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

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

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

However, the price of the new product from Huawei met all expectations.

The Honor 10 packs a 5.84-inch full-HD+ FullView display with 1080x2280 resolution with 19:9 aspect ratio. The price of the flagship from Huawei will 26990 rubles for the version with 64 gigabytes of main memory, and 29990 for the version of smartphone with 128 GB of storage. The Honor 10 will be released in India on May 23 and pre-bookings for the same have already begun. As for cameras, there's a dual 16MP and 24MP setup on the rear, both of which are assisted by AI trickery, while a 24MP front snapper will make sure your Friday night pub selfies are a lot more detailed than you'd like. The device will be available online exclusively via Flipkart. It boils down to price: the Honor 10 can be had from today for as little as €399 for the 64GB variant, while the 128GB model will cost €449 or £399 in the United Kingdom, and Rs. 33,000 for the 6GB/128GB option in India - a fair bit cheaper than the £599 (€649) P20 with 4GB RAM / 128GB of storage. The global launch date clearly hints at the brand's intention to take on the much-awaited OnePlus 6 smartphone which will be launched on May 16 in London, followed by the launch in India and China on May 17. The Honor 10 features two cameras on the back, a reflective back, and its back side is curved. Color options available to the buyer are Phantom Blue and Midnight Black. The Phantom Blue color features an Aurora Glass design, similar to the Huawei P20 Pro.

Under-the-hood, it comes packed with HiSilicon Kirin 970 chipset paired Neural Processing Unit (NPU) with 6GB RAM for optimum performance, same as the P20, runs Android 8.1 Oreo-based EMUI 8.1 out-of-the-box, a 3,400mAh battery with quick charging support. On the front, it has a 24MP selfie shooter with f/2.0 aperture and AI beautification. The front camera also sports Face Unlock feature. In terms of dimensions, the Honor 10 measures 149.6 x 71.2 x 7.7mm and weighs in at 153 grams. Similarly, the smartphone supports dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4 and 4.0 GHz) with Bluetooth 4.2 and NFC. The phone was earlier launched in Chinese market in the month of April. As for updates, Honor hasn't confirmed anything just yet but we do expect the Honor 10 to at least receive the Android P update.

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