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The Honor View 20 Impresses At Its Unveiling At Marina Bay Sands

Honor, the sub-brand of Huawei, kicks off 2019 with an impressive start at the unveiling of its new flagship model, the Honor View 20.

First off, let’s admire how pretty this thing is.

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Just look at that shimmer. It’s almost like it’s alive.

The Honor View 20 has the envious honour (heh) of being the first smartphone to have a couple of cool new features. As seen above, you’ve seen that it utilises nanolithography for its exterior design – first for any smartphone.

“Nani-liho-what?”, you might blurt out. In layman terms, it’s basically technology that creates small textures that create a very subtle v-shaped vector effect. Really swanky.

Also, the Honor View 20 boasts a 48MP camera, which is powered by an AI that should allow you to take really breathtaking pictures. Over at the front, it sports an All-View display which provides a screen-to-body ratio of a whopping 91.8%! With a body size comparable to the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S9+ and the Huawei Mate 20 Pro, the View20’s All-View display is all the more impressive.

The front camera is also massive, coming in at 25MP, and no, there is no notch as the camera is integrated into the screen, which explains the tiny 4.5mm transparent pinhole on the screen. Instead of being at the top middle like most phones, the View20’s frontal camera is situated to the side, which allows for you to view your pictures or play games in their full resolution.

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The View20 also comes with Huawei’s signature processor, the Kirin 980, which is used to power its flagship Mate 20 line. This processor is both powerful and efficient, improving the View20’s GPU performance by 46% compared to most other smartphones while reducing power consumption by around 58%.

The HONOR View 20’s launch was also accompanied by the slightly more price-friendly title, the Honor 10 Lite.

The 10 Lite is pretty much the Honor 10, with a better camera. Dubbed the “AI Selfie” phone, the 10 Lite sports an AI-powered algorithm that identifies approximately up to eight real-time scenario types, which allows for you to take the best selfies in nearly any situation.

Accompanying the two phones are also two smart bands.

The Honor Watch Magic is a full face device which offers multiple everyday functions like heartbeat monitoring and GPS, as well as increased battery life of up to seven days. It’ll retail for S$199. Then there is the HONOR Band 4, which is a slightly cheaper alternative, and will retail for S$59.

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Honor View 20 Phone Specifications:
Design In-screen Camera
Nano Texture with Aurora Effect
Size 156.8 x 75.4 x 8.1mm
Memory 6GB RAM + 128GB ROM / 8GB RAM + 256GB ROM
Display 6.4-inch FHD+ display with 16.7 M colours (2310 x 1080 / 398ppi)
Multi touch-sensitive screen
Processor 7nm Huawei Kirin 980 Dual-NPU AI Chipset
Cameras Rear: 48MP + 3D Camera, F/1.8
Front: 25MP, F/2.0
Operating System  Magic UI 2.0.1 (compatible with Android 9.0)
Battery  4000mAh
Wireless 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi
Supports Wi-Fi Direct
DC-HSPA+: UL 5.76 Mbps / DL 42 Mbps
LTE Cat5 UL 75Mbps / Cat6 DL 300Mbps
Connectivity Wi-Fi 2.4G: 802.11 b, g, n, MIMO+TAS / 5G:802.11 a, n, ac
Bluetooth BT5.0 / USB 3.1 GEN (2.0 compatible)
SIM Card Interface Nano-SIM card
Camera Smart Features AI Video Editor / AI Calorie Counting
Colours Sapphire Blue / Midnight Black / Phantom Blue / Phantom Red
Price S$699 (6/128GB model) / S$829 (8/256GB model)

 

Honor 10 Lite Phone Specifications:
Design Dewdrop FullView screen
3D curved design
8-layer craftsmanship on the back
Vibrant gradient colour
Size 154.8 x 73.64 x 7.95mm
Memory 3GB RAM + 64GB ROM
Display 6.21-inch FHD+ display with 16.7 M colours (2340 x 1080 / 398ppi)19.5:9 bezel-less display
Processor Huawei Kirin 710/F, octa-core
Cameras Rear: 13MP + 2MP, F/1.8 + F/2.4, Handheld night photography enabled by AI-powered image stabilization (AIS)
Front: 24MP, F/2.0, AI recognition of 8 scenarios, 4-in-1 light fusion technology exposure compensation technology, 3D Portrait lighting with multiple lighting options
Operating System  EMUI 9.0 (compatible with Android 9.0)
Battery  3400mAh
Wireless 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi
Supports Wi-Fi Direct
DC-HSPA+: UL 5.76 Mbps / DL 42 Mbps
LTE Cat5 UL 75Mbps / Cat6 DL 300Mbps
Connectivity Wi-Fi 2.4G/5G: 802.11 b, g, n, ac
Bluetooth BT4.2+BLE / USB 2.0
SIM Card Interface Nano-SIM or microSD card slot
Camera Smart Features AI Video Editor / AI Calorie Counting
Colours Sky Blue / Shiny Red / Sapphire Blue / Midnight Black
Price S$288 (6/128GB model)

Sale of the Honor View 20, Honor 10 Lite and the two watches are now available on official online stores on Qoo10, Lazada and Shopee, at selected Gain City outlets as well as various authorised retail partners’ stores across Singapore.


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