A mysterious new Honor smartphone had recently been spotted carrying the “Ravel” moniker. It was being assumed that the device was part of the Note lineup from Honor based on its large display size and nomenclature. Now, a new poster has been released by the Huawei sub-brand which confirms the existence of a smartphone carrying the Note 10 name, and that its launch is imminent. Honor President George Zhao had already announced that a smartphone called the Note 10 would be coming soon, and we now have confirmation that the phone will indeed launch this year and skip the Note 9.
Honor Note 10: Skipping 9
Going by the text on the poster, Honor has decided to skip the 9 series of this handset and jumped directly to the Honor Note 10. This would be a new flagship handset, and we expect it will be loaded with all the latest specs. The poster was released via the company’s official Weibo account along with a message saying how the company is pumped up and looking forward to the phone’s release. It was also mentioned that the phone would officially be announced at an event in Beijing.
Honor Note 10: Leaked Images, Expected Specifications
Images of a smartphone built with premium ceramic materials popped up online a few days ago which revealed a smartphone carrying the “Ravel” moniker on its back. It is very likely that the image is a porotype of the upcoming of Honor Note 10 as Honor is known to release such prototypes with the phone’s codenames printed on the back. To recall, the same had happened with the Huawei P20 Lite as the prototypes of that device had its codename “Shirley” printed on its back in a similar fashion.
Getting back to the matter at hand, the Honor Note 10 leaked image only reveals the rear of the device and not the front. The back seems to be sporting a ceramic build with a metallic polish. The back appears to curve towards the edge where it likely meets a metal frame. There is also a vertically stacked dual camera configuration in the top centre of the phone. Just below you can see an LED flash followed by a circular fingerprint sensor.
So far, we haven’t received any concrete evidence of what the internals of this smartphone would be. However, we do know that the display will consist of a large 6.9-inch AMOLED panel which is being rumoured to sport a notch at the top. Furthermore, since this a flagship device, it should be equipped with the latest HiSilicon Kirin 970 chipset which houses an octa-core CPU clocked at 2.36 GHz. This phablet is also likely to come with GPU Turbo technology enabled right out-of-the-box. This technology is claimed to offer a 60 percent improvement in graphical performance.
Competes with Samsung Galaxy Note 9
We recently received word of the Galaxy Note 9’s official release date to be August 9 of this year. While the exact date of the Honor Note 10’s launch event hasn’t been disclosed, it would be close enough to that of the Galaxy Note 9’s such that both phones would present themselves as fierce competition to each other. A recent FCC certification successfully garnered by the Galaxy Note 9 confirms that its S Pen will support Bluetooth connectivity. This would give it a considerable edge over its competitor. However, pricing will also be a major deciding factor. While we do not have any indication of what either of these two smartphones will cost, we can assume based on their respective predecessor’s pricing that the Honor Note 10 should be priced considerably lower than the Galaxy Note 9.