UPDATE: Honor 10 is going to be launched today at an event in London. The phone will go on sale from tomorrow in India at Flipkart.
The Huawei Honor 10 was launched in China on 19th April 2018, and soon after that, the company announced that the device will be launched in India. Now, the Honor 10 has been listed on Flipkart, and according to it, the device will be launched globally on 15th May and will go on sale in India from 16th May midnight exclusively through Flipkart.
The Huawei Honor 10 is an upgraded version of the Honor View 10. The device comes with an updated display, updated design, and a higher resolution front-facing camera, but the rest of the device is similar to the Honor View 10. Below are its features and expected price in India.
Honor 10: Expected price in India
The Honor 10 might come with a premium of Rs. 5,000 over its predecessor, making it cost Rs. 35,000. We expect the device to have a single variant, similar to the Honor View 10. As we’ve mentioned above, the sale of the device starts from the midnight of 16th May exclusively on Flipkart. However, I am not quite sure how well the device will sell, as the launch of the OnePlus 6 is imminent.
Honor 10: Features and specifications
The Honor 10 comes with a notched bezel-less display. The display measures 5.84-inches and has Full HD+ resolution. The display works on IPS LCD technology and is protected with the Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The bezel-less display gives the device a small footprint, making it easier for one-handed usage.
The Honor 10 is powered by Kirin 970 SoC. The Kirin 970 SoC is developed by HiSilicon, which is owned by Huawei. The Kirin 970 is as powerful as the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, thanks to its four Cortex-A73 cores and Mali-G72 MP12 GPU. The Honor 10 runs on Android 8.0 Oreo OS that is customised with the EMUI 8.0 user interface.
Internationally, the Honor 10 will be available in three variants, i.e. 128GB storage + 6GB RAM, 64GB storage + 6GB RAM, and the most affordable one has 64GB storage + 4GB of RAM. However, in India, the device might only be launched in 128GB storage + 6GB RAM variant.
The Honor 10 has a dual-camera setup for its primary camera, and it has the exact same hardware as that of the Honor View 10; it’s a 16MP + 24MP configuration. The 16MP sensor is an RGB sensor, just like in other smartphones, but the additional 24MP sensor is a monochrome sensor. The monochrome sensors can capture more details in lowlight than the RGB sensor, so the Honor 10 combines the image from the monochrome sensor and RGB sensor to create a better lowlight image.
The Honor 10 has a 24MP front-facing camera, which is an upgrade from the 16MP sensor found in the Honor View 10. Hopefully, the higher resolution camera will yield sharper, and more detailed images. The primary camera of the device can record 4K videos, while the front-facing camera can record Full HD videos.
The Honor 10 packs a 3400mAh battery, which is a step down from the 3750mAh of the Honor View 10. Although, the smaller screen size might result in same battery backup as that of the Honor View 10. The device has a 22.5W fast charging capability, but in India, the device will come with an 18W fast charger.
The Honor 10 has a front-mounted fingerprint scanner for easy unlocking of the device. The Honor 10 also features face unlock, and the company promises a face unlock time of just 0.3 seconds. For connectivity, the Honor 10 has two SIM card slots with support for 4G LTE with VoLTE on both of them. The Honor 10 in spite of being a smartphone developed in 2018, comes with the older Bluetooth v4.2 support. The device retains the 3.5mm audio jack, giving the users the freedom to use wired headsets.