The phone shares many of the elements from its parent Huawei's flagship Mate 10 phones.
Huawei’s sub-brand Honor has joined the trend of phones with bezel-less displays. The company has announced their flagship V10 recently in an event at China. The phone shares many of the elements from its parent brand’s flagship Mate 10 series.
Up front, the phone comes with a 5.99-inch FullView display with 1080x2160 resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio. It’s an LCD unit unlike the AMOLED one on the Mate 10. The fingerprint scanner is also mounted on the front.
Under the hood, the phone is powered by Huawei’s latest Kirin 970 chipset with 6GB of RAM (a cheaper 4GB option is also available). Base storage is 64GB with microSD expansion slot. There is also a variant with 128GB of internal storage.
The cameras seem capable on paper with a dual 16MP+20MP shooter on the rear with RGB and BW sensors respectively. There is no Leica branding here like the Mate siblings, but the camera does have a fast lens with f/1.8 aperture. However, it lacks optical image stabilisation. The selfie camera, on the other hand, is a 13MP unit with f/2.0 aperture.
Thankfully, the Honor V10 keeps the 3.5mm audio jack unlike most of the recent flagships, though there is no waterproofing. The battery at 3,750mAh is decent and then there is the proprietary 5V / 4.5A fast charge is on board as well.
The Huawei Honor V10 is on pre-order now in China with sales starting from December 5.There is no word yet as far as international availability is concerned but there is an event on December 5 (which we will attend) and find out if it releases for India.
The Chinese prices are as follows: CNY 2,700 (Rs 26,300) for the 4GB/64GB model, CNY 3,000 (Rs 29,250) for 6GB/64GB and CNY 3,500 (Rs 34,120) for 6GB/128GB variant.