Honor has in a spree of smartphone launches this year. The company is known for making smartphones with modern and stunning design. Recently we saw the launch of the budget smartphone, Honor 8C which was the world’s smartphone to sports Snapdragon 632 SOC. Honor View10 was launched last year and was a great success in its segment. Today, HONOR announced the successor to the popular View 10, Honor View20 with 3 world-first technologies. Following the success of GPU Turbo, HONOR sent shockwaves through the industry with three world-first technologies – the 48-megapixel rear camera, the HONOR All-View Display, and the Link Turbo.
Honor View20 Features:
48MP Rear Camera:
HONOR’s industry-first 48MP rear camera with Sony IMX586 sensor on the new Honor View20 aims to herald a new era of smartphone photography. The camera is the first to make possible high-definition 48 effective megapixels photography on a smartphone, delivering top quality images with more and better details even when zoomed in. The technology, coupled with the AI computing power and graphics processing power enabled by the dual-ISP and dual-NPU of Kirin 980 chipset, will automatically perform multi-frame image processing, allowing the users to collate the essence in multiple photos taken by the 48MP camera and create a 48MP AI high-definition image. HONOR provides users with unmatched photo quality and clarity, rivaling high-end single-lens reflex cameras.
Photos from Honor View20’s 48MP Rear Camera:
In-Screen Front Camera:
HONOR has also enabled a whole new level of full-view display experience with the introduction of the HONOR All-View Display. This world-first, in-screen front camera design, achieved by an extremely complex 18-layer technology stack that carefully embeds the front camera in the display area of the screen, extends the display area to almost 100%. The innovative HONOR All-View Display solution demonstrates HONOR’s unmoving dedication to usher the evolution of the full-view display, all the way from the 18:9 bezel-less screen of the 1.0 era through the notched screen of the 2.0 era, to the revolutionary 3.0 era.
Leveraging AI and big data technologies, Link Turbo automatically analyze users’ usage models and network conditions to switch seamlessly between Wi-Fi or 4G networks and boost downloading speed by simultaneously adopting both networks.
In HONOR’s pursuit of excellence in smartphone design and colors, the Company collaborated with top Malaysian artist Red Hong Yi to create an exclusive artwork, Aurora, made with 2,000 recycled glass back pieces from HONOR smartphones. The exquisite colors of these glass backs remind the artist of the aurora phenomenon and inspired her to create this installation.
A great amount of precision was taken in the manufacturing of these glass backs. The 15 nano-membranes that coat the glass backs can reflect and refract light as it passes through and just one single dust particle will ruin the whole set of membranes. For every five membranes made, one must be discarded. Inspired by the uniqueness of these recycled glass backs, Red created Aurora and turned what is considered industry waste into modern art.
Speaking about the launch, Jimmy Xiong, General Manager of Honor said,
“As a trendsetter, HONOR continues to push the limits of innovation and product craftsmanship, we endeavor to continually deliver technology breakthroughs to the world and deliver exceptional experiences for our users.”