Chinese device manufacturer Huawei has finally launched the much-awaited Honor 10 globally at an event in London. The phone, priced at Rs 32,999, will be available for purchase exclusively on Flipkart starting May 16 midnight.
The phone was launched initially in China in April and incorporates top-of-the-line specs from Huawei’s stable at a more affordable price, clearly targeting youngsters. The timing and the pricing of the phone clearly show Huawei’s intentions to take on OnePlus 6, one of the most anticipated Android smartphones of the year launching May 16.
The phone with advanced AI capabilities borrows a lot from the company’s flagship P20 series and is built around a metal frame, with glass front and back. The most noticeable change the phone sports from its predecessor is the notch display inspired from the iPhone X which is the latest rage among the newer Android phones.
Honor has still retained the fingerprint sensor at the front of the phone, leaving the phone with a slightly thick bezel at the bottom. The phone sports very thin edges at the sides and the top otherwise. The fingerprint sensor, however, is a second generation ultrasonic fingerprint sensor which will unlock the phone even with a wet finger.
Honor 10 sports a 5.84-inch, full-HD+ LCD display with a resolution of 1080×2280 pixels and features a 19:9 aspect ratio. The phone has dimensions of 149.6×71.2×7.7mm and weighs 153 grams.
The phone runs on Huawei’s EMUI 8.1 OS, which is based on Android 8.1 Oreo. Powering the device is an octa-core Huawei 970 processor. The phone will come with a 6GB RAM and 128GB memory. The device, however, does not support memory expansion.
On the camera front, the phone sports a dual-rear camera setup with 16MP + 24MP primary sensors with an aperture rate of f/1.8. The primary camera is capable of capturing 4K videos at 30fps. The phone sports a 24MP front camera for selfies. The company has branded Honor 10’s rear camera as an ‘AI camera’ with AI 2.0 technology which enhances the quality of the images captured. AI 2.0 technology also assists the front camera with more advanced face-detection along with better selfie images.
Honor 10 is powered by a 3,400 mAh battery which supports quick charging technology. The company claims the phone is capable of gaining 50 percent charge in 25 minutes. The phone supports 7-channel audio with its Hi-Fi 7-channel audio chip. The phone retains 3.5mm audio jack along with other features such as Type-C connector, Bluetooth 4.2, front-mounted fingerprint sensor, Corning Gorilla Glass screen protection etc.