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The new Honor 20 Lite has an impressive 32MP selfie camera

By Marcus Wong - on 16 May 2019, 5:57pm

The new Honor 20 Lite has an impressive 32MP selfie camera

We first learnt of Honor’s new 20 Series around the middle of last month, with a save-the-date event notice boasting improved photography quality. The email posted a launch date of 21st May, but Honor has given us a quick teaser of what’s to come by first launching the Honor 20 Lite.

Available for pre-order now through Qoo10, Shopee, the Honor Official store on Lazada, and authorized Honor resellers for S$338.00, the 20 Lite boasts a new color gradient effect on the back. It’s something Honor is calling Dynamic Holographic design, and basically involves a two-stage process in production.

First, a depth layer that’s embedded with millions of miniature prisms that refract light in all directions is created on the back of the phone. Then, two more layers are added – a glass layer, and a second layer that’s coated in the selected color of the phone.  The result is an extremely reflective surface as you’ll see in the Phantom Red variant you see pictured here.

The 20 Lite is powered by an Octa-core Huawei Kirin 710 processor. It has 4GB RAM and comes with 128 GB storage. It runs on EMUI 9.0 (based on Android 9.0), and has 6.21” FHD (2340 x 1080p) display with 16.7M colors, 415 PPI and a screen-to-body ratio of over 90%. It also maintains the typical 3.5mm audio jack, while sticking with microUSB over USB-C for interface. 

In terms of cameras, the 20 Lite has a 32MP AI front camera with f/2.0 aperture that’s said to use built-in AI beauty algorithms to give you perfect selfies based on age, gender and skin tone. Meanwhile, the resolution of images from this camera will let you comfortably use them for prints up to 2.3x1.7m in size.

The rear camera features a 24MP f/1.8 main camera backed by a 120o wide-angle lens and a Quadra CFA sensor for added sensitivity in low-light. Two more cameras are present, an 8MP f/2.4 camera and a 2MP f/2.4 one. Together, they give you true optical zoom from 0.6-6X.

The 20 Lite will come in three colors – Midnight Black, Phantom Red, and Phantom Blue, but at the moment it appears only Phantom Red, and Phantom Blue are available. Orders from now onwards will be eligible for free gifts of an HONOR Smart scale, a Tripod selfie stand, a Back cover and a Tempered Glass while stocks last.

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