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*UPDATE 01/07/2019*

As expected a lot of the issues that were raised during this Honor launch have now been addressed. First and foremost Honor (and Huawei) will officially continue to support their phones will all the latest updates and access to the Play Store. This also includes updating the Honor 20 series and most likely many other Honor phones to Android Q.

Additional to this, while it is still early days, Donal Trump has started to roll back his trade ban on Huawei, proving that he never believed that the company was a security risk, but just a bargaining chip in his trade war.

Following a rocky few weeks for Honor and Huawei, we finally have an official launch date for the Honor 20.

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Launching Friday, 21s of June the Honor 20 will cost just £399 making it one of the cheapest flagship spec phones on the market.

It will be available from Three, Amazon, Mobile Phones Direct, Very and Carphone Warehouse. Customers who pre-order the HONOR 20 by June 20 will also receive a free HONOR Watch Magic, normally £179.99.

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The Honor 20 features a Sony IMX586 48MP Main Camera, as well as a 16MP Super Wide Angle Camera, 2MP Depth Assist Camera and 2MP Macro Camera. The HONOR 20 is also equipped with AIS Super Night Mode, letting users record their magic moments in great details even in dimly-lit scenarios. The main difference between this phone and the Pro model is the lack of the 8MP telephoto lense.

The phone is powered by the top of the range Kirin 980 chipset, and also has GPU Turbo 3.0, a 3,750 mAh battery and Virtual 9.1 Surround Sound.

The rear of the phone features a Dynamic Holographic glass back, available in either Sapphire Blue or Midnight Black. Meticulously crafted through HONOR’s industry-first Triple 3D Mesh technology, the two-stage process first create a depth layer using nanotechnology to engrave millions of miniature prisms. Upon completion of this intricate process, the engineers continue with the assembly of glass, colour, and depth layers. As light passes through the prisms in the depth layer, light is reflected and refracted in all directions.

At the moment there is no word on the Honor 20 Pro availability, but looking at the specs unless you really want the telephoto lense there is not a great deal of difference. The Pro model has 8GB/256GB vs the 6GB/128GB and the Pro also has 250mAh more battery (4000mAh) of this, but for many users, I doubt you would notice the difference.

The below photos are sample shots from the phone:

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