Honor View 20 to launch in India today: Specs, expected India price and how to watch livestream

first_imgAfter the Honor 10 Lite, the Huawei sub-brand is ready to launch yet another smartphone in India at the start of 2019. This time, Honor will be bringing its latest flagship, the View 20. The phone was recently announced globally in Paris and is now set to become the first major flagship launch in India this year. The Honor View 20 touts a few first-ever technologies that include a hole punch display, 48MP rear camera and a unique chevron design language, among other things.The Honor View 20 is set to launch at an event in Gurugram, which starts at 12pm. Honor will of course be live streaming the event, which you can catch here. The Honor View 20 will launch as an Amazon India-exclusive device and you can catch the live stream of the event on the e-commerce website starting 12.30pm. The company will announce the pricing and availability details in just a short while.Honor View 20 expected price in IndiaThe Honor View 20 is available in the European market with a price tag that’s close to around Rs 45,000 to Rs 50,000. However, the company is expected to price the device a lot more competitively in India so that it is in a position to take on the OnePlus 6T. As per recent reports, Honor will announce the View 20 with a price starting at Rs 35,999. This is for the base model with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The company should also bring the 8GB + 128GB variant that will likely be priced closer to Rs 40,000. There is also a special edition Moschino version of the View 20 in existence, but it is unclear whether the company intends to bring that to the country.advertisementHonor View 20 specificationsThe Honor View 20 brings a unique design language for the company as it is the first phone to sport a new punch-hole display. Like the Samsung Galaxy A8s, the View 20 also has a small hole on the screen to house the selfie camera, as an alternative to the notch. The hole, which is 4.5mm in size, is placed on the top left corner. This allows the View 20 to offer a tall 6.4-inch LCD FHD+ display with over 91 per cent screen-to-body ratio and a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The glass back sees a unique chevron design with V-shaped pattern running down the back. This will be offered in blue and red colours.Powering the View 20 is an octa-core Kirin 980 chipset with Dual NPU for advanced AI and machine learning tricks. This is paired with up to 8GB of RAM and up to 128GB of internal storage. The View 20 also houses a large 4,000mAh battery and will ship with Android 9 Pie-based Magic UI.The View 20 is also the world’s first smartphone to offer a 48MP rear camera. Honor is using a Sony IMX586 CMOS sensor that will use pixel binning technology to merge four 0.8 micron pixels into one to offer a large 1.6 micron pixels when using the 12MP mode. You can also use the 48MP AI Clarity mode to capture extremely detailed images in daylight conditions. There is also a secondary ToF (Time of Flight) camera on board to obtain depth information. Up front, the View 20 gets a 25MP selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture housed in the cutout.ALSO READ | Honor View 20 launched with punch-hole display, 48MP camera: Price, specs, India launch detailsALSO READ | Honor View 20 quick review: A hole new experiencelast_img read more