Huawei’s sub-brand Honor is set to launch
the world’s its first punch-hole display phone, the View 20, with a 48MP primary camera in India for around Rs 40,000 on January 29, industry sources told IANS on Friday. 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. According to the company, the smartphone comes with eight world’s first technologies that include 1.4Gbps cat21. modem.
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.
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.
TechShout Update: You can follow this link to pre-order the Honor View 20 starting from January 15. Customers who pre-book it will be eligible to receive a pair of Bluetooth earphones worth Rs 3,000. The pre-booking page also has several contests you can participate in if you want to try your luck at winning a free Honor phone.
The View 20’a punch-hole design is not new of course. We’ve already seen it in the Galaxy A8s which was rolled out in China last month. Samsung calls this style of display Infinity-O. The upcoming Galaxy S10 series is also expected to flaunt a similar design when it is revealed on February 20, ahead of the MWC 2019.