After a series of leaks and revelations, Honor 10 finally launched today in China. The Honor 10 has been modeled after the top-end Huawei P20 series, but gets a few changes under the hood for the more affordable tag. Contrary to rumors, there is no Pro version of the Honor 10. It is available in two versions based on storage. The one with 64GB internal storage is priced at RMB 2,599 (approximately Rs 27,000) while the 128GB onboard storage variant priced at RMB 2,999 (approximately Rs 31,500).
One of the talking points of the Honor 10 is its Huawei P20-inspired Twilight glass design. The smartphone also gets other top-end features including higher screen-to-body ratio, dual-camera module, and more. Here’s a look at the top features of the Honor 10.
Glass design and notch display: The Honor 10 features a curved glass design at the back with a coating that changes color as you move the angle of the phone. The phone is available in Phantom Blue and Mirage Purple color choices. In addition to the new design, the Honor 10 also boasts a notch on the front which allows for a 19:9 aspect ratio.
Hardware: The Honor 10 is equipped with Kirin 970 octa-core SoC that comes with a dedicated Neural Processing Unit (NPU), along with AI capabilities which also assists in the desired camera output. The chipset is claimed to be capable of processing high-quality image effects two times faster than the iPhone X.
Dual cameras with 3D portrait lighting: Honor 10 packs a combination of 24-megapixel and 16-megapixel sensors at the back. Up front, there's a 24-megapixel camera. What is interesting is that the smartphone gets iPhone X-like 3D portrait lighting effects to give you enhanced, a studio-like effect on portraits.
Face unlock: For most smartphones these days, authentication via face recognition has become a standard. The Honor 10 also allows you to use the facial mapping technique to authenticate. In case you find it too fancy, you can always use the dedicated physical fingerprint sensor present on the smartphone.
Android Oreo: Honor 10 runs the newer Android version out-of-the-box. Delivering subtle customizations to the users is the EMUI 8.1 Android akin layered atop.