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Honor Note 10 goes official with huge screen, huge battery, middling price

Honor Note 10 goes official with huge screen, huge battery, middling price
Huawei’s fast-growing Honor sub-brand may or may not be looking to unveil its latest flagship phone on a Western stage at the IFA trade show in Berlin next month, but until then, the Honor Note 10 has gone official in China earlier today ahead of a local commercial launch tomorrow, August 1.

As thoroughly leaked, this is one massive handset, packing a battery almost as large as the one found under the hood of Apple’s 7.9-inch iPad mini 4. We’re talking a 5,000 mAh cell purportedly capable of lasting around 18 hours between charges in continuous video playback time.

Honor Note 10 goes official with huge screen, huge battery, middling price

The gargantuan battery has a fittingly huge 6.95-inch AMOLED display to keep chugging along, as well as a powerful Huawei Kirin 970 SoC including built-in artificial intelligence. The 18.5:9 2220 x 1080 screen comes with fashionably thin bezels housing a 13MP selfie camera and “chin”-mounted logo, while the fingerprint scanner is located on the back, at a nice distance from a vertically-arranged dual 16 + 24MP rear shooter setup.

All three cameras are AI-enhanced to automatically recognize various scenes and environments, adjust lighting conditions, and of course, beautify your self-portraits, with EMUI-skinned Android 8.1 Oreo software in charge of keeping everything running nice and smooth.

In addition to the already well-known GPU Turbo technology, the Honor Note 10 also supports a brand-new proprietary CPU Turbo mode aiming to squeeze the most out of Huawei’s latest high-end chipset for when you need raw power more than energy efficiency.

Honor Note 10 goes official with huge screen, huge battery, middling price

Hardcore (mobile) gamers shouldn’t worry about overheating, though, as this hot new hero device promises to stay nice and cool at all times thanks to some neat liquid cooling tricks. A pair of state-of-the-art speakers and Dolby Atmos sound enhancements wrap up a truly impressive spec sheet… for a phone that costs as little as CNY 2,799 ($410). An extra 400 yuan, or around $60, bumps up the entry-level storage space from 64 to 128 gigs while retaining a generous 6GB RAM. The top-tier configuration, pairing 128GB digital hoarding room with 8 full gigs of memory, is priced at 3,599 yuan, roughly equating to $525.

That’s a very reasonable pricing structure, but it remains to be seen how it will convert in Europe. If the Honor Note 10 is coming to the old continent after all.

source: Vmall via Weibo

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8 Comments

sunnyfpy

Posts: 262; Member since: May 12, 2013

Ridiculous,OS 7.0

MaryPoopins

Posts: 324; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Because as we all know, the instant a new version of an OS is released, the previous one becomes obsolete and useless, right?

imlegitcusimthasht

Posts: 306; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

It says 8.1, well so what Nougat was a great OS

Farcaster

Posts: 128; Member since: Apr 16, 2018

Note? Where's the stylus?

Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1352; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Good question.

ZombieHunter

Posts: 256; Member since: Oct 13, 2013

I like the 1080 screens, but on a 7" device, they prob should have gone with at least a 2k

AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Not too shabby. Keep at it, eat into the premium OEM lunches as much as you can. Time to inspire lower pricing amongst other OEM.

ajwillingham

Posts: 38; Member since: Jan 17, 2015

Being a former owner of the Honor Note 8 after the Note 7 debacle, I must say, I am intrigued. The Note 8 had huge blacl bezels on the sides that were not present in any of the marketing material and the camera sucked unless pictures were taken under perfect lighting conditions. If both of those are fixed, Huawei may have a real winner on their hands. Well... those fixes and being able to put stock Android on the phone though the OpenKirin project because EMUI is awful.

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