Like Xiaomi's next smartphone due in January, the View 20 will also feature a 48-megapixel rear camera, and Honor even revealed that it will be powered by Sony's IMX586 CMOS (as opposed to the Samsung equivalent). The high-pixel count will be most effective in well-lit situations, but in the dark, the camera will rely on pixel-binning techniques to merge four 0.8um pixels into one to mimic larger 1.6um cells (read: 12 megapixels), thus supposedly getting the best of both worlds.
One advantage that Honor may have over Xiaomi's 48-megapixel offering is its dual-NPU (neural processing unit) and dual-ISP (image signal processor) Kirin 980 chipset from Huawei. On top of the usual performance boosts and incredible low-light capture we've seen on the Mate 20 Pro, this chip adds a "48MP AI HDR" mode to help "create an AI-enabled high-definition 48MP image." That's quite a vague description, so we shall wait and see if the real-life results are as good as Honor claims to be. Likewise for the front camera, especially when a smaller punch hole may pose a threat to its aperture.
Last but not least, Honor says the View 20 will come with "Link Turbo," an AI-powered feature that allows simultaneous downloading via Wi-Fi and 4G networks for maximum throughput. This also lets the phone conveniently switch from Wi-Fi to 4G when the former becomes slow, as opposed to getting stuck to Wi-Fi -- the default configuration for most mobile devices regardless of connection speed.
We only got to get a glimpse of the All-View Display from afar at Honor's Hong Kong event today, but the View 20 will become official at its Beijing launch on December 26th, followed by the global launch in Paris on January 22nd next year. We'll obviously be following this device closely to share more thoughts.
Update 12/10/18 3:01AM ET: I just tried a demo unit sporting the same All-View Display, and the camera app indicated a 25-megapixel front camera. That said, there's still a small chance that the View 20 may sport a different resolution.