Shenzhen-based smartphone markers, Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd, on Tuesday this week officially unveiled the Huawei Honor View 10 at a launch event in London. The re-branded version of the Honor V10 was first unveiled in China last week, and features a dual rear camera setup, Google’s latest mobile operating system; Android 8.0 Oreo, an 18:9 display, and a flagship-level SoC with its own NPU (neural processing unit) for AI-based tasks.
According to media reports, these AI-based features on the Honor View 10 include Facial Unlock technology, which is said to support payment-level authentication, and unlock in 400ms. For 3D face reconstruction, it uses sub-millimeter reconstruction accuracy, and can deliver a 300k-point cloud reconstruction in 10 seconds.
Other AI based features on the Honor View 10 include an AI-accelerated translator and Smart Tips, apart from intelligent scene and object recognition, as well as motion detection that will adjust camera settings. The AI-powered Portrait mode for selfies is also being outed.
The dual-SIM (Nano) Honor View 10 runs EMUI 8.0 based on Android 8.0. The smartphone bears a 5.99-inch full-HD+ (1080×2160 pixels) IPS LCD FullView display with a pixel density of 403ppi and a 18:9 aspect ratio. It runs on HiSilicon Kirin 970 SoC with four Cortex-A73 cores clocked at 2.36GHz, four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.8GHz, and an i7 coprocessor, coupled with 6GB of RAM.
The rear camera setup on the Honor View 10 sports two sensors – one 16MP RGB sensor and the other a 20MP monochrome sensor, complete with an f/1.8 aperture, PDAF, dual-LED flash. The Honor V10 bears a 13MP sensor with an f/2.0 aperture. Two options of inbuilt storage on the smartphone are 128GB with 6GB RAM and 64GB with 4GB RAM, which can be expanded via microSD card of up to 256GB in a hybrid dual-SIM configuration.
Connectivity options on the Honor View 10 include 4G VoLTE, dual-band (2.4GHz + 5GHz) Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.2, Infrared, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, USB 2.0 Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
The smartphone is powered by a non-removable 3,750mAh Li-Po battery that’s rated to deliver up to 23 hours of talk-time on 3G, and 22 days of standby time with – it is complete with 5V/ 4.5A fast charging support.
Price, Availability, and Color Variants
The Honor View 10 price has been set at EUR 499 (roughly 2,147,600 UGX or USD$591) and will be made available in India, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Russia, the UK, and the United States on January 8th next year in Navy Blue, Midnight Black, Beach Gold, Aurora Blue, Charm Red color variants.