After launching Honor 10 in China last month, Huawei‘s sub-brand Honor has now launched its flagship smartphone in the Indian market. The launch for the Indian market was announced at an event held in London, where the phone was also launched globally.
In India, the Honor 10 has been priced at Rs. 32,999, which roughly converts to $485. The phone will be available for purchase through homegrown online marketplace Flipkart. It’ll also be available to buy via Hi Honor online store in India.
Design-wise, the phone comes with a new kind of design, which is a departure from what we have seen from the company in the past. The smartphone features an aluminum frame with glass back that shifts color depending on how you hold it and how the light hits the surface.
The Honor 10 features a 5.84-inch Full-HD+ FullView Display with 2280 x 1080 pixels screen resolution and 19:9 aspect ratio. There’s a notch on top of the display, which the company says it has been planning since past four years.
Under the hood, the smartphone is powered by the company’s own octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 970 chipset, which consists of four Cortex-A73 cores clocked at 2.36GHz and four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.8GHz, and a dedicated neural processing unit.
The chipset is coupled with 6GB of RAM and the phone packs 128GB internal storage. There’s also another variant of the device which packs 6GB RAM and 64GB onboard storage, however, the company has decided not to launch that model in the Indian market.
As of the photography, the Honor 10 comes with a dual camera setup at the back, featuring a 16-megapixel sensor with f/1.8 aperture and phase detection autofocus. The secondary sensor is a 24-megapixel monochrome sensor, which can be proved helpful in low-light conditions. On the front side, there’s a 24-megapixel camera with AI features.
Connectivity options on the smartphone include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, USB Type-C, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The phone sports a 7.1 multi-channel Hi-Fi audio chip with support for 7-channel sound effects. The smartphone is running Android 8.1 Oreo operating system out of the box and is powered by a 3,400mAh battery with Honor Supercharge — the company’s fast charging technology.
Priced at Rs. 32,999, the smartphone will be available in two colors – Phantom Blue and Midnight Black. Buyers on Flipkart will get a 10 percent instant discount with Axis Bank and debit cards, as well as Rs. 1,200 cashback offer on Jio along with 100GB additional data, and Rs. 3,300 worth of partner vouchers.