Honor bets on premium smartphones, eyes spot in top 3 in India

The Honor 10 is practically just a cheaper Huawei P20

Honor bets on premium smartphones, eyes spot in top 3 in India

The Honor 10 with 6GB RAM and 128GB ROM will be available from Wednesday exclusively on Flipkart. The capacity of the front camera has been enhanced with a 24MP sensor.

They both share Huawei's HUAWEI Kirin 970 octa-core processor, and come in a 4GB RAM / 128GB onboard storage configuration (though the Honor 10 has a 6GB variant), and feature dual rear cameras and a 24-megapixel selfie snapper. We will keep you updated about the upcoming launch that is scheduled to happen on May 22nd in India.

Honor had launched the bezel-less View 10 smartphone with an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-enabled chipset in India in January at Rs 29,999.

Axis Bank card holders will get 10 percent instant discount on Flipkart. Color options available to the buyer are Phantom Blue and Midnight Black.

The Honor 10 can be referred to as a cheaper alternative to the Huawei P20 but without the Leica cameras.

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The Honor 10's notched display is just a touch larger than the P20 at 5.84 inches; both of them are LCD as opposed to the P20 Pro's OLED screen. The device supports storage expansion up to 256GB via microSD.

The device features Qualcomm's ultrasonic fingerprint scanner for biometric authentication which is more accurate than the regular fingerprint scanners and it can read the fingerprint correctly even when the finger is wet or greasy. The rear camera setup can take portrait shots with shallow depth of field and also supports up to 2X optical zoom. The smartphone also has an iPhone X style notch on the top, which houses a microphone, front-facing camera and a couple of sensors. In terms of dimensions, the Honor 10 measures 149.6 x 71.2 x 7.7mm and weighs in at 153 grams. Unlike the Chinese variant of the smartphone, the variant launched in India ships with Google services.

The Honor 10 runs Android Oreo 8.1.0 based EMUI 8.1 operating system out of the box and is backed by a 3,400mAh battery with fast charging support.

Connectivity features include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band, Bluetooth 4.2 Low Energy, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, NFC, USB Type-C, and 4G VoLTE. It comes with Honor's Clear Talk function which uses AI to help reduce background noise and increase whisper volume in quiet surroundings while you are on a call.

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