Honor didn’t seem to be too impressed with launching just an 8GB RAM variant of the Honor 10, and has renamed it to Honor 10 GT, indicating the support for Honor’s GPU Turbo technology that it introduced with its Honor Play smartphone a couple of weeks back.
While the Honor 10 was launched back in April this year, the smartphone came with 6GB of RAM which has now been upgraded to 8GB to match the trend of overkill RAM configurations on smartphones. The Honor 10 GT, along with 8GB of RAM also has support for Honor’s GPU Turbo technology, which promises to improve and boost gaming or other GPU intensive activities by 60% while reducing the power consumption by 30%. On the camera front, there is support for a new AI-based feature known as AIS. While OIS and EIS have been the go-to camera stabilization techniques on smartphones for a good amount of time, Huawei is now bringing in AI into this as well and calling it Artificial Intelligence Stabilization or AIS technology that tunes the camera to automatically detect and capture stunning night shots without noise even under extremely low lit conditions without the use of a tripod.
Other than these few additions, the specifications of the Honor 10 GT are the same as the ones found on the regular Honor 10 launched a few months back. The Kirin 970 SoC handles CPU duties along with the Mali-G72 MP12 GPU. The front sports a 5.84-inch Full HD+ LCD display. The dual rear cameras have a resolution of 16 and 24MP while the latter is a monochrome sensor, with an aperture of f/1.8 along with support for PDAF and AI scene recognition. The front-facing camera is a 24MP shooter with an aperture of f/2.0. The smartphone comes with a 3400mAh battery and the RAM/storage has been upgraded to 8GB/128GB.
The Honor 10 GT will go on sale in China from July 24th onwards. The pricing of the smartphone has not been announced yet. If you already own an Honor 10 smartphone, then the GPU Turbo technology will be on its way to your device from July 15 onwards, while the rollout of the AIS feature should begin by the end of the month. Seems like this is just a marketing gimmick, as renaming a device with a higher RAM configuration doesn’t really have any significance.