Honor 20 launch live blog: follow along with our rolling coverage of the event
Honor – the Chinese sub-brand of Huawei – has had a turbulent few days after restrictions were placed on the company's use of Android, but it's still going ahead with its next big phone launch.
Today we're expecting to hear all about both the Honor 20 Pro and Honor 20. We'll be live at the company's launch event that's happening in Battersea Park in London and will be kicking off at 2PM BST.
We're there to give you the earliest impressions of whatever devices Honor launches as well as the fresh news as the products are being announced live on stage.
If you're excited to see what Honor unveils, be sure to head back to this piece as we update it throughout the day and during the launch itself.
At the same time, check out our feature on how Google's Android restrictions on Huawei may impact you.
Honor 20 launch live blog
All times in British Summer Time (BST)
13:30 – We've taken our seats, logged into the Wi-Fi, and gotten our Irn Bru ready for the Honor 20 Series launch event at Battersea Evolution in London. The event begins at 2PM BST, which is half an hour, and more and more people are filing in.
Honor videos are playing on the stage, but so far we can't discern anything about the upcoming phones from them. Instead, they seem designed to get people ready for the Honor brand, using adverts and posters very similar to those Oppo used to launch the Oppo Reno brand of smartphones, so it looks like they'll be in close competition.
11:00 – It's been a hectic few days for Honor news. The company has been embroiled in the same restrictions placed on its parent company – that's Huawei – by Google and they limit its use of the Android platform.
Late yesterday, we heard that the trade restrictions would be lifted on the company until August 19. That doesn't necessarily mean it'll be good news for the brand in the long term though.
It'll be interesting to hear what Honor is set to say on stage about the issue. Many believe this is something that just impacts those in the US, but Google's choice will actually have repercussions around the world.
Honor CEO George Zhao is expected to play host this afternoon for the Honor event, so we'll be waiting with baited breath to see how he chooses to address the issue on stage and offer reassurances these devices are worth buying.
10:30 – We're fed, watered and we promise we're not falling asleep at our keyboards already. In a couple of hours, we'll be heading to the Honor 20 launch to hear about the two new devices.
It's set to take place in Battersea Park in London, which is useful considering one of TechRadar's HQs is only a few miles from there.