Huawei Launches The More Affordable Honor 20S

After releasing the Honor 20 and Honor 20 Pro, Honor has now launched the Honor 20S, a slightly toned-down, budget-friendly version of the Honor 20. Except for a new processor and a tweaked camera sensor, all other specifications remain the same.

Design and Display

Design-wise, the Honor 20S features the same elements as its older sibling. At the back, the phone features a glossy gradient design with a triple sensor rear camera vertically mounted on the left and a fingerprint sensor on the side of the smartphone.

The display is a 6.26-inch IPS LCD panel with a 1080p resolution and a punch-hole at the top left for housing the selfie camera. Honor claims that the display covers 96 percent of the color gamut.

Internal and Storage

Honor 20S, unlike Honor 20, is powered by a Kirin 980 (7nm) chipset topped with 6 GB or 8 GB RAM and 128 GB of built-in storage. As far as the processing power is concerned, in comparison to the Honor 20, there will be a drop in the performance.

On the software front, the Smartphone runs on Magic 2.1 on top of Android 9.0.


The Honor 20 series is known for its top-notch cameras, Honor 20S is no less. It comes with a triple sensor rear camera featuring a 48 MP sensor as the main camera, followed by an 8 MP ultra-wide-angle and a 2 MP macro sensor. Apart from this, features like night mode will also be available in the camera app.

As for the selfie camera, the Honor 20S boasts a 32 MP single sensor, housed in the punch hole in the top left of the screen.


Battery and Pricing

The smartphone is fueled by a 3750 mAh battery backed up by 20W fast charging.

Honor 20S is currently available for pre-order and will be put up for sale in a few days. The pricings for different variants are:

  • 6GB/128GB ~CNY 1900/$266
  • 8GB/128GB ~CNY2200/$308

Honor 20S specifications

  • CPU: Octa-core (2×2.27 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6×1.88 GHz Cortex-A55)
  • GPU: Mali-G52 MP6
  • Chipset: HiSilicon Kirin 810 (7 nm)
  • OS: Android 9.0 (Pie), Magic 2.1
  • Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE;
  • Display:
    • IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 6. 2 inches, 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution,
  • Memory:
    • RAM: 6 GB, 8 GB
    • Internal: 128 GB
    • Card slot: No
  • Camera:
    • Primary: 48 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP
    • Secondary: 32 MP
  • Connectivity: LTE, USB Type-C, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, headphone jack
  • Fingerprint scanner: yes (side-mounted)
  • Battery: 3750 mAh

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