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

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

Huawei's sub-brand Honor launched the global version of the Honor 10 in London. However, the price of the new product from Huawei met all expectations. The device is priced at Rs. 32,999 ($486) in India, and it is already available for pre-order in the country, you can pre-order it via Flipkart.

At the rear is a 16MP + 24MP AI dual-camera setup with a wide f/1.8 aperture lens and real-time AI scene recognition of 500+ scenarios in 22 categories. The report had attributed this to the "strong performance of Honor 9 Lite and Honor 7X across online channels". The device is powered by an octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 970 SoC working in tandem with 6GB RAM. Unlike the Honor View 10, the Honor 10 does have a notch on the top, which has made it possible for Honor to achieve a screen-to-body ratio of 86.2%. Unlike the Honor View 10, the Honor 10 misses out on the micro SD card slot. "Honor introduced Phantom Blue in 2016, Phantom Grey in 2017 and now the exquisite Aurora, a true breakthrough in smartphone design", said Honor President George Zhao. Thanks to the independent NPU in the Kirin 970 chipset, the Honor 10's fast and efficient AI algorithm is able to pair subjects with optimal camera setting and image context to help users take professional-looking photos. The main camera is capable of recording native 4k videos at 30fps and can also shoot slow-motion 720p videos at 960fps. On the front, it has a 24MP selfie shooter with f/2.0 aperture and AI beautification. Connectivity options include Dual-SIM support, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth4.2, LE, GPS, NFC, USB Type-C port. Sensors on board include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, digital compass, gyroscope, and proximity sensor.

The Honor 10 packs a 3400mAh battery with support for Honor Supercharge 5V/4.5A which lets you charge the phone to 50% in just 25 minutes.




In terms of dimensions, the device measures 71.2 X 149.6 X 7.7 mm and weighs about 153 grams.

Talking about the specifications, Honor 10 runs on runs EMUI 8.1 based on Android 8.1 Oreo operating system. Unlike the Chinese variant of the smartphone, the variant launched in India ships with Google services.

The Honor 10 may as well be one of the cheapest flagships money can buy.


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