Honor View 20 first look: All screen, no notch, 48MP camera

Honor View 20 in-display camera cutout

Honor View 20 first look: All screen, no notch, 48MP camera

Another highlight of the Honor View 20 is that it offers a 48-megapixel rear camera featuring Sony IMX586 sensor, making it the world's first smartphone to do so.

Honor calls it the All-View Display which comes with an 18:9 aspect ratio.

Huawei's sub-brand Honor hosted an event in Hong Kong only to tease the V20 smartphone with few details. What brings so much hype about this device is on-screen camera. This high-resolution sensor is paired with the dual-ISP and dual-NPU on the Kirin 980 chipset which helps the device perform multi-frame image processing that enables the 48MP high-definition image. The "punch-hole" style is likely to be just as controversial. Based on holding the viewfinder preview, though, it didn't appear to have optical image stabilization. Today, Honor showcased its upcoming Honor View 20 smartphone in China which is the company's first device with an in-display selfie camera. It's a relatively large screen - not least because of the tiny display bezels - yet was easy to use in one hand, even with a big bulky case.

As mentioned in the beginning, the Honor View 20 will launch on December 26 in China (As Honor V20) and globally on January 22 in Paris.

Sample photo taken with Honor View 20's 48-megapixel main camera. It will also be the first one to carry 48-megapixel rear camera sensor, beating Xiaomi's 48MP phone that is also expected to arrive in January. This means the camera is completely surrounded by the screen rather than being placed in a notch.

Honor has announced the View20 smartphone and it will be the first handset to feature three world-first technologies.

All of this should allow the phone to come up with pretty solid images in a wider spectrum of lighting conditions.

Last but not least, Honor says the View 20 will come with "Link Turbo", an AI-powered feature that allows simultaneous downloading via Wi-Fi and 4G networks for maximum throughput.

Honor View 20 will be unveiled on December 26 for the Chinese market.

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