Huawei Honor View 20 was one of the pioneers of the cutout selfie cameras in the screen, as early as December 2018. Now that approach has become mainstream with the Galaxy S10, but the View 20 has its camera placed on the left instead of right like the Samsung models. We unboxed it below and you should know it’s priced at around $700.
The handset comes with flagship specs, including the Kirin 980 CPU of the Huawei Mate 20 Pro and a 48 megapixel back camera. Inside its box there’s the manual, big charger, USB Type-C cable and metal key used to access the slots. No headphones and no case here. At the back side we find an unusual ultra reflective glass panel, that uses something called “Aurora Nano Texture”.
To me it looks like a bunch of “V” letters going down vertically as the device shines in the light. It’s got a metal frame, that measures 8.1 mm in thickness and the handset weighs 180 grams. It’s available in blue, red or black and packs a 6.4 inch screen with a 2310 x 1080 pixel resolution. It’s an IPS LCD panel, by the way.
Inside we find a Kirin 980 CPU, 6 GB or 8 GB of RAM and 128 or 256 GB of storage. No microSD here, but at least we do get a 4000 mAh battery, that’s charged at 55% in just 30 minutes. The cameras are quite interesting, as the back side pairs a 48 MP Sony sensor with a stereo 3D camera. There’s also a LED flash, the promise of AI photo, Bokeh and Super Slow Motion. It even does 3D modelling of human bodies and objects, plus 3D gaming motion control.
The camera is also able to recognize 1500+ scenarios. Selfies are taken with a 25 megapixel camera cut right in the screen and able to do Portrait shots with Studio light options. Security is taken care of with a fingerprint scanner at the back and face unlock. The other usual specs are here, ranging from 4G LTE to Glonass, GPS, Beidou, WiFi a/b/g/n/ac and USB Type-C, as well as Bluetooth 5.0. The device runs on Android Pie with Magic UI, not Emotion UI, but also not very different from it.
There’s also some gaming prowess to it, as the device comes with Liquid Cooling and GPU Turbo 2.0. I’ll look forward to test the 3D features and we’ll be back with a full review soon. You can get it here.