HUAWEI Honor V20 4G Phablet

Huawei Honor 20 Pro launches with Android despite Google ban

Huawei Honor 20 Pro launches amid trade difficulty with the US.

Huawei sub-brand Honor announced its latest phone, the Honor 20 Pro, in the face of escalated hostility from the US against the brand.

Despite the ban, and Samsung’s ability to gain from Huawei’s loss, the company and its Honor sub-brand have amassed a global following for their phones, posting 50% growth this month. The Honor 20 Pro and standard Honor 20 will still release in countries outside of the US, and despite Google’s compliance to withdraw Android support for new phones, both Honor devices will come with Android 9 Pie on board.

HUAWEI Honor V20 4G Phablet

The Design and Key Features

The Honor 20 Pro has some similarities to Huawei’s flagship P30 Pro. It’s got a jazzy-looking rear design and you’ll notice a familiar triple-camera array at the top. This includes a standard 48-megapixel lens, a 16-megapixel wide-angle lens and an 8-megapixel telephoto lens that offers a 3x lossless zoom.

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Honor 20 Pro VS Honor 30 Pro

There are a few other differences to note — the screen doesn’t curve at the edges like the P30 Pro and there’s a finger printer scanner built into the edge of the phone rather than Huawei’s nifty in-screen fingerprint scanning.

All of which means that the Hono 20 Pro will come with a more affordable price tag. While Honor hasn’t said exactly how much it’ll cost yet, the company confirmed it’ll be under 650 dollars, which is around £510. That puts it quite a way under the £900 asking price for the P30 Pro.


Honor 20 Pro specs comparison chart

Huawei Honor 20 Pro Huawei P30 Pro Huawei Honor 20 Lite
Display size, resolution 6.2-inch; 2,340×1,080 pixels 6.47-inch OLED; 2,340×1,080-pixels 6.2-inch; 2,340×1,080 pixels
Pixel density 415ppi 398ppi 415ppi
Dimensions (Inches) 6.1×2.9×0.31 in 6.22×2.89×0.33 in 6.1×2.9×0.31 in
Dimensions (Millimeters) 154x73x8 mm 158×73.4×8.41 mm 154.8×73.6×8 mm
Weight (Ounces, Grams) 5.78 oz; 164g 6.77 oz; 192g 5.78 oz; 164g
Mobile software Android 9 Pie Android 9.0 with EMIU 9.1 Android 9 Pie
Camera 48-megapixel, 16-megapixel, 8-megapixel, 2-megapixel 40-megapixel (standard), 20-megapixel (ultra wide), 8-megapixel 5X optical periscope zoom, TOF (time of flight) sensor 24-megapixel, 8-megapixel, 2-megapixel depth
Front-facing camera 32-megapixel 32-megapixel 32-megapixel
Video capture 4K 4K 4K
Processor Kirin 980 Kirin 980 processor Kirin 710 chipset, octa-core
Storage 256GB 128GB, 256GB, 512GB 128GB
Expandable storage NanoSD Up to 256GB with proprietary NM card Nano-SIM or microSD
Battery 4,000mAh 4,200mAh 3,400mAh
Fingerprint sensor Right side edge In-screen (optical) Back
Connector USB-C USB-C USB-C
Headphone jack No No Yes
Special features N/A Camera night mode, 40w Huawei SuperCharge, 15w wireless charging, reverse charging, IP68 water resistance N/A
Price off-contract (USD) $650 (Estimated) Converts to $1,135 Converts to $323
Price (GBP) £510 (Estimated, converted) £899 (128GB) £249
Price (AUD) AU$940 (Esitmated, converted) AU$1,599


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