Honor has unveiled the Honor 20S smartphone with a few changes over its Honor 20 smartphone, i.e. a different SoC, one less camera module, and less pricing.
It’s powered by a Kirin 810 SoC based on 7nm technology, while Honor 20 has a Kirin 980 chipset based on the same 7nm tech. However, there’s a great change in the GPU — Mali-G52 MP6 instead of Mali-G76 MP10. As for the CPU, Honor 20S sports the two Cortex-A76 cores (Honor 20 has four) and six A55 cores.
Talking about the camera, the device features a triple camera setup at the back with a 48MP primary lens (f/1.8 aperture). The phone’s chipset tops out at 1080p/30fps video recording. The camera loses 4K video capture. On the other hand, the two lenses are the 8MP ultra-wide-angle one and a 2MP dedicated macro lens. However, the counterpart has a 16MP ultra-wide lens. Unlike Honor 20, the Honor 20S doesn’t have a 2MP depth sensor. Similarly, on the front of the Honor 20S, is a 32MP camera module housed inside a hole punch. Both the 48MP main camera on the back and this 32MP front camera have 0.8µm pixels and comes with pixel binning support.
The Kirin chipset comprises the NPU hardware used to power the AI-based Super Night Scene mode.
At the front, the Honor 20S carries a 6.26-inch IPS LCD screen with 1080p+ resolution that covers 96% of the NTSC color gamut. There’s a fingerprint scanner placed on the side of the device.
About the battery, there’s a 3,750mAh battery on offer with 20W fast charging, which too is a downgrade from the 22.5W charge speed than its big brother.
Honor 20S will be out for sale from tomorrow. On pre-registration, the company is offering the Huawei AM115 wired headphones that can be plugged into the 3.5mm jack.
The device costs with a starting price of CNY 1,900 (equivalent to $265) for the 6/128GB model. The 8GB RAM variant costs CNY 2,200 ($308). Dates of availability in other market places of the world are yet to be known.