Honor is Huawei’s sub-brand, but it’s a completely separate company which has had plenty of success in recent years. Honor’s smartphones have been quite popular in certain regions, especially in Asia and Europe, as they’re usually considerably more affordable than Huawei-branded handsets, and they have plenty to offer.
Honor has just introduced the Honor 10 in China, the phone that has been leaking online for a long time now. This handset is basically a blend between the Honor 9 and the Huawei P20, and you’ll see why later on, as we get to talk more about its design. The Honor 10 actually arrive in a couple of different variants, and it’s worth noting that its global launch will follow on May 15, that is something that Honor already announced a while back.
Specifications of the device are:
- 5.84-inch FHD+ LCD display with 19:9 aspect ratio with a notch
- Kirin 970 chipset
- 6 GB RAM + 64 GB storage and 6 GB RAM + 128 GB storage
- EMUI 8.1 with Android 8.1 Oreo
- 3,400mAh non-removable battery
- Rear:16-megapixel (f/1.8 aperture) and 24-megapixel (f/1.8 aperture)
- Front: 24-megapixel camera (f/2.0 aperture)
- USB Type C and a headphone jack
The device was announced in Blue, Black, Gray, and Purple color variants. The Honor 10, as already mentioned, resembles the Huawei P20 quite a bit, but it actually looks most like a cross between the Honor 9, its predecessor, and the Huawei P20, one of Huawei’s flagships. The device is made out of metal and glass, its frame is made out of metal, while two sheets of glass are placed on each side of it.
As this is China model’s announcement of the phone, availability and pricing info is available only for the Chinese market, of course. Having said that, Honor did release detailed info when it comes to the device’s availability, and the phone’s China pricing also gives us a good idea as to how much will the phone cost elsewhere. In any case, the phone’s 6GB RAM variant with 64GB of native storage is priced at 2,599 Yuan ($414) in China, while its counterpart with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage costs 2,999 Yuan ($478). Registrations for the first sale of the Honor 10 kicks off today, and the phone will become available for purchase (as part of a flash sale) on April 27, the sale itself will commence at 10:08AM (local time). The phone will be available via vMall, Tmall, Suning, and some other stores in China.