Huawei’s elite Honor brand has gone official with the Honor V10 in a ceremony held in China today. The Honor V10 has been a regular on leaks and rumours and most of the rumours turned out to be correct. For one, the device utilizes a fullscreen design and is powered by the latest Kirin 970 chip. Let’s take a look at the design and specifications of the Honor V10.
Design & Specifications
The Honor V10 features a 5.99-inch FHD+ display with a resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels. This gives the device an 18:9 aspect ratio. As you would expect, the device packs a metal body crafted using modern Korean technology and it has a width of 74.98mm. The V10 also features an ultra-slim body which is just 6.97mm thick. The most spectacular aspect of the Honor V10’s full-screen design is that it also features a front-mounted fingerprint sensor which also doubles as the home button.
As stated, the V10 is powered by a Kirin 970 chip which has a built-in Neural Processing Unit (NPU). The phone is said to have a visual, auditory, learning, cognitive, computing, and decision-making ability. It also has the ability to identify up to 33 images per second and brings 25 times performance improvement when compared to the previous generation chip. The new chip brings on several other features to the smartphone which we’ll not go into. You can read up our article on the Kirin 970 chip.
Furthermore, the smartphone is available in up to three memory variants. There is a 4GB RAM + 64GB storage version, as well as a 6GB RAM + 64GB version and finally a top-end 6GB RAM + 128GB storage version. The camera aspect is piloted by a 20Mp + 16MP dual camera setup at the rear while selfies are taken care of by a 13MP shooter with AI features. Another cool feature is that the smartphone runs Android-Oreo-based EMUI 8.0 from the go. It also packs a 3750mAh battery with 5V/4.5A super fast charge. It comes with dual SIM slots and both slots are 4G VoLTE enabled.
Prices & Availability
The Honor V10 comes in Magic Black, Aurora Blue, Beach Gold and Charm Red colour variant. As for the prices, the 4GB + 64GB variant will sell for 2699 Yuan (~$409). The price goes up to 2,999 Yuan (~$454) for the 6GB + 64GB version while the 6GB + 128GB version carries a 3,499 Yuan (~$530) price tag. The prices are quite competitive and so, we’d predict a good outing for this sleek model. Reservations for the smartphone has already commenced while it will go on sale on December 5 at 10.08 via Huawei Mall, Jingdong, Lynx, Suning Tesco and Gome.