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Honor 20 series with 32MP selfie shooter launched in India

Following a stream of teasers, Huawei’s sub-brand Honor has now brought the new Honor 20 series to India. The company today launched the Honor 20 Pro, Honor 20 and Honor 20i in the Indian market. For a reminder, the Honor 20 and Honor 20 Pro were launched in London last month while the Honor 20i was first made official in China in the month of April this year.

It is interesting that the smartphones are launched amidst the uncertainties of Google pulling the plug on Huawei over the Android partnership, although the ban has been relaxed for the next three months. Nonetheless, the ban if goes into effect won’t affect the existing Huawei and Honor smartphones.

The Honor 20 and 20 Pro are launched with punch-hole selfie camera, quad-rear-camera module, Kirin 980 SoC and Magic UI 2.1 based on Android Pie. The Honor 20i, on the other hand, is an affordable mid-range device which comes with a water-drop notch, triple-rear-camera setup, Kirin 710 SoC, and EMUI 9.0 based on Android Pie.

The Honor 20 comes in a sole variant of 6GB RAM+128GB storage, priced at INR32,999 while the Honor 20 Pro comes in8GB RAM+256GB storage lone variant with a price tag of INR39,999. The Honor 20i, on the other hand, is set at INR14,999 for the 4GB RAM+128GB storage.

The Honor 20 will be available on Flipkart from June 25 in Midnight Black and Sapphire Blue color options, whereas the Honor 20i will be available on Flipkart as well as offline partners from June 18 in Gradient Red, Gradient Blue, and Magic Night Black paint jobs. The availability date of the top-end Honor 20 Pro is not revealed yet, though it is said to be coming soon and in the sole color variant of Phantom Blue.

Honor 20 and 20 Pro Specifications

Both the Honor 20 and 20 Pro feature a 6.26-inch punch-hole display with FHD+ resolution and 91.6 percent screen-to-body ratio. Under the hood, both are powered by the same HiSilicon Kirin 980 octa-core SoC powered with 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage in the case of the Honor 20 and 8GB RAM and 256GB internal storage in the case of the Honor 20 Pro.

Both the phones mount a quad-rear-camera module, albeit the camera of the Honor 20 is of slightly of lower specification compared to the camera of Honor 20 Pro. The latter includes a 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor with f/1.4 aperture, a 16MP super-wide-angle sensor with f/2.2 aperture, an 8MP telephoto sensor with f/2.4 aperture, and a 2MP macro sensor with f/2.2 aperture.

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While the Honor 20 tacks on the same four camera setup at the back but for a difference it uses a 2MP depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture in place of the 8MP telephoto sensor found in the Honor 20 Pro. Up front, both the handsets, however, go with a 32MP selfie camera with f/2.4 aperture.

The main difference between the two devices lies in the battery size. While the Honor 20 Pro is housed with a 4,000mAh battery the Honor 20 is backed by a 3,750mAh battery. Both the phones support 22.5W SuperCharge fast charging via USB Type-C port.

The Honor 20 and 20 Pro runs Magic UI 2.1 layered on top of Android Pie. The fingerprint scanner is side-mounted and integrated into the home button. The Honor 20 Pro also boasts graphene cooling technology for heat dissipation.

Honor 20i Specifications

The mid-range Honor 20i flaunts a 6.21 FHD+ display with a water-drop notch and 19.5:9 aspect ratio. On the inside, the Honor 20i packs a HiSilicon Kirin 710 octa-core SoC paired with up to 8GB RAM and up to 256GB internal storage.

For optics, the Honor 20i mounts a triple-rear-camera setup that includes a 24MP primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle sensor with f/2.4 aperture, and a 2MP depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture. On the front, it accommodates a 32MP selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture beneath the water-drop notch.

The device is backed by a 3,400mAh battery with the support of 10W charger and runs Android 9 Pie underneath EMUI 9.0. A circular fingerprint scanner finds the place at the back for security. For connectivity options, the Honor 20i supports 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, micro USB port, 3..5mm audio jack, etc.

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