There's been a lot of noise lately involving Huawei and the U.S. government, but today the company is putting all that aside and focusing on launching new flagship smartphone hardware from its Honor brand.
The Honor 20 Pro features a 6.26-inch 2340x1080 display that ditches the notch found on last year's Honor 10 for a hole-punch design. Inside that hole-punch lives a 32MP selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture.
Flipping the phone around, there's a total of four cameras packed into the Honor 20 Pro's backside. The main one is a 48MP snapper with f/1.4 aperture, 4-axis optical image stabilization, and Sony IMX586 sensor. There's a super wide angle 16MP camera with a 117-degree field of view back there, too, along with an 8MP telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom and OIS. Rounding things out is a 2MP macro camera.
The standard Honor 20 has a slightly different rear camera setup. There's a 48MP main camera with f/1.8 aperture, 16MP super wide angle camera, and 2MP macro camera. Rather than a telephoto snapper, though, the Honor 20 comes with a 2MP depth assist camera.
Honor also touted some of its software camera features today, like an AI Ultra Clarity Mode that helps you to retain detail even at extreme zoom levels. There's been a lot of focus on night photography with smartphones lately, and so Honor has included an AI Super Night Mode with its new phones. This mode combines up to 16 different exposure shots into one to help you get better low-light photos.
Powering the Honor 20 Pro is Huawei's octa-core Kirin 980 processor, which is the same one found in the Huawei P30 flagship. There's 8GB of RAM packed in there, too, along with 256GB of UFS 2.1 built-in storage. A 4000mAh battery keeps the Honor 20 Pro running, while the Honor 20 gets a 3750mAh battery. Both phones include 22.5W Honor SuperCharge fast charging tech that can recharge from 0 to 50 percent in 30 minutes.
The Honor 20 Pro and Honor 20 each include a fingerprint reader mounted on the side of the device, and Honor touts that you can unlock your phone with it in 0.3 seconds.
Honor is also touting the "holographic design" of its Honor 20 Pro, which creates patterns and highlights that move when you're looking at the device in different lighting conditions.
On the software side, the Honor 20 Pro and Honor 20 run Android 9 Pie below Honor's custom Magic UI 2.1 user interface.
The Honor 20 Pro will be available soon at a price of €599 EUR ($668 USD), while the Honor 20 will cost €499 EUR ($556 USD).
Also announced today is the Honor 20 Lite. This is the most entry-level model of the three phones, boasting a 6.21-inch 2340x1080 screen with a small notch and a 32MP selfie cam. There's a triple rear camera setup here with a 24MP main cam, 8MP wide angle camera with 120-degree field of view, and a 2MP depth assist camera. Honor has included its AI Super Night Mode for better low-light shots, though.
Inside the Honor 20 Lite is a Kirin 750 processor paired with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of built-in storage. Unlike the Honor 20 Pro and Honor 20, though, you can expand on the Honor 20 Lite's included storage with a microSD card if you'd like.
Honor's 20 Lite comes with a rear fingerprint reader rear for added security, dual SIM slots, dual VoLTE support, and a 3400mAh battery. It comes preloaded with Android 9 Pie below Huawei's EMUI 9 user interface.
The Honor 20 Lite is now available for €299 EUR ($334 USD).