The Honor V9 was one of the first flagships released this year. It also launched as the the Honor 8 Pro outside China a few months later. Huawei’s sub-brand has a new phone launching in December 5 and some sources say it is the Honor V10.
The front panel of a phone said to be the V10 leaked last month, revealing one of the major changes coming to the series – an 18:9 display. But while most 18:9 phones have their fingerprint scanners at the back, this may have its own in front judging from the cut-out on the bottom bezel. This is also unusual since the Honor V9 has its fingerprint scanner on the back even though it has a regular 16:9 display.
An alleged render of the Honor V10 has also surfaced online. While it does appear to have a full-screen display, there is no physical home button on the chin. This makes us wonder if this render is genuine.
Come to think of it, the poster for the December 5 launch does show the front of the unknown phone, which no doubt packs an 18:9 display judging from the size of the bezels. However, it doesn’t have a physical home button. Huawei’s CEO also said at IFA 2017 that the next Honor flagship will arrive early 2018 with an AI chip on board.
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Nothing is set in stone for now except that Honor will indeed launch a new phone in December. If the panels are genuine, then this render is obviously not that of the Honor V10 since it lacks a home button. We will have to wait for more leaks to confirm if the V10 will launch this year and if it will have its fingerprint in front.