The Honor View 20 is a lot more than simply a phone that wants to be the first to rock this new design, and there are lots of other features to get excited about.

Powering the phone is the same 7nm Kirin 980 SoC you’ll find in the Huawei Mate 20 and the Mate 20 Pro.

That chip is paired with 6GB/8GB of RAM – the version I am using has 8GB – and storage options up to 256GB, the device is a 6.4inch with a 1080p screen.

The battery capacity on the Honor View 20 is a 4000mAh. Pair that with the efficient chip and 1080p display and you’ve got a phone that should be good when it comes to endurance. More details on performance and battery life in the full review, in a little while.

Sapphire Blue and Midnight Black

The rear also houses a distinctive ‘V’ laser-etched shape that appears to move in the light.

Honor has even found room to keep the 3.5mm headphone jack on the top of the device.

On the back of the View 20 are the new Sony IMX586 48-megapixel camera sensor and a secondary TOF (time of flight) sensor that’s there to help with 3D object recognition.

The 3D sensor on the Honor View 20 can be used for AR gaming and it’ll function in a similar way to Microsoft’s Kinect.

With the Honor View 20, the phone default set to shoot 12-megapixel images, with the option of 48-megapixel available in the Settings panel. There’s also a 25-megapixel in-display camera on the front.

25 megapixel in display camera in a 4.5mm hole

Pricing and availability will be announced on the 22nd of January in Paris.