Huawei’s sub-brand Honor will be debuting the Honor 10 flagship phone tomorrow. The handset borrows specs and features from the Huawei P20 flagship that was unveiled at the end of the previous month. However, there are some differing features on the Honor 10 that makes it an affordable phone compared to the P20. Here is a rumor roundup on the specs, features and pricing of Honor 10.
Honor 10 Launch Event
Honor will be launching the Honor 10 smartphone at the Shanghai Oriental Sports Center tomorrow. The Chinese manufacturer is also expected to Honor Magicbook notebook alongside the Honor 10 phone. However, there is no information available on its specifications. The launch event will begin at 2:30 PM local time. Its livestream will be available through this link.
The company will be also holding an unveil event on May 15 to globally announce the Honor 10 phone.
Honor 10 Specifications and Features
Leaked information has revealed that the Honor 10 features a glass and metal combination body that measures 149.6 x 71.2 x 7.7 mm and weighs 153 grams. It will be available in color options such as Black, Teal and Bluish-pink
The TENAA listing of the phone has revealed that it is fitted with a 5.84-inch notch enabled LTPS IPS panel like the P20 Lite phone. It carries support for Full HD+ resolution of 2280 x 1080 pixels. Rumors have it that it may feature an LCD panel from China’s BOE. Its fingerprint scanner is integrated in the home button present on the bottom bezel.
The Kirin 970 chipset will be powering the phone. It will be hitting the Chinese market in RAM variant of 4 GB and 6 GB as well as storage editions of 64 GB and 128 GB. Rumors have it that the Honor 10 will be equipped with eMMC 5.1 storage, and not UFS 2.1 storage found on Huawei P20. It is unlikely to feature a microSD card slot.
Rumors have it that the Honor 10 is speculated to arrive with a 20-megapixel + 24-megapixel dual camera, albeit Leica and SUMMILUX branding found on Mate and P series flagship phones from Huawei. However, the TENAA listing has revealed that it features 16-megapixel + 24-megapixdel dual camera setup. Also, unlike the P20 phone, the Honor 10 will have horizontal arrangement for the dual lenses.
Thanks to Kirin 970’s NPU unit, dual rear cameras are expected to carry support AI driven advanced scene recognition. It is expected to feature the same 24-megapixel front-facing camera that is available on the Huawei P20 series smartphones.
The handset will come loaded with Android 8.1 Oreo that could be overlaid with the latest EMUI 8.1 skin. It is expected to receive power from 3,320mAh battery that is pegged to carry support for fast charging. Apart from revealing the leaked press renders of the Honor 10, popular leakster Roland Quandt has shared its schematics found on its manual. It reveals that the handset will include a 3.5mm audio jack and it will carry support for NFC connectivity.
Fresh information reveals that there could be multiple variants of the Honor 10. One of them is likely to feature in-screen fingerprint scanner.
Honor 10 Pricing and Availability
The 4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage, 6 GB RAM + 64 GB storage and 6 GB RAM + 128 GB storage variants are expected to be respectively priced at 2,699 Yuan (~$429), 2,999 Yuan (`~$477) and 3,599 Yuan (~$573). It is pegged to be officially available for buying in China from April 27 at 10:08 AM (local time).