Honor, Huawei‘s e-brand, has confirmed that its flagship Honor View10 smartphone will be available in India at Rs 29,999. The smartphone will go on sale starting January 8, and will be available exclusively from Amazon India. Those interested can now register for the device, and the smartphone will be available via open sale.
At Rs 29,999, the Honor View10 replaces Honor 8 Pro and will compete against OnePlus 5T, the other mid-range premium flagship smartphone. In terms of features, the Honor View10 features a 5.99-inch display with Full HD+ resolution of 2160×1080 pixels. The display supports the new taller 18:9 aspect ratio, but Honor is placing the fingerprint sensor at the front.
The smartphone is powered by company’s own HiSilicon Kirin 970 chipset, which also includes a dedicated Neural Processing Unit for handling AI-related tasks. The Honor View10 comes in only one memory option – 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. The device also supports expandable storage up to 256GB via using a microSD card.
The Honor View10, like other smartphones from the company, features dual rear camera setup. It features a primary 16-megapixel RGB color sensor and a secondary 20-megapixel monochrome sensor. The primary 16-megapixel color sensor has wider f/1.8 aperture and supports AI functions like scene recognition supported by the dedicated neural processing unit. There is a 13-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture and support for portrait mode and beautification feature.
The Honor View10 supports connectivity options like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC and 4G LTE. It runs EMUI 8.0 based on Android 8.0 Oreo, and sports bottom-mounted speaker. The smartphone is backed by a 3,750mAh battery along with support for Huawei’s properietary fast charging feature.
With Honor 8 Pro, Honor managed to surprise with a device that matched OnePlus 3T in terms of performance and was available at discounted price. With the View10, Honor is undercutting OnePlus 5T primarily in terms of price and yet offers a future ready device when AI becomes mainstream. The Honor View10 will be available in Navy Blue and Midnight Black colors.