Huawei is expected to launch what should be its last flagship smartphone for the year later this month. The Honor V10 will be going official on December 5 in London, UK for the global market but before then, it would be unveiled in China on November 28. We have already seen launch posters flying around the internet and even banners have been erected in various cities in China projecting the November 28 launch. We have now seen a press invite for the event and one thing that stands out is the AI and fast slogan the new smartphone is teased with.
This isn’t the first time the company will be teasing the AI power of the V10 but this time around the focus seems to be on the AI and not on the full-view display the V10 is expected to feature. What this tells us is that the device will come packing a Kirin 970 chip just as we thought. Huawei’s latest Hisilicon Kirin 970 is based on the 10n manufacturing process and is reputed as the world’s first chip with an independent in-built Neural Processing Unit (NPU) AI computing platform. This also brings the new AI capable chip to a device that is not as expensive as the Mate 10 models. Rumors have it that the Honor V10 would be coming with a starting price of 2,999 Yuan (~$450).
The Honor V10 has featured in several leaks and rumours well ahead of its launch. The Honor V10 is expected to feature a 6.0-inch display with FHD+ resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels which means it will come with an 18:9 aspect ratio. The Kirin 970 SoC will be accompanied by 6 GB of RAM and 8GB RAM on a higher version. The device is also expected to be available in two storage models – 64 GB and 128 GB. On the camera end, the V10 will feature a 13MP selfie shooter and at the rear, there will be a 16MP + 20MP dual camera setup. The mobile will get its juice from a 4000mAh battery that will be coupled with 22.5W SuperCharge and would run on Android 8.0 Oreo-based EMUI 8.0.