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Honor Announces Launch of Honor 20 Series at London

The company launched the smartphone with the base 4GB RAM+64GB storage variant costing Rs 13,999 and the 6GB RAM+64GB storage model priced Rs 17,999

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Honor View 20 to launch in India for nearly Rs 40,000. Flickr

Chinese smartphone maker and Huawei’s sub-brand Honor on Monday announced to launch a new “Honor 20 series” globally at a London event on May 21.

There will be a couple of industry-first smartphones across price-ranges, and will hit the India market later, the company informed.

Honor 20 series is the successor to the Honor 10 series. The series may include Honor 20, Honor 20 Pro, Honor 20A, Honor 20C and Honor 20X, according to media reports.

Honor 20 will be a flagship phone with the Kirin 980 processor.

Reports say that the device will have a triple rear camera setup, including a massive 48MP primary sensor, 20MP secondary sensor and another 8MP sensor.

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“It will have a 32MP selfie camera, a 3,650mAh battery and run Android 9 Pie out of the box. There is no info on the Honor 20 Pro but we expect a bigger display, a bigger battery, and a different camera configuration,” reports GizmoChina.

In March, Honor launched a 3GB RAM+32GB internal storage variant of its recently launched “10 Lite” smartphone for Rs 11,999 in India.

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Powered by the Kirin 710 chipset and 3,400mAh battery, the smartphone features a 13MP+2MP dual rear camera set-up and a 24MP Artificial Intelligence (AI) selfie camera packed in a dewdrop display.

Earlier in January, the company launched the smartphone with the base 4GB RAM+64GB storage variant costing Rs 13,999 and the 6GB RAM+64GB storage model priced Rs 17,999. (IANS)

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AI-Powered Apps For Visually Impaired Launched by Honor

Honor has launched its new AI-powered app 'PocketVision at IFA 2019, which aims to help visually impaired

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The inside of an Huawei Honor 5 Android mobile phone. Wikimedia Commons

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Honor has launched its new AI-powered app ‘PocketVision at IFA 2019, which aims to help people read documents, menus and other hard to read texts for the visually impaired.

“With the launch of this app, we hope to create an enhanced reading experience for people all around the world, enabling a greater sense of independence and giving people with low vision the confidence to unlock their potential and pursue their
passions,” George Zhao, President of Honor said in a statement.

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Back Side Of Honor 8. Wikimedia Commons

There are three available modes so far – Text-to-Speech Mode, Zoom-In Mode and Negative Image Mode, XDA Developers reported on Saturday.

Text-to-Speech Mode helps to convert pictures to text faster and more accurately and then narrates the text from books, documents, menus, and more, with ease.

Zoom-In Mode allows users to zoom into text using the volume buttons on their device. While, Negative Image Mode; provides a range of colour filters to enhance text.

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PocketVision can be downloaded from Huawei AppGallery and supports English, Portuguese, German, Spanish, Italian and Chinese language.

In addition, the company has partnered with the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) to help raise awareness of the barriers blind and partially sighted people face.

The company says that the app can be downloaded on all Honor smartphones, but it works seamlessly on Honor 20 and Honor 20 Pro smartphones. (IANS)