Honor states that its industry-first 48MP rear camera with Sony IMX586 sensor is set to herald a new era of smartphone photography.
Honor has announced the View20 smartphone and it will be the first handset to feature three world-first technologies. Honor states that following the success of GPU Turbo, the brand is now introducing a smartphone that features a 48MP rear camera, an All-View Display and Link Turbo.
Honor states that its industry-first 48MP rear camera with Sony IMX586 sensor is set to herald a new era of smartphone photography. The camera is the first to make possible high-definition 48 effective megapixels photography on a smartphone, delivering top quality images with more and better details even when zoomed in. This tech is coupled with AI computing power and graphic processing power enabled by the dual-ISP and dual-NPU of its home-grown Kirin 980 chipset that will automatically perform multi-frame image processing. This enables users to collate the essence in multiple photos taken by the 48MP camera and create a 48MP AI high-definition image.
The brand has also enabled a whole new level of full-view display experience with the introduction of the All-View Display. This world-first, in-screen front camera design, which is achieved by an extremely complex 18-layer technology stack that embeds the front camera in the display area of the screen, extends the display area to almost 100 per cent.
The handset also makes use of Link Turbo technology. Leveraging AI and big data technologies, Link Turbo automatically analyze users’ usage models and network conditions to switch seamlessly between Wi-Fi or 4G networks and boost downloading speed by simultaneously adopting both networks.
In Honor’s pursuit of excellence in smartphone design and colours, the brand collaborated with top Malaysian artist Red Hong Yi to create an exclusive artwork, Aurora, made with 2,000 recycled glass back pieces from Honor smartphones. The colours of these glass backs remind the artist of the aurora phenomenon and inspired her to create this installation.
A great amount of precision was taken in the manufacturing of these glass backs. The 15 nano-membranes that coat the glass backs can reflect and refract light as it passes through and just one single dust particle will ruin the whole set of membranes. For every five membranes made, one must be discarded. Inspired by the uniqueness of these recycled glass backs, Red created Aurora and turned what is considered industry waste into modern art.
Honor is scheduled to launch the View20 on January 22, 2019, and the brand has also shared camera samples shot by Cheng Yanan in Hong Kong using the handset.