Last month we saw the first glimpse of a real phone with a "hollow stroke" in front of the camera (ie a camera clip completely surrounded by the screen) in the form of Huawei Nova 4, and now we learn the sub-brand Honor is in the process of releasing View 20. In addition to the new display design, it is one of the first smartphones to include a 48 megapixel rear camera.

View 20 was announced in Hong Kong, where it is called only V20, but the details are a little thin on the ground at the moment. We know it has a 4.5mm hole on the front of the camera, with minimal inside on top, but a noticeable hook. [1

9659003] We have been expecting 48 megapixel cameras since separate announcements from Samsung and Sony, and Honor has said it uses a sensor made by the latter, IMX586 CMOS with its 0.8 μm pixels. According to Engadget, the crown camera feature is a 48MP AI HDR mode – expect some great pictures from this thing. The 20 w ill view also makes use of Huawei's Kirin 980 chip, so even though it's a mid-ranger in price, performance should be up there with the best.

Another feature Honor presented with the phone is Link Turbo which allows for simultaneous download via WiFi and 4G, as well as seamless switching for the best possible connection at any time. The View 20 was only officially bothered at today's Hong Kong event, with a real launch taking place in Beijing on December 26 before a European event in Paris towards the end of January.