The new Honor 10 Keeps the Headphone Jack and Embraces the Notch
While Huawei gears up to bring its new P20 series high-end phones to various markets, its other smartphone brand — Honor has today unveiled its own flagship of the year today in China. Called the “Honor 10”, it largely resembles the Huawei P20 with an all-glass body, a notch-equipped tall screen, the internals, and even the tempting Twilight color option. There’s one big difference, though — the Honor 10 retains the 3.5mm headphone jack (yay!).
The Honor 10 features a 5.84-inch Full HD+ screen on the front. And like the P20, it’s an LCD panel. The phone also keeps the home button on the chin which also houses the fingerprint sensor. Powering the Honor 10 is the company’s own Kirin 970 octa-core chipset, 6GB of RAM, 64 or 128GB of internal storage which is not expandable, and a 3,400 battery that is compatible with quick charging.
There are two f/1.8 camera sensors on the rear — one 24-megapixel and another 16-megapixel for enabling features like depth-of-field effects and studio lighting. Being an Honor flagship, it does miss out on the Leica branding. You’ll, however, find all the usual AI tricks here as well which automatically update the more advanced camera settings based on what you’re shooting.
On the front, it comes with a 24-megapixel selfie snapper. It runs on Android Oreo 8.1 with Honor’s custom EMUI 8.1 skin on top. The software also lets users hide the notch. You can also unlock the phone with your face, although there are no special sensors present here.
It will be available in a handful of colors — Black, Teal, and Twilight. The Honor 10 is priced at 2,599 Yuan (~Rs 27,000) for the 6GB RAM, 64GB storage, and the 128GB variant will cost you 2,999 Yuan (~Rs 31,500). It will go on sale in China starting from this month’s 27th. Preorders open on April 26th.
Honor 10 Specifications
- Dimensions: 149.6 x 71.2 x 7.7 mm; Weight: 153 grams
- 5.84-inch Full HD+ (2280 x 1080 pixels) LCD screen
- Huawei Kirin 970 chipset, 6GB RAM, 64/128GB internal eMMC 5.1 storage
- Rear Cameras: 16-megapixel + 24-megapixel, Dual LED flash, f/1.8
- Front Camera: 24-megapixel
- Android 8.1 Oreo, EMUI 8.1
- 3,400mAh battery, quick charging
- Fingerprint sensor, USB Type-C