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Honor unveils affordable, high-end quad-camera smartphones

Honor unveils affordable, high-end quad-camera smartphones

Huawei's Honor is trying to dominate the increasingly crowded cut-price premium phone market with the launch of two new top-spec phones, the Honor 20 and Honor 20 Pro, flying in the face of the USA blockade, the Guardian reported. While Huawei has submitted a number of handsets, this is the first time Honor packed a camera worthy of the attention of DxOMark.

Even with the 90-day reprieve, a new smartphone launch from Huawei or Honor doesn't seem likely to succeed as long as the ban remains in place. The Honor 20 Pro has a quad camera array consisting of a 48-megapixel primary sensor with a insane f/1.4 lens and 4-axis image stabilisation, a 16-megapixel ultrawide sensor with a 117-degree field-of-view, an 8-megapixel telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom, along with OIS and a new 2-megapixel macro lens with a minimum focusing distance of just 4 cms! The most premium of the new lineup, Honor 20 Pro, brings a more refined glass back panel while the number of camera sensors has increased to four. Both the top-end Honor 20 series phones are tipped to have a punch-hole display, quad camera setup and Huawei's latest Kirin 980 processor.

This is accompanied by a 117-degree, 16-megapixel super wide-angle lens (f/2.2) and an 8-megapixel 3x telephoto lens with OIS.

As for the display of the device, it features a massive 6.2 inch display that has a 2480×1080 Pixel resolution which is also almost - identical to the P30 PRO and they both run on the latest Huawei's SoC, the Kirin 980 Processor with 8GB of RAM space. A volume button is on the upper right with a side fingerprint sensor, like the Galaxy S10e, on the middle right side.

Despite its parent Huawei now being faced with a very hard time, following the trade ban imposed by the U.S government and Google cutting ties with it, Honor hasn't delayed the launch of its latest flagship lineup - the Honor 20 series. You get a dual 12MP rear camera, dual 24 + 2MP front camera, rear fingerprint scanner and wireless charging. Additionally, it gets an individual laser autofocus unit, along with an LED flash.

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The second camera on the device uses an 8-megapixel sensor that is mated to an 80mm lens with an aperture of f/2.4. The Chinese company has unveiled its Honor 20 line-up of phones.

The OnePlus 7 Pro launched today, and if you've read our review, you'll know that a couple of the fancy new features that have been introduced include Zen Mode and screen recording.

The Honor 20 also has a 48-megapixel primary camera, although the aperture is somewhat smaller, at f/1.8. It also has P30 Pro's moon mode. They each run Android 9 Pie with Honor's Magic UI on top which is totally fine, but what isn't is lack of Google support. Further, an official partnership with e-commerce retailer Flipkart has been declared as well and a dedicated Honor 20 Flipkart page is now active. The phone packs a 4,000mAh battery with 22.5 SuperCharge.

The Honor 20 will retail for EUR499 (RM2,324) for a memory configuration of 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.

The company official said that the Honor 20 series launch was not cancelled because it is a Google certified device and the U.S. technology giant has said that it will continue to provide software updates to all existing devices from Huawei group. HONOR 20 starts at €499, while HONOR 20 LITE starts at €299.


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