Honor View 10 unveiled to take on the OnePlus 5T with dual camera and big battery
Honor just unveiled the next installment in its acclaimed value-for-money line, fittingly dubbed the View 10. Abbreviated as V10 in China, the "View" in the title refers to the screen, as this is the first device in Honor's roster with the trendy 18:9 aspect ratio, that makes handsets narrower and easier to operate with one hand, albeit a tad taller than a similar display diagonal in the traditional 16:9 ratio.
Mate 10 Pro, save for the price tag, which is expected to be more in line with the OnePlus 5T than Huawei's $900 flagship. Present are its 1080 x 2060 pixels 6" display, the Kirin 970 chipset, the 6 GB RAM / 128 GB storage memory combo, as well as the 20 MP monochrome camera sensor on the back.
Where the View 10 gives, are the battery pack, which is 3750mAh, as opposed to 4000mAh on the Mate 10 Pro, the 16 MP RGB sensor, as well as the unfortunate fingerprint scanner placement at the front, which would be a pain to use on the 157mm tall handset, though some folks do like their fingerprint readers just below the display. There are no stereo speakers or other shenanigans, but at half the price of the 10 Pro, the V10 maybe one of the best value for money phones you will be able to get in the US next month, when the phone will be released at this side of the pond.
With fast charging, you will go from zero to a full battery in about one and a half hours, claims Honor, and, knowing their other handsets, we have no reason to doubt this claim. The 3750 mAh juicer is good for 22 days on standby, and 23 hours of continuous talking, which bodes very well for the phone's overall longevity on a charge. Needless to say, the V10 has face unlock, too, soothing the thumb pain needed to stretch all the way down to go home.
The phone will be available in black and blue, and will land with Oreo on board, coated by Huawei's latest EMUI 8.0, which is one of the most feature-rich yet unobtrusive Android overlays this side of stock edition phones. Shaping up to be another slam dunk by Honor, the V10 supports two SIM cards with LTE connectivity at once (on GSM carriers like AT&T or T-Mobile), plus one of those slots can house a microSD card instead, should you wish to expand on the already generous 128 GB storage, neat.
Honor says that the V10 will be released in the US, as well as some other major markets like United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain on January 8, 2018. The set price is EUR 499.9 /449.99 GBP for those, which in the US would likely translate to $499, placing it in a direct clash with the OnePlus 5T. Any takers?