Honor 20, Honor 20 Pro & Honor 20i launched in India
Honor launched three new phones in India today under the Honor 20 series – Honor 20, Honor 20 Pro & Honor 20i. As the names suggest, the Pro is the most expensive & also the most feature-packed, the Honor 20 sits between the other two & the 20i is the mid-ranger. The price starts at Rs 14,999 for the 20i & goes up to Rs 39,999 for the 20 Pro.
There aren’t a lot of differences between the Honor 20 & 20 Pro as both are flagships featuring a bezel-less design, a Quad Camera setup on the back, a Kirin 980 chip & more. The design of both is the same. So, there is a hole-punch display on the front with a cutout on the top left, a vertically placed Quad camera setup, and a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.
The display on the front is a 6.26″ FHD+ (2340 x 1080) IPS LCD panel on both the phones & there is a 7nm Kirin 980 processor with Mali-G76 MP10 GPU. While the Honor 20 comes with 6GB RAM along with 128GB storage, the Honor 20 Pro features 8GB RAM and 256GB storage. And yes, this is a UFS 2.1 storage on both.
Talking about the cameras, both the phones have Quad Cameras on the rear. There is a primary 48MP Sony IMX 586 camera on both & a secondary 16MP ultra-wide-angle camera with f/2.2 aperture & 117-degree FOV. Both the phones have a 2MP dedicated Macro camera with f/2.4 aperture & 1.75-micron pixel size.
The difference comes in the form of the fourth camera. There is a 2MP depth sensor on the Honor 20 whereas the Honor 20 Pro has an 8MP f/2.4 telephoto camera with 3X Optical Zoom & OIS. Also, the 48MP camera on the Honor 20 Pro has f/1.4 aperture & there is OIS as well, something that’s missing on the Honor 20.
So, this makes the Honor 20 Pro first phone in the world to have a camera with f/1.4 aperture.
Both the phones, however, have the same 32MP f/2.0 camera on the front.
The battery size is also different for the two. While the Honor 20 comes with a 3,750mAh battery, the Honor 20 Pro has a bigger 4,000mAH battery. Both phones support 22.5W fast charging. Android 9 Pie runs out of the box with Magic UI 2.1 on top.
The Honor 20i is a mid-ranger priced at Rs 14,999 & is one of the few phones in this particular segment that feature a triple camera setup on the back. It is just a rebranded Honor 20 Lite, so there isn’t anything new.
The phone features a gradient back panel, a rear-facing fingerprint scanner, a vertically placed triple camera setup on the rear & a waterdrop notch on the front. There is a micro USB Port & headphone jack placed on the bottom. Considering its price, the Honor 20i does look beautiful & premium.
On the front, the Honor 20i has a 6.21-inch Full-HD+ IPS LCD panel (2340 x 1080) & under the hood, there is an octa-core 12nm Kirin 710 along with Mali-G51 MP4 GPU. The phone comes with 4GB RAM & 128GB internal storage.
Underneath, there is a 3,400mAh battery that doesn’t support any fast charging as the phone comes with a normal 10W charger in the box. There is a micro USB port instead of USB Type-C.
Coming to the cameras, there are three on the back. There is a primary 24MP camera with f/1.8 aperture, a secondary 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera with f/2.4 aperture & a third 2MP depth sensor. On the front, the Honor 20i has a 32MP f/2.0 camera. Some of the camera features include Super Night Mode, AI Photo, Portrait Mode, etc.
Android 9 Pie runs out of the box with EMUI 9.0.1 on top.
PRICING & AVAILABILITY
Coming to the pricing & availability, the Honor 20 comes in two colors – Midnight Black & Sapphire Blue. It comes with 6GB RAM & 128GB ROM, and the price is Rs 32,999. It will be available on Flipkart from June 25th. There is no information when the Honor 20 Pro will be available to buy, but the price is Rs 39,999 for the 8GB + 256GB model.
Finally, the Honor 20i is priced at Rs 14,999 & will be available via Flipkart, starting June 18.