The Honor View 20 will also feature a new technology called Link Turbo, which has some similarities with the Download Booster option that debuted on Samsung's Galaxy S5 so long ago. With that hole-punch design, Huawei says that the View20 will feature a display area of "almost 100%". This tech is coupled with AI computing power and graphic processing power enabled by the dual-ISP and dual-NPU of its home-grown Kirin 980 chipset that will automatically perform multi-frame image processing.
The Honor V20 has a small hole on the top left corner of the display which has a diameter of 4.5mm. Based on holding the viewfinder preview, though, it didn't appear to have optical image stabilization.
The Honor View 20 also brings in a unique FullView display experience with an on-screen camera design for the front shooter, the brand claims that a complex 18-layer technology carefully embeds the front camera in the display area of the screen. This allows the company to offer a bezel-less display without the need for a notch on top.
The proper View 20 rollout will commence with a Chinese launch on December 26 in Beijing, followed by a global launch event in Paris on January 22. In Russia, for instance, it is now the No 2 smartphone vendor, according to market research company Canalys.
Honor View 20 48MP Sony IMX586 sensorThe Sony IMX586 is a half-inch stacked CMOS sensor with 48 MP resolution and 0.8-micron pixel size. It'll also allow the smartphone to take advantage of 48MP AI HDR; Honor has been quick to share the first example shots (below).
The handset also makes use of Link Turbo technology. However, like previous year, the company may launch the same phone as Honor V20 in China.