Update — Last week, Honor launched the Honor 20i, Honor 20, and Honor 20 Pro smartphones in India. The Honor 20i will go on sale starting today on Flipkart. It comes in Phantom Blue and Midnight Black color options and is priced at Rs 14,999. There is also a 10% instant discount while making the purchase through Axis bank debit and credit cards. The users can also opt for the no-cost EMI starting from Rs 2,500 per month. The Honor 20i sports the same 32MP selfie camera as seen on the other flagship Honor 20 smartphones. As of now, there is no information about the exact availability dates of the Honor 20 and Honor 20 Pro.
Earlier (April 17th, 2019) — As announced earlier, Honor has officially launched the mid-range Honor 20i smartphone today in China. It is the same Honor 10i which was recently launched in a few Asian and European markets. The device comes with 3D glass back body and will be available in Red, Blue, & Black color options. Both the Red and Blue color variants come with a beautiful looking gradient finish. While the Honor 10i was made available in 4GB + 128GB storage option, the China-exclusive Honor 20i comes in 4GB + 128GB, 6GB + 64GB, 6GB + 128GB, and 6GB + 256GB storage options.
It runs on the latest Android 9.0 Pie-based EMUI 9.0.1 which also brings the new GPU Turbo 2.0 for an enhanced gaming experience. On the front, the device sports a 6.21-inch IPS display with Full HD+ (2340 x 1080 pixels) resolution. With the dewdrop notch, the display on this device offers over 90% screen-to-body ratio. Just like other newly launched Huawei and Honor smartphones, the Honor 20i also comes with TUV Rheinland Low-Blue Light certification. Under the hood, it comes powered by the 12nm HiSilicon Kirin 710 octa-core processor clocked at 2.2GHz.
As said earlier, the device offers up to 6GB of RAM and up to 256GB of onboard storage. Also, there is a MicroSD card slot for expanding the storage further up to 512GB. Talking about the cameras, there is a triple camera setup on the featuring 24MP primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture, an 8MP wide-angle sensor with f/2.4 aperture, and a 2MP depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture. As seen on the high-end Huawei and Honor smartphones, the Honor 20i also comes with AIS mode, auto-scene recognition, and 480fps super slow-motion video recording.
For selfies, the device sports a 32MP camera on the front with AI Backlighting and AI Beautification modes.There is a rear-facing fingerprint scanner and also supports face unlock. Both the power button and volume rocker are placed on the right edge of the device. It is backed by a 3400mAh non-removable and supports only up to 5V/2A (10W) power input. Connectivity options includes 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, 3.5mm audio jack, and a MicroUSB 2.0 port. The device measures 154.8 x 73.64 x 7.95 mm and weighs 164 grams.
Coming to the pricing, the Honor 20i with 4GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage will be retailing for CNY 1599. The 6GB RAM variant with 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB of internal storage is priced at CNY 1599, CNY 1899 and CNY 2199 respectively. Honor partnered with AAPE to launch the special edition Honor 20i priced at CNY 2199. The device is already available for pre-orders and sales will begins from tomorrow. Stay tuned on PhoneRadar for more details!