If you happened to be on the ICE 1125 train to Munich, Germany, which departed at 6:06 AM CET on April 22, you may have grabbed a smartphone that fell out of someone’s backpack. If so, you have what is likely a prototype for the upcoming Honor 20 series, and Huawei and Honor would like it back.
If you return it, Honor will give you a 5,000 euro (~$5,611) reward.
The official German Honor Twitter account posted about the lost (or possibly stolen) prototype and announced the reward (as spotted by PhoneArena). Check it out below (in German, obviously):
⚠️Bitte helft uns ⚠️
Hinweise an firstname.lastname@example.org oder jeden Servicemitarbeiter der Deutschen Bahn! 😔🙏 pic.twitter.com/vI5ZjDOlpN
— HonorDE (@HonorGermany) April 22, 2019
The Honor 20 prototype is in a gray protective case which obscures the cameras and rear design. The person carrying it on the train was Honor marketing employee Moritz Scheidl, who had the phone tucked away in his backpack.
We expect Honor to reveal the upcoming Honor 20 series of devices on May 21 in London. That leaves plenty of time for someone to find the device and claim their reward, as after that date Honor likely won’t be too keen on handing out the reward anymore, as any PR dangers will be over.
That being said, there are plenty of unscrupulous websites who might pay a lot more than 5,000 euros for an Honor 20 prototype, so maybe Honor should think about increasing the reward.