Honor is reportedly preparing to launch a successor to its Honor 9X smartphone which was announced last year. However, the name of this upcoming device is likely going to be Honor X10 and not Honor 10X. A screengrab has been circulating on the internet about a listing of the Honor X10, which has since been removed. Apart from the screengrab, a reputed Chinese tipster on Weibo called Digital Chat Station has also revealed that Honor intends to rename the next phone in its X-series as the Honor X10.
It is believed that Honor has renamed its smartphone as X10 so as to not confuse it with Xiaomi’s upcoming Redmi 10X smartphone. While the Redmi 10X is touted to be a 4G device, the alleged Honor X10 will likely be a 5G device and the cheapest one at that. The Redmi K30 5G currently holds the tag for the cheapest 5G-capable device starting at CNY 1,999. The Honor X10 could likely start at a lower price point and it will probably be running the recently announced Kiri 820 5G chipset.
Details about the Honor X10 are sparse at the moment. The phone has a listing on the Chinese e-commerce website Jingdong Mall but there is no mention of any specifications and the pricing of CNY 9,999 is incorrect. It is being reported that the phone will likely have a punch-hole on the front and it may house a 64MP lens as the primary camera on the back.
The Honor 9X had made its way to India last year so it would be reasonable to assume that the X10 should be announced in the country as well. However, the Coronavirus pandemic has put a temporary halt to any smartphone launches in the country. We will have the latest on the smartphone as soon as any new update comes out so stay tuned.