The Honor 10 is Basically a Cheaper Huawei P20


Today during an event in China, Huawei’s sub-brand, Honor, unveiled its new flagship smartphone known as the Honor 10. And in more ways than one, it’s basically a cheaper version of its parent’s flagship, the P20.

Starting with the design, the Honor 10 is made out of glass and comes in color schemes similar to the P20’s gradient finishes. Admittedly, they look pretty good in the press renders Honor provides and probably looks even better in real life.


On the front sits a 5.84-inch 2280×1080 LCD bezel-less display with a notch cut out at the top (yes, that’s the world we live in now) and a 19:9 aspect ratio. Below the screen sits a fingerprint reader, while a USB-C port and headphone jack (!) sit at the bottom.

Inside the phone, you’ll find the same processor as the P20: the Kirin 970 with a neural processing unit (NPU) for AI operations. You can configure the phone with up to 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, just like the P20. Android 8.1 Oreo, a Mali-G72 MP12 GPU, a 3400mAh battery, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, and NFC round off the internals.


As for cameras, the Honor 10 includes a dual sensor setup on the back consisting of one main 16MP shooter and a secondary monochrome 24MP lens. With both shooters, you can take portrait mode photos, use lossless zoom, capture natural black and white images, and use Huawei’s AI camera technology to identify scenes and automatically get the best photograph possible. A 24MP selfie shooter sits up front.

Clearly, the Honor 10 is very similar to the P20. Fortunately, however, its price isn’t. Sitting at a starting price of 2599 yuan (around $414), it’s roughly $400 less than the starting price of the P20 while retaining most of its features. It’ll go on sale on April 27th in China and launch in other markets including the US, Europe, and India in the future.


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