Honor 20S, Honor Play 3 go official with punch-hole displays and triple rear cameras: Specs, Price

Honor 20S

Huawei’s sub-brand Honor today unveiled two new smartphones at an event held in China. Dubbed as Honor 20S and Honor Play 3, both the mid-range phones flaunt a punch-hole display, triple camera setup, and large 4,000mAh battery. Having said that, let’s have a look at their detailed specification, features and pricing information.

Honor 20S Specs, Features

As for the specs, the Honor 20S comes with a 6.26-inch IPS LCD panel that bears Full-HD+ (1080×2340 pixels) resolution and covers 96% of the NTSC color gamut. As noted, the phone comes with a punch-hole cutout on the top left while the fingerprint scanner is mounted on the side.

Under the hood, the device gets powered by HiSilicon Kirin 810 which is a powerful SoC based on 7nm process, paired with Mali-G52 MP6 GPU for graphics. Besides, the phone comes with 6GB or 8GB of RAM alongside a whopping 128GB of internal memory. Unfortunately, there’s no microSD card slot for expansion.

Honor 20S

For photography, the Honor 20S boasts of a 48-megapixel primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture, followed by an 8-megapixel f/2.4 ultra-wide-angle lens and a 2-megapixel dedicated macro camera. For selfies, there is a 32-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture housed in the hole-punch.

The phone runs Magic UI 2.1.1 based on Android 9 Pie. Furthermore, there’s a 3,750mAh capacity that supports 20W fast charging through USB Type-C. Besides, the device gets the usual set of connectivity options, including WiFi, Bluetooth etc.

Honor Play 3 Specs, Features

The Honor Play 3, on the other hand, offers a 6.39-inch HD+ (720×1560 pixels) display with punch-hole at the top left. Besides, it is powered by Hisilicon Kirin 710F chipset paired up with 4GB/6GB of RAM and 64GB and 128GB storage options. There’s also a 4000mAh battery on board with support for 10W fast charger.

Honor Play 3

For photography, the Play 3 packs the same 48+8+2MP camera setup from the 20S (the 2MP unit is a depth sensor). Whereas, for selfies, there’s an 8-megapixel shooter up front. Other specifications include a 4,000mAh battery and EMUI 9.1 based on Android 9 Pie.

Price, Availability

The Honor 20S price in China starts at CNY 1,899 (roughly Rs. 19,000) for the base model with 6GB + 128GB configuration. Whereas, the 8GB + 128GB variant will retail for CNY 2,199 (about Rs. 22,000).

The Honor Play 3, on the other hand, will retail for CNY 999 (roughly Rs. 10,000) for the 4GB + 64GB model and CNY 1,299 (roughly Rs. 13,000) for both the 4GB + 128GB and 6GB + 64GB models. The Honor 20s will be available in Blue, White, and Black colours, whereas Honor Play 3 will be sold in Blue, Black, Red colours.