The Chinese brands Huawei and Honor and running some superb handsets side by side, and there seems to be no let up in the popularity of either of these related offerings. Among the most sought-out handsets in Asian markets today is the Honor 10, Honor’s latest flagship model that provides great bang for the buck. Now, there is a twofold reason for Honor 10 buyers to be happier about their handset, as Honor has announced a new update coming in August.
Honor 10: AIS, GPU Turbo update
The Chinese manufacturer has made it official that come August 3 and Honor 10 will receive an update which will take its camera and gaming performance up a notch. The update will add Automatic Image Stabilization as well as GPU Turbo to the device, making its photography capabilities much better and boosting its overall performance.
According to Huawei, GPU Turbo can improve handset performance by 60 percent while reducing power consumption by up to 30 percent. Needless to say, that will make the Honor 10 a much better performer than it already is. The GPU Turbo is expected to make gaming smoother for Honor 10 users.
The Automatic Image Stabilization (AIS) is expected to make images better by the use of artificial intelligence. The company claims that the AIS has an accuracy of 98 percent, with the feature helping to stabilize imagery within 0.02 seconds. Until now, we have seen Electronic and Optical Image Stabilization on smartphone cameras, so let’s see what improvement the AIS can make over them. The Honor 10 is already equipped with Electronic Image Stabilization.
Honor 10: Price in India, Variants
The Honor 10 is priced at Rs 35,999 for the Indian market, but the best deal presently is at Flipkart, under the Flipkart Big Shopping Days sale. The device can be bought for a selling price of Rs 29,999, which is a flat Rs 6,000 discount. The device comes in Midnight Black and Phantom Blue colors only one storage variant — 6GB RAM plus 128GB internal storage.
Among the best offers are No Cost EMIs from Rs 5,000 a month, up to Rs 15,000 off on handset exchange, a buyback guarantee of Rs 13,200, and Rs 1,750 off on the selling price for using SBI credit card.
From Jio, you get Rs 1,200 cashback in recharge vouchers provided you activate Jio 4G prepaid SIM on the new Honor 10 handset. You also get Rs 3,300 in shopping vouchers to be used from MyJio app, and an additional 100 GB data in recharges of 5GB data upper limit. Axis Bank Buzz credit card users will get Rs 200 off on the selling price.
Honor 10: Specifications, Features
The Honor 10 takes pride in its camera sensors that come with AI features. Both the rear 24MP+16MP camera and front 24MP camera are AI-enabled, which means that the front and rear cameras will select the best photography settings for each scene being shot. The front camera sensor is enhanced light-sensitive for clearer selfies, and both cameras have the much-loved Bokeh effect feature, where the background is blurred to focus on the subject of the camera. The cameras also have special studio-lighting effects, facial modeling and face recognition.
Among other notable features of the handset is its ultrasonic under-glass fingerprint scanner on the front, and the company claims it can take wet hands just as easily.
The Honor 10 is powered by the Huawei flagship Kirin 970 octa-core processor with a primary clock speed of 2.3 GHz, and it packs a 5.84-inch Full HD+ display with 19:9 aspect ratio. The 3,400 mAh battery on the handset comes with fast charge support.