Huawei has recently launched the Honor V10 in China with a 18:9 display powered by Huawei’s own Kirin 970 Chip. The phone comes with Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box. The flagship phone was launched in an event in Beijing and gives us an outlook of the phone before it’s Europe launch.
The phone is Huawei’s another attempt it keep the 2017 design game with the “FullView” Display which has an 18:9 aspect ratio.
The screen is a 5.99-inch LCD panel with a 1,080 x 2,160 resolution (Full HD+). This isn’t a true bezel-less display though, in fact, the phone even has space to fit in a front-facing fingerprint scanner despite the relatively high screen-to-body ratio. The absence of an OLED panel can’t be ignored, too.
The Honor V10 is powered by Huawei’s own octo-core HiSilicon Kirin chip. There are three variants with different RAM and Storage options, which are 4/64 GB and 6/128GB. Both of these also support microSD card upto 256 GB
The phone now features dual camera module. This new module consists of a 16 MP colour and a 20 MP monochrome sensor. We’ve seen this type of combination earlier like the Essential Phone. Sadly, there’s no Optical Image Stabilization but it does have Real-Time Scene and Object Recognition functions thanks to Huawei’s AI tech.
The front has a 13MP shooter which is also used for the facial recognition feature for the phone. . At the reveal event, Honor representatives reportedly claimed that the AI will notice when another person is using the phone and will obscure all incoming calls and notifications, which is absolutely interesting.
In addition, the V10 runs Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box with Huawei’s EMUI 8.0 skin over the top. It also packs a respectably-sized 3,750 mAh battery with support for fast charging (from zero to 50% in half an hour, Honor claims), and sticks with a traditional 3.5mm headphone jack.
Unfortunately, the phone isn’t waterproof unlike even the iPhones nowadays.
Honor phones tend to have an eye-popping aesthetic that shuns subtlety for bright colors and brash design. The metal-bodied V10 tones this approach down slightly, but only if you’re looking at the Black version. If you’re looking to turn some heads, you’ll want the Aurora Blue, Gold, or Red model.
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