Honor has announced the View 20, a phone with a 48-megapixel camera on the rear.

The handset has only launched in China for now, but Honor is also hosting an event on 22 January in Paris where it will announce global availability of the new phone. We're expecting to be able to take our first look at the handset during CES 2019

The 48 megapixel camera uses a Sony IMX586 sensor, which will work alongside the image processing capabilities of the Kirin 980 platform - also used in the Mate 20 Pro. The front-facing camera also has a high megapixel count - 25 megapixels. 

The phone is one of the first phones - alongside Samsung's Galaxy A8s and Huawei's Nova 4 to adopt a punch-hole camera on the front. That means the display can almost fully cover the display, with just the small hole for the lens in the top left-hand corner - there's no notch. Coincidentally, the Nova 4 also features a 48 megapixel camera.

The View 20 features a "v shaped" gradient colour finish that gleams, says Honor - the phone is available in red or blue finishes. A version of the View 20 has also been announced in cahoots with fashion brand Moschino, although we're unsure if that will launch outside of China. 

Honor also talked about Link Turbo, a new version of the tech that automatically switches between Wi-Fi and 4G data signals to boost download speeds.