Honor 20S Announced | Can we expect Before Dashain in Nepal?
The recent trade war between Huawei and the US has hit Huawei hard but their sub-brand Honor still standing tall in the market. In Nepal, most of the Honor products are popular. Adding one more device in Honor 20-Series to Honor 20 Lite, Honor 20, Honor 20 Pro: Honor 20S announced in China today. Unline other devices in the lineup, Honor 20S is a mid-range device with affordable price. Honor 20S is priced at 1899 Yuan(~$265) for 6GB RAM Variant. The expected price of Honor 20S in Nepal is ~Rs.34,999 for the base variant. As Dashain is approaching near, we can expect this device during this festive season in Nepal.
Honor 20S Overview
At the price range of Rs.30K-Rs.40K in Nepal, the device has to go head-head with some of the best mid-range smartphones like Xiaomi Redmi K20, Pocophone f1, OPPO F11, Samsung Galaxy M40 as well as own sibling Honor 20 Lite. Let’s explore the specifications of Honor 20S and find out this device can win the battle or not.
Though Honor 20S is a mid-range phone its design and finish give you a premium feel. Honor 20S sport a punch-hole design on the screen with a 6.26-inched size FHD+ display and resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels. Furthermore, the display has TÜV Rheinland’ Certified Eye Comfort Mode to protect your eyes from some harmful lights.
The back of the phone got a triple rear camera with an LED flash on the left top corner of the device in a vertical orientation.
This phone is powered by parent’s in-house Huawei’s Kirin 980 chipset. This octa-core processor is the combination of 2x Cortex-A76 based 2.6GHz + 2x Cortex-A76 based 1.92GHz + 4x Cortex-A55 based 1.8GHz. For Graphical works, the device got Mali-G76 720MHz GPU.
The device comes in two RAM variants: 6GB or 8GB with the same internal storage of 128GB. As this device doesn't support Mirco SD card, we have to keep all the multimedia files or document within this capacity or should take Cloud storage for further expansion of memory.
As Triple Rear Camera seems normal these days, we started to get 48MP main sensor in most of the smartphones. Honor 20S also follows the same story. The Rear camera setup of Honor 20S has a 48MP(f/1.8) main sensor with an 8MP(f/2.4) Ultra-wide sensor and 2MP(f/2.4) Macro Camera. Just beneath this camera sensor, there is an LED flash located. This camera combination supports Auto-Focus, Phase Focus/Contrast Focus, Night Scene Mode, Portrait Mode, HDR, and so on.
On the front side, Honor 20S houses 32MP of selfie shooter with an aperture of f/2.0 inside the punch-hole display. The selfie camera includes features like Portrait Mode, AI Photography, Panoramic Mode, HDR+ and many more.
Honor 20S is supported by a 3750mAh battery with 20W fast charging. This device runs on Android 9.0 Pie with Magic UI 2.1.1 as skin. Honor 20S has a side-mounted fingerprint sensor. Additionally, Honor 20s also has Yo Yo AI Assistant and supports dual VoLTE dual-connection, allowing two 4G networks at the same time.
Honor 20S Specifications
- Display: 6.26-inches FHD+ LCD display, 2340 x 1080 pixels
- CPU: Huawei’s Kirin 980 chipset
- GPU: Mali-G76 720MHz
- RAM: 6/8 GB
- ROM: 128 GB, No expansion slot
- Rear Camera: 48MP(f/1.8) main sensor + 8MP(f/2.4) Ultra-wide sensor + 2MP(f/2.4) Macro Camera
- Front Camera: 32MP with an aperture of f/2.0, Portrait Mode, AI Photography, Panoramic Mode, HDR+
- Battery: 3750mAh( Typical value), 20W fast charging
- OS: Android 9.0 Pie with Magic UI 2.1.1
- Colors: Phantom Blue, Icelandic White, Magic Night Black
- Sensors: Gravity, Ambient light, Proximity Light, Gyro Compass
- Price In Nepal: TBA
Price and Availability
Well, this Honor 20S has launched in China today but yet to hit the global market. As per the rumors, this device will launch in the international market within September. For in Nepal, we have no news regarding the launch of this smartphone. But as Dashain-Tihar is within a month, we are expecting the launch of this phone as soon as possible. Comparing the price with Chinese price, we can expect the price of this Honor the 20S in Nepal at ~Rs.34,999(6/128GB). You can also check the Official Honor Mobile Price in Nepal for other available devices.