Honor Note 10 Listed on Chinese Retail Site Ahead of Launch on July 31

Honor's upcoming flagship phablet and Galaxy Note 9 rival Honor Note 10 has been listed online by Chinese e-commerce giant Jingdong ahead of its launch on July 31.

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Huawei’s online brand Honor is set to launch its first flagship phablet of the year in China at an event on July 31. Ahead of the phablet’s launch in the country, a new Honor Note 10 listing has been spotted on China’s Jingdong e-commerce platform. The Honor Note 10 was first listed on JD.com earlier this month.

Honor Note 10: Listed Online by Jingdong

The latest Honor Note 10 listing on Jingdong confirms all the previous leaks that we have seen over the last few weeks. Unlike the Honor 10 and other flagship Huawei smartphones launched earlier this year, the Honor Note 10 has a FullView display without a notch at the top. However, despite the lack of a notch, the screen-to-body ratio of the Honor phablet does look quite impressive.

Apart from confirming the design of the Honor Note 10, the Jingdong listing doesn’t reveal anything new. The smartphone has been listed with a price tag of 9,998 yuan, which is obviously not accurate. We expect Jingdong to update the listing with the official pricing soon after the phablet is made official on July 31.

Honor Note 10: Leaked Specifications, Features

Even though the latest Jingdong listing doesn’t reveal the full spec sheet of the phablet, we do have a fair idea of what to expect from the Honor Note 10, thanks to the phablet receiving TENAA certification recently. According to the Honor Note 10 listing on TENAA, the phablet will arrive with a 6.96-inch Super AMOLED FullView display featuring an 18.5:9 aspect ratio. The display resolution, however, is yet to be confirmed. Powering the Honor Note 10 will be an octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 970 chipset, similar to the Honor 10 and other Huawei Group flagships released this year. In the memory department, the Honor Note 10 will come in 6GB and 8GB RAM variants with 64GB / 128GB / 512GB storage options. Further expansion, however, will not be supported.

In terms of optics, the Honor Note 10 will feature a 16MP + 24MP AI dual-camera setup on the back. Both the primary 16MP RGB and 20MP monochrome secondary sensors on the Honor Note 10 are expected to be paired with f/1.8 aperture lenses. For selfies, the phablet will feature a 13MP front-facing camera, a definite downgrade when compared to the 24MP snapper found on the Honor 10. While the Honor Note 10 is not expected to be as impressive as some of the other Huawei and Honor flagship smartphones released this year for selfie lovers, the phablet will certainly impress power users with its huge 4900mAh capacity juicer. However, when compared to the rumored 6000mAh capacity, the 4900mAh battery does seem slightly disappointing. We expect the phablet to come with the SuperCharge fast charging technology as well, so you will not have to wait very long for the large battery to be fully charged. The Honor Note 10 is also expected to feature a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and an IR blaster. Going by the TENAA listing, Honor Note 10 will measure 177 x 85 x 7.65mm in terms of dimensions and weigh in at a hefty 230 grams. The flagship phablet will be shipping with the Android 8.1 Oreo-based EMUI 8.2 out of the box.

Honor Note 10: Expected Price in India

Huawei has significantly increased its focus on the Indian market this year and has launched several new products across various price segments. While Honor hasn’t officially confirmed it just yet, it is expected that the Honor Note 10 will be arriving in India soon after its debut in China. We expect the flagship Honor phablet to be priced under Rs.40,000 in India.