network connection between Wi-Fi and cellular, based on the signal, usage, and network conditions, and switch seamlessly between them.

This is the world’s first in-screen front camera design, which is achieved by a complex 18-layer technology stack that carefully embeds the front camera in the display area of the screen and extends the display area to almost 100 percent, the company claimed during its unveiling in December. On the back camera with a single lens – Sony’s new 48-megapixel IMX586, It’s joined by a time-of-flight (TOF) sensors, rather than other camera lenses, to measure distances and create bokeh shots. Honor says the View 20’s camera will be able to deliver photos with masses of detail even when zoomed in. Together with the artificial intelligence (A.I.), the camera will take multiple pictures and collate them for a single, hybrid high-definition image. It will also use 4-into-1 pixel binning technology for low-light images. The Honor View 20’s body is made from metal with special nano-lithography treatment on the back, adding a distinctive, reflective V-shape under the surface. The phone comes in midnight black, phantom red, or phantom blue.

In China, the Honor View 20 will be released on December 28, and it will cost the local equivalent of between $435 and $510. The Moschino Edition will be slightly more expensive at $580. International prices along with exact release dates and regions will be announced on January 22 at the View 20’s international launch in Paris.

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