Honor 10 Global launch today, live stream, specs, expected price and much more
15 May, 2018, 22:55
Honor India will launch its budget smartphone, dubbed as the Honor 7C in India on May 22. Is this a recipe for success or is Honor courting disaster?
Honor 10 are the most superior smartphone in the Chinese e-brand yet. The Honor 10's got plenty of features worth shouting about, certainly qualifying as a flagship in our book. Around the back, the Honor 10 comes in the standard grey and black, in addition to a couple of stunning new iridescent hues that shift between purple and blue, or turquoise and blue.
In addition to the screen cutout on top, Honor 10 also has a bottom bezel like the Huawei P20 smartphones.Honor 10 features Qualcomm's ultrasonic fingeprint sensor which is placed at the bottom bezel.
When you look past the design, though, there's still a lot to like here.
The presence of ultrasonic fingerprint sensor, face unlock, dual rear cameras, a good front camera and powerful hardware make the Honor 10 an interesting option in its price range.
This allows the handset to work even harder for you and opens the door for more features and functions. It will be available in Black, Gold and Blue colour variants. Three customer? Then you can grab the phone from May 17. This device has what Honor suggests is 15 layers of 3D glass on its back.
On the front you get a 5.84-inch FHD+ display. In the centre, you have a marker for a fingerprint sensor. A dual-SIM slot, meanwhile, lies on the left. It is also quite slippery, especially if you have sweaty palms. It remains to be seen whether the Honor 10 can match it there. Thanks to the glossy back, it is a tad bit slippery.
As for the specifications, the smartphone features a 5.84-inch full-HD+ display with a resolution of 1080x2280 pixels along with a 19:9 aspect ratio. I had to manually increase the brightness.
Under the hood, there is a HiSilicon Kirin 970 processor coupled with ARM Cortex-A73 cores clocked at 2.36GHz and four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.8GHz. There is no microSD card support on the Honor 10. Battery size in this device is 3,400 mAh and it's coming with Honor's own Honor Super Charge for quick charging. Both also support fast charging, but not wireless charging. The Honor 10 will run on Huawei'sEMUI 8.1, based on the latest Android 8.1 Oreo operating system. Also, Honor 10 is powered by the Kirin 970 chipset which also powers the P20 Pro. There are minor animation freezes while using the device.
For photography, Huawei has already established its pedigree with its Leica-powered P-series of phones. The Honor 10 price began at CNY 2,599 (roughly Rs. 27,800) for the 6GB RAM/ 64GB inbuilt storage variant, and went up to CNY 2,999 (roughly Rs. 32,000) for the 6GB/ 128GB version.
The invites didn't mention any name of the smartphone, but the teaser image has disclosed the design of the unit and its dual-camera setup on the rear panel. Getting us started is the fingerprint scanner.