Today during an event, Huawei’s sub-brand, Honor, launched its latest flagship smartphone called the Honor 10. It comes at a time where glass designs meet display notches, and the phone follows both trends. It also packs enough heat that it’s essentially a cheaper version of Honor’s parent company’s flagship P20.
Starting with the design, the Honor 10 pretty much looks like a cheaper version of the P20. It includes a similar gradient design thanks to the Aurora color pallet and slim bezels surrounding the display. Of course, the bezels aren’t as thin as some might want, but the device is intended for smaller budgets so it makes sense to see thicker borders.
On the front of the phone, you’ll find a 5.84-inch Full HD+ (2280×1080) LCD 19:9 display. Unfortunately, you’ll also find a notch that many will be quick to diss. It houses a 24MP selfie camera, ambient light sensor, and earpiece for phone calls.
Inside the Honor 10, the company includes a Kirin 970 processor (the same as the P20) paired with a dedicated Neural Processing Unit (NPU), 4 or 6GB of RAM, 64 or 128GB of storage, Android Oreo, and a 3400mAh battery. There’s also an ultrasonic fingerprint reader found under the glass chin of the Honor 10 on the front. This isn’t an in-display fingerprint reader like we’re seeing on phones such as the Vivo X20, but at least the sensor’s there anyway.
Additionally, there’s a headphone jack, USB-C port, and speaker on the bottom.
On the back, Honor includes dual cameras weighing in at 24MP for the main shooter and 16MP for the secondary. Both lenses aid each other in portrait mode photography and lossless zoom, while the Honor 10 also utilizes Huawei’s AI to adjust colors and exposures based on scene detection.
If you’re familiar with the P20, you’ll notice most of these specs are featured in Huawei’s flagship but at a steep price (around $900). For Honor’s offering, you’ll only be paying around $540 (€449), and that gets you 128GB of storage. Of course, not everyone will be able to buy one since Honor is always picky about where they launch phones, but at least the option’s there if you’re in a region where the device will be sold.
According to Honor, the Honor 10 is available starting today in Europe.