We’re close to the release of Honor’s next smartphone, the Honor 10. The successor to the beautiful Honor 9, the Honor 10 is expected to be as powerful, as it is attractive. Honor has been releasing a great many phones over the past months, including the excellent Honor View 10, and we’re excited to see how it updates the great Honor 9. Here’s everything we know about the upcoming Honor 10.
When it comes to actual specs on the upcoming Honor 10, it may be similar to the Huawei P20. Multiple leaks suggest the Honor 10 will feature the same Kirin 970 processor found in the new Huawei phones, and the older Mate 10 Pro. And since the Kirin processor features Huawei’s proprietary Neural Processing Unit (NPU) it’s all but certain the phone will have extensive AI features, just like the Honor View 10.
In China, where the phone will be announced on April 19, local regulatory body TENAA has certified a series of phones with model numbers linked to the Honor 10. If it’s accurate, the Honor 10 will have a 5.8-inch screen with a 2240 x 1080 pixel resolution, the Kirin 970 processor and either a 4GB/64GB or 6GB/128GB RAM and memory configuration, plus a 3,320mAh battery, dual-SIM, and Android 8.1 Oreo.
Other details listed on the TENAA site include USB Type-C, stereo speakers, NFC, and a fingerprint sensor.
The Huawei P20 and P20 Pro both feature best-in-class cameras, how will the Honor 10 compare, seeing as it will share some specs and design traits with the Huawei flagship?
Leaked images certainly suggest the Honor 10 will feature a dual camera setup. The TENAA listing states a 16-megapixel camera and 24-megapixel camera on the rear, with a 24-megapixel selfie camera on the front. Before this, a rumor from GSMArena claimed the Honor 10 would feature a 12-megapixel primary lens as well as a 20-megapixel secondary lens.
Honor cameras are not co-engineered by Leica, unlike the cameras on the Huawei P20 and P20 Pro; but the camera software will likely be enhanced with artificial intelligence, including scene recognition, just like on the Honor View 10.
Release and availability
When should we expect to see the Honor 10? It depends where you live. Honor will announce the Honor 10 on April 19 in China, according to the company’s official Weibo social networking page. However, international audiences will have to wait until May 15 for a global version of the phone, when it’s revealed at an event in London.
While we don’t have pricing details just yet, we would expect it to come in at around $500 or less, based on current trends and Honor’s dedication to releasing competitively priced hardware.
If history is an accurate indicator of future events, it’s likely the upcoming Honor 10 will take plenty of design inspiration from the recently released Huawei P20. Recently leaked images on GSMArena show what appears to be the Honor 10. The leaked image shows a dual camera setup — horizontally mounted, rather than vertically — and no fingerprint sensor on the back of the phone. Since the Huawei P20 features a front-facing fingerprint sensor, we’re expecting something similar on the Honor 10. Another interesting feature to note is the color of the phone in the leaked image: It looks to be a variation on the twilight version of the P20.
We will continue updating our coverage as well learn more about the Honor 10.
Updated on April 16: Added specification details from TENAA for the Honor 10.
Published at Mon, 16 Apr 2018 10:23:05 +0000