Huawei's sub-brand Honor is gearing up to launch the Honor View 20 with an in-display camera. The company posted teasers of its upcoming phone on Chinese social networking site Weibo, giving users a peek into what to expect from the View 20.
Earlier, Huawei/Honor was expected to launch the world's first phone with an in-display camera (or punch hole, as some are calling it). However, Samsung pipped them with the Galaxy A8s. Nevertheless, the Honor View 20 will only be the second phone to feature this interesting new design.
The Honor View 20 was announced earlier this week, but Honor has remained quite mum about the actual details of the device. Now, the company has posted teasers on Chinese social networking site Weibo showing off the in-display camera. The View 20 is expected to launch officially in China on December 26. It is reported to launch in India in January next year.
While notched displays are still a rage, it seems that companies like Samsung and Huawei are already looking past the notch. The new in-display camera design might still seem a little distracting to some users, but it might still be better than a regular sized notch.
The Honor View 20 will also come with a whopping 48MP camera on the back, which will be the highest resolution camera seen on a smartphone so far, beating the 41MP camera on the critically acclaimed Nokia 808 PureView from 2012. The 48MP camera on the Honor View 20 will also come with features like 4x sensor HDR, 4-in-1 light fusion and AI.
The Honor View 20 will be powered by the octa-core Kirin 980 chipset with a tri-cluster setup, built on a 7nm fab process. The Kirin 980 is also the first chipset to feature a dual NPU and dual ISP, which should help the View 20 in terms of photography and AI-related tasks.