Huawei’s sub-brand Honor yesterday in China unveiled two smartphones that fit into the mid-range and entry-level categories. The first of the duo – the Honor 20s, as expected is a watered-down variant of the Honor 20 with virtually same specs, but with a slight change in camera configurations and SoC. Those changes also ensure the Honor 20s comes at a relatively low price.
Featuring a glass sandwich design, the Honor 20S comes fitted with a 6.26-inch display with 1080 x 2340 pixels screen resolution, and an impressive 91.7% screen-to-body ratio. It has the Punch-hole design similar to the Honor Play 3, and that is home to a 32-megapixel shooter (f/2.0) for selfies and video calling.
On the reverse side, it gets a trio of cameras made up of a – 48-megapixel (f/1.8) primary sensor, coupled with an 8-megapixel (f/2.4) secondary sensor, and a 2-megapixel (f/2.4) depth unit at the back, all backed with AI Vision, different beauty modes, and EIS support for video stability.
The fingerprint sensor similar to what we saw in the Honor20 resides on the side, while it is powered by a 3,750mAh battery with 20W fast charging. And lastly, it boots Android 9.0 Pie with Magic UI 2.2.1 out of the box.
Honor 20S Pricing & Availability
The Honor 20s goes on sale today in China in Black, Blue, and White color options. See below for the pricing.
- 6GB+128GB: 1,899 Yuan (US$266)
- 8GB+128GB: 2,199 Yuan (US$308)
Availability seems restricted to China at the moment.
HONOR 20S specifications
- 6.26-inch (2340×1080 pixels) FHD+ All-View display, 412 PPI, 96% NTSC color gamut
- Octa-Core Kirin 810 7nm (2x 2.27GHz Cortex-A76 +6 x 1.88GHz Cortex-A55) processor with ARM Mali-G52 MP6 GPU
- 6GB / 8GB LPDDR4x RAM, 128GB storage
- Android 9.0 (Pie) with Magic UI 2.1.1
- Dual SIM
- 48MP rear camera with 1/2″ Sony IMX586 sensor, f/1.8 aperture, AIS, 8MP Ultra Wide Angle lens with f/2.4 aperture, 2MP macro lens with f/2.4 aperture
- 32MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture
- Side-mounted fingerprint sensor
- Dimensions: 154.25×73.97×7.87mm; Weight: 172g
- USB Type-C audio
- Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth 5 LE, GPS, USB Type-C
- 3750mAh (typical) / 3650mAh (minimum) battery with 20W fast charging