Honor View20 official with 48MP camera and a must-see display

Huawei's next Honor phone definitely seems like one worth paying attention to. Today, the company announced the Honor View20, a View10 follow-up that's sporting some pretty impressive hardware. The full specifications list is being kept a secret for the moment, but in today's announcement, Honor revealed some of the phone's biggest features.

Chief among them, perhaps, is the View20's 48MP rear-facing camera. It uses the Sony IMX586 that was announced back in July, making this among the first smartphones to utilize the sensor. Details on the camera's capabilities are still fairly slim, though Huawei did say that it will work with the phone's Kirin 980 chipset for tasks like AI-assisted multi-frame image processing. Huawei shared a few sample shots taken with this camera, one of which you can see below.

Huawei also revealed that the View20 will use Honor's All-View Display, which features a hole-punch cutout for the front-facing camera instead of a notch. With that hole-punch design, Huawei says that the View20 will feature a display area of "almost 100%." From the image above, we can see that the View20 is indeed mostly display, save for the camera cutout and a small chin at the bottom of the device. Notch haters, then, may want to take note.

Finally, Huawei also said that the View20 will use a new feature called "Link Turbo." Link Turbo will automatically determine network conditions to jump between WiFi and 4G to maximize download speeds and provide consistent internet connections. It may not be quite as exciting as the display or the 48MP camera, but Link Turbo could still end up being a very useful function.

That's all we're getting for now. The View20 will get a full reveal during an event in Paris on January 22, which is where we'll expect to learn more about pricing, release details, and specifications. That means we have more than a month to wait before we hear more, but regardless, we'll be covering that event when it happens. Stay tuned.