Huawei Honor V series is popular in China but is yet to make a debut in India. But as per a recent report, Huawei can launch the new Huawei Honor V10 in the Indian market soon. There is a growing concern for Huawei as far as the Indian market is concerned; they are losing market share to Xiaomi and other Chinese rivals like Oppo and Vivo.
Also, Huawei is hosting an event on 5th December 2017 to launch the mid-range Huawei Honor 7X in India.
Let’s go a little back and talk about the Huawei Honor V8 which was launched on 10th May 2016 in China. It was one of the earliest phones from Huawei which came with a Dual Camera setup. Powering the phone is the Kirin 950 processor and has a large 5.7-inch display.
Next, Huawei launched the Huawei Honor V9 in Feb 2017, which came with Kirin 960 processor and 12 MP Dual Rear camera and whopping 6 GB RAM. The Honor V9 also got an improved Quad HD Display with 5.7 Inch screen size.
Huawei Honor V10 Details and Specs
Design and Display
Fast Forward to November 2017, Huawei has just released the new Huawei Honor V10 which comes with near Bezel-less display and also manages to have a front mounted fingerprint scanner. This is one of the first phones to come with an 18:9 bezel-less display, and also with a front mounted fingerprint scanner. Most other bezel-less phones either have it at the back or they don’t have it like the iPhone X.
The design looks similar to the R11 or the OnePlus 5 with metallic unibody construction and even has the dual rear cameras at the top left corner. Also, the antenna bands are like the iPhone 7 unnoticeably present at the top and bottom edge. However, the Dual Rear Cameras bulge outward and have significant camera bump.
The Honor V10 has a 5.99 Inch Full HD+ (2160*1080) pixels display which comes with 2.5D Curved Glass at the top. The large full vision display is ideal for media consumption and is similar to the Huawei Honor 7X and the Huawei Mate 10.
The device is sleek and measures just 6.97 mm in thickness and weighs 172 grams.
Powering the Honor View 10 is the cutting edge Huawei Kirin 970 processor, developed by Huawei. Also, the processor comes with special Artificial Intelligence features similar to the Apple A11 neural networks.
Powering the Honor V10 Is the Cutting Edge Kirin 970 Chipset.
Notably, the Kirin 970 uses the futuristic 10 Nm process and is an 8 Core processor along with a 12 Core GPU.
Also, it has a Neural Processing Unit (NPU) which utilizes both on device AI and cloud AI to improve the user experience. Additionally, the mobile comes with a 4 GB Ram variant, and there is even a higher version offering 6 GB of Ram.
The Honor V10 is available in 3 variants:
- 64 GB Storage and 4 GB RAM – Price 2499 Yuan or Rs 24,500.
- 64 GB Storage and 6 GB RAM – Price 2999 Yuan or Rs 29,500.
- 128 GB Storage and 6 GB RAM – Price 3499 Yuan or Rs 34,500.
Thankfully, the Huawei Honor V10 comes with the latest Android Oreo 8.0 update and runs on the Huawei EMUI 8.0 skin along with the base Google OS. As per Android Distribution data from Google, so far only 0.3% of the Android devices run on the Android Oreo while 20.6% of the mobiles have the Android Nougat, rest of the phones are still running on the legacy Google OS.
One of the key highlights of the Huawei Honor V10 is its Dual rear camera.There is a 16-megapixel RGB sensor which captures the colors, and there is a 20 Megapixel Monochrome sensor to capture the image details. The software merges both the images and creates the final image.
Also, the camera comes with the portrait mode support which is becoming important for end users for clicking shots with Bokeh effect.
The front camera has a 13 Megapixel resolution and even comes with AI support to capture selfies.
Battery Life And Other Features
Further, it comes with a 3750 mAH capacity battery which can keep it going all day without the need for a second charge. Additionally, there is a 5V/4.5A supercharger which can charge the V10 swiftly.
The device comes with the necessary Dual Sim support. Unfortunately, the second sim slot is a hybrid. The connectivity options include USB – Type, NFC, Bluetooth, GPS and 4G VOLTE.
Also, it is available for pre-order in China from 5th December 2017 at the aforementioned prices. As per the latest rumor, the Honor V10 can launch in India / US and some other countries as Honor View 10. Also, Huawei already has the Huawei Honor V8 Pro that they launched to compete against the OnePlus 5 and may soon unveil the View 10 in India to battle against the top-selling OnePlus 5T.
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