Honor View20 has been officially introduced during a special event held in Hong Kong. It is a world’s first smartphone to be equipped with a 48MP rear camera.
It is precisely the Sony IMX586 1/2″ CMOS sensor the real distinguishing feature of this device, capable of returning high-quality images and resolution even when you zoom in on a detail of the framed scene. And once again, the artificial intelligence integrated by Honor on the phone with the AI HDR mode, through the graphics and computational processing provided by the Kirin 980 SoC, collects and superimposes the information coming from multiple simultaneous shots (multi-frame) creating a single high-definition 48MP image.
The image processing speed has been increased by 134% (by 46% that of the camera), a result that – combined with the 48MP sensor – returns extremely defined images.
The live images of Honor View20 smartphone are still disguised in a case which is awaiting the global launch of the device which will be held on January 22 in Paris.
The sensor integrates an array of Quad Bayer color filters to further increase both the resolution and the sensitivity, producing adjacent 2×2 pixels that allow to obtain greater brightness in the case of shooting images in the dark: the signal from the 4 adjacent pixels is added up and combined, and the result is a photo (or video) with high sensitivity.
The news brought by Huawei on Honor View20 does not end here: the smartphone is equipped with the new 18-layer All-View Display with a front camera integrated into the screen, a solution that allows the Chinese brand to reach on this device a screen-body ratio that approaches 100%.
Honor defines it as Full-View Display 3.0, demonstrating the evolution from the first Full-View screen of the brand – see Honor 7X and View 10 – the second generation based on the integrated notch on Honor 10 up to the current solution that adopts an in-camera screen in the upper left corner. The hole in the display, which the front cam has been positioned has a diameter of only 4.5mm and has been designed to guarantee the correct functioning of the sensor and to increase the optical transmittance.
The third big news is about Link Turbo, a 4G-WiFi instant convergence solution based on the IA that not only analyzes the quality of the network signal to make the best available to the user, but also offers the possibility to increase the download speed and reduce latency by simultaneously adopting both connection modes. Link Turbo will soon be available on Honor Magic 2 (demo video to follow).
Honor View20 will be officially announced in Europe during an event to be held in Paris on January 22nd. On that occasion, we will also know all the technical specifications of this innovative smartphone.