Chinese electronics company Huawei’s sub-brand Honor has today launched flagship smartphone at an event in London. The smartphone – Honor 10 – will be going on sale in India exclusively via Flipkart starting tomorrow. Being the company’s flagship of the year, Honor 10 comes with high–end specifications including a dual rear camera setup, a 24MP front facing snapper, a display with 19:9 aspect ratio and iPhone X like notch design plus more. In terms of design, Honor 10 comes with the gradient colour finish that we previously saw in Huawei’s P20 Pro smartphone.
Price and availability
Although Honor 10 is available in two storage variants globally, in India the company will only be launching the 6GB RAM/128GB onboard storage variant. The smartphone will be priced at Rs 32,999 and will be available exclusively via Flipkart starting midnight, May 16. Honor 10 will be available in two colour variants in the country — Midnight Black and Phantom Blue.
If you buy the device between May 16 and May 18, there are two exchange offers you can avail. The company is offering an additional discount of Rs 5,000 over the regular exchange value for all Honor devices and a few other select smartphones. Besides this, you can exchange all other devices and get an additional discount of Rs 3,000 over the regular exchange value. If you have a Bajaj Finserv card, you can get a no cost EMI if you buy the smartphone on May 16. Those who have Axis Bank cards will get a 10% instant discount on the smartphone.
A Jio offer is also available with Honor 10 that includes Rs 1,200 cashback and 100GB of additional data. The offer also comes with Rs 3,300 worth of partner vouchers. On buying the Honor 10 from Hi Honor online store, customers will be given a coupon worth Rs 500 and up to Rs 2,000 of Mobikwik cashback.
Honor flagship smartphone runs Android 8.1 Oreo topped with EMUI 8.1 and features a 5.84-inch full-HD+ FullView display with an aspect ratio of 19:9. Powered by the home brewed HiSilicon Kirin 970 processor paired with 6GB RAM, the smartphone comes with 128GB of internal storage. However, there is no slot on the smartphone for a microSD card.
Honor 10 houses a 3400mAh battery and comes with an Ultrasonic Under Glass fingerprint sensor which is integrated with its home button.
Talking about the cameras of the device, Honor 10 comes with a dual rear camera setup with 24MP and 16MP sensors which come with an AI photography mode. This mode enables the cameras of the smartphone to recognize objects in real-time. The company is even calling Honor 10’s dual rear camera setup as ‘AI Camera.’ The AI technology in the camera is said to enable features like 3D Portrait Lighting and HDR. For selfies and video calls, there is an ‘AI Camera’ on the smartphone’s front panel that with a 24MP sensor.
The smartphone also sports a 7.1 multi-channel Hi-Fi audio chip that comes with support for 7-channel sound effects. For connectivity, it comes with 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi Bluetooth v4.2, USB Type-C, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.