According to some twitter leakers from China, the Honor 20 is on its way with the same Triple Camera setup of Honor View 20 main camera of 48 MP with a 20 MP shooter possibly an ultra-wide angle and an 8 MP possibly 3x telephoto but not confirmed. and a 6.1 inch OLED display. The fingerprint is not visible on the back so most probably the device will use an In-Display fingerprint scanner. The device also has a 32 MP selfie shooter but the position is unknown.
Honor 20 Specification
The processor uses Kirin 980 to support screen fingerprints. There are also Gaming+, Link Turbo, CPU Turbo, GPU Turbo, AI dual-frequency GPS, headphone jack and stand-alone HiFi chip. These contents are very close to the Honor V20. On the battery life, Honor 20 uses a 3650mAh battery to support 22.5W fast charge.
Honor 20 is using Kirin 980 to support screen fingerprints. There are also Gaming+, Link Turbo, CPU Turbo, GPU Turbo, AI dual-frequency GPS, headphone jack and stand-alone HiFi chip. These contents are very close to the Honor V20. On the battery life, Honor 20 uses a 3650mAh battery to support 22.5W fast charge.
A few days earlier we got new leaks confirming the specifications of the upcoming global flagship of honor possibly the Honor 20. The phone packs all the flagship grade features including top-notch camera, performance, premium materials and the finally an OLED display with very aggressive pricing as per the leaks. We also have a leaked render of the back of the device in which we can see a triple camera setup with branding and nothing else. And as you all know, it’s the era of bezel-less displays thus there is no possibility to have a front mounted physical fingerprint scanner. Therefore the only possibility I can see for honor 20 is to feature an in-display fingerprint scanner.
Now the fact here I would like to mention is having an OLED panel all of a sudden in the next device of Honor is working as a confirmation for me for this device to feature an in display fingerprint scanner.
When we talk about innovation, technology is the first thing to come in our minds and then smartphones. In less than a decade we are keeping our all personal data in our smartphones and are relying on them more than any other device for various purposes. And in terms of security from 4 digit pin to making your own face your password we all have moved on. And just as we were thinking that it couldn’t get better, we have another new innovation which is taking over the tech world quicker than ever, the In-Display fingerprint scanner.
How does an In Display fingerprint scanner works in Honor 20?
An in-display fingerprint sensor uses an optical fingerprint sensor to capture the fingerprint data and is embedded under the phone’s screen. Since we all know OLED displays have advantages to produce clear blacks by activating the only specific LED pixels at the certain areas of the display to show what is required, similarly when you touch the area above the fingerprint sensor the LED pixels light up producing light at that specific area.
That area needs to light up as the in-display fingerprint scanner works by capturing the reflected light of the fingerprint through the OLED pixels. So, when you touch the phone’s screen, the display lights up to illuminate the fingerprint.
The sensor then captures a high-res scan of your fingerprint through the light reflected from the gaps between the pixels. The fingerprint matching is done through software and there are few manufacturers who manufacture the sensor. Its more like capturing the image of your fingerprint and matching it with the one saved in the memory of the device and since we all know for clear images we need to have light, therefore, these in-display fingerprint sensors work only with OLED/AMOLED panels as they’re easy to assemble and function with them.