Honor View 20 – also to be known as the Honor V20 in China – is the world’s first 48-megapixel phone. It is the first smartphone to offer a 48 megapixel camera, taking it a notch ahead of Nokia’s 808 PureView and Lumia 1020 from years ago. Both of those devices had a 41-megapixel camera on them.

If there is any smartphone manufacturer with the expertise to pull off outstanding photography that beats what Nokia has with the 808 and 1020, it is Huawei. The company recently set the camera phone space ablaze with the camera on the Huawei P20 Pro.

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What is it about a 48 megapixel camera?

We all know it isn’t about the megapixels but what you do with them, so what is it to get excited about a 48 megapixel camera?

On its own, probably nothing special other than a large sensor. But if done the way Nokia did with the 808 PureView and Lumia 1020, it can produce not just great details but also superb effects like Bokeh.

I keep looking back the Nokia’s 41-megapixel camera with nostalgia. For one, they pulled Bokeh off so effortlessly, not to mention the level of details they produced in their photos.

We don’t have long to wait to see how well Huawei has worked out the technology in the Honor View 20 / Honor V20.

Honor View 20 - Honor V20 - 48 megapixel camera

Honor View 20 / Honor V20 Specs

The Honor V20 has a camera hole display, with very thin bezels. It is also the first phone with an under-display camera. In addition to that, here are some key specs:

  • Software/Operating System: Android 9 Pie + Honor Magic UI
  • 6.4-inch FullView display with camera hole
  • Link Turbo: simultaneous use of Wi-Fi and 4G at the same time
  • Processor: Octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 980 chipset
  • RAM: 6GB / 8GB
  • Internal Storage: 128GB / 256GB
  • External Storage: nano-SD card
  • Rear Camera: 48 megapixel camera with Sony IMX586 sensor + 3D TOF (time-of-flight) depth sensor
  • Front Camera: 25 megapixel under-display camera
  • 4000mAh battery with fast charging

Honor View 20 Price

The Honor V20 will sell for about $580 when it hits the stores in January 2019. Before then, it was launched in China as the Honor V20 on the 26th of December, 2018.

Disclaimer: While we take the pains to ensure accuracy, we can not guarantee that the information on this page is 100% correct. If you think that any information for the current phone is wrong or missing, please contact us.

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Tech blogging since 2003, I have owned and reviewed hundreds of smartphones running EPOC, Symbian, Palm, PocketPC, Windows Mobile, BlackBerry, BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.

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