Honor has just officially launched the V20, the next iteration in the V-series of smartphone.
For the uninitiated, the V-series is known as the View series everywhere outside of China. The V20 has a similar design to the Huawei Nova 4 and the Samsung A8s with the front camera embedded in a punch-hole on the top left corner of the display which will measure 6.4 inches. The V20 will also run on a 4000mAh battery with a 4.5V/5A fast charging port. There are also features that they’ve already shared previously on their Twitter, such as the 48-megapixel rear camera, their new 980 Kirin processor and Link Turbo which intelligently analyses LTE and WiFi networks to simultaneously use both networks for better speeds.
The standouts are the one we didn’t know - the first being the 3D ToF lens that accompanies the 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 sensor that is capable of motion capture for AR features which Honor demonstrated. One such feature is their 3D “body beautification” where you can morph the body of the subject in a video to desired effect like height and waist size. Risks of social criticisms aside, this is a relatively innovative feature for a smartphone.
Another is that the V20 can also offer a desktop experience with compatible docks. With a feature called GPU Cloud, they demonstrated that it is capable of running Windows and even games like Rise of the Tomb Raider. It is not fully understood how this is so but definitely an intriguing feature nonetheless.
The V20 will be available in 3 variants - 6gb RAM + 128gb ROM for ¥2999, 8gb RAM + 128gb ROM for ¥3499, and a Moschino edition with 8gb RAM + 256gb ROM for ¥3999.
The official global launch for the Honor View 20 will be on the 22nd of January 2019 so availability of the variants and local pricing will differ so stay tuned to Stuff for further update.