Ahead of the official reveal of the Honor 20 series on May 21st, Honor is teasing the design of its new hardware.
The Honor 20 series features a "multi-dimensional Dynamic Holographic glass back", Honor announced today. This shell is made in a two-stage process, with the depth layer made using a technique that involves embedding it with "millions of miniature prisms that resemble pieces of diamonds."
Honor's designers then combine that layer with two other surfaces. First is a glass layer, following by a second layer that's coated in a hue of colors. The final result is an optical effect that gives the look of depth.
The process of creating the Honor 20 Series' glass back is a complex one, the company touts, with only 20 out of every 100 back covers meeting Honor's standards.
Honor also teased today that the Honor 20 Series features a 6.26-inch display with a 91.6 percent screen-to-body ratio and a 4.5mm in-screen camera. Leaked images of the Honor 20 Pro from Digital Trends show this display with slim bezels and a hole-punch selfie cam. The fingerprint reader is on the right side of the aluminum frame, which ought to help give that glass back a cleaner look. And the asymmetrical L-shaped positioning of the rear cameras on the Honor 20 means that Honor can include a bigger battery.
It's always nice to see device makers do something fun with the designs of their phones, like using uncommon colors or a color gradient like we've seen on some recent devices. We'll have to wait until May 21st to see what Honor has cooked up for the Honor 20 series, but the Dynamic Holographic glass back sounds like it could be pretty snazzy-looking.