Huawei's Honor 10 flagship smartphone is finally here

Ismael LynchMay 16, 2018

Today, Honor launched their 2018 flagship smartphone, the Honor 10. It will be available from midnight, Wednesday, May 16 in India, exclusively via Flipkart.

The Honor 10 arrives in the United Kingdom at 4 p.m. BST on May 15, priced £399 outright. The launch event of the smartphone will be live streamed online on YouTube channel. In Europe and the United Kingdom, the smartphone will be bundled with Monster Earphone II with Hi-Res Audio support, and a tailor-made sound profile for the Honor 10.

The process taken to achieve the Honor 10's minimalist finish wasn't simple, it was a result of the world-class industrial techniques and sophisticated engineering processes, which required the utmost precision and delicacy. Powering the handset is Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset with 6GB of RAM and Adreno 540 GPU for graphics. The chipset is coupled with 6GB of RAM with either 64GB or 128GB of non-user expandable storage.

But why should you consider buying the Honor 10 in the first place?

The Honor 10 is compact and easy to hold in one hand, thanks to the tall 5.84-inch display with 19:9 aspect ratio. On the front side, there's an 8-megapixel selfie shooter with the display acting as a smart soft light. Finally, it also has a home button, with a fingerprint sensor embedded under the glass. At the back, you have dual cameras placed on the top left with an LED flash. The same can be seen on Huawei P20 series. The new Honor 10 is the former, so get used to it. There's also a 24MP + 16MP dual-camera setup around back, and just like on the Mate 10 Pro and P20, Honor is using AI as a major feature here. The front camera supports bokeh mode, and it also has support for studio lighting effects in a range of lighting conditions. It can accurately identify people, animals, grass, sky. The notch was witnessed by the Apple on its iPhone X. Well, I will be putting the smartphone through its paces over the next few days, and will reserve my judgment till then. On the software front, the smartphone runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with EMUI 8.1 layered on top. There is a dual SIM slot but, no space for a microSD card. The phone charges via USB Type-C and supports fast charging with the company's Super Charge technology claimed to offer 50 per cent charge in 25 minutes of charging. There's also an ultrasonic fingerprint reader found under the glass chin of the Honor 10 on the front. At this price point, the device will be a strong contender against upcoming OnePlus 6.

You can find out more about the Honor 10, how it compares with its rivals and how much it impressed us in our Honor 10 review.

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