Honor 10 just landed with chameleon body, AI camera, and nice price


As one of the last holdouts to launch their flagship handset globally, Huawei's sub-brand honor took the stage today to announce the Honor 10 - a phone that's packed to the gills with features, which will be sold at a great value-for-money ratio, as we are accustomed to from the brand. Is it just a "fragile P20," as a user commented during the launch?

Well, just like the P20, the Honor 10 ships with a glass-coated back that shifts its colors at an angle, introducing the so-called "color radiance" Aurora Glass coating technology to the Honor line, but only in the Phantom Blue and Phantom Green hues. The notch-y front with 5.8" FHD+ display is also here, as is the Kirin 970 processor, the same that powers the Huawei P20, and as are the 4GB RAM plus 64/128GB storage configurations.

The high-quality dual-camera setup (16MP RGB+24MP monochrome) is different than the P20, though, and features f/1.8 aperture, PDAF (phase detection autofocus), as well as AI-powered scene recognition, plus intelligent image stabilization. There's a 24-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture housed in the notch, and a fingerprint sensor placed in the home key.

Honor 10 is powered by a 3,400 mAh battery with ultrafast 5A charging support that goes to 50% in 25 minutes. There's a wide range of connectivity options such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, USB Type-C, and LTE support. Android 8.1 Oreo with the company's own EMUI 8.1 on top rounds up the pretty package.

So far so good, we didn't expect the Honor 10 to be much different from what was already outed in China, but we know what you are most interested in - the pricing scheme for the Wild Wild West... and East. The phone will be available in 26 countries starting as soon as today, for €449.90 or £399.99 (128GB version), or just €399.90 for the basic 64GB option, which is a very good deal no matter how you slice it, and the company is even throwing in free Bluetooth headphones to the early adopters. Now the only thing left is to put this puppy through our cold and calculating review grind, and hope it comes away unscathed.

source: Honor
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