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Honor 10 Will Go Official in India Today as a Flipkart Exclusive

Just like any other Honor and Huawei smartphones, this one also comes equipped with AI integration.

Honor launched its latest smartphone, the Honor 10, at a global event on 15 May. You should probably be happy to know that it's capable of shooting up to 22 different object and sceneries, what's more, honor will add in more via OTA updates in the near future. It's slightly heavier though, at 165g to the Honor 10's 153g. All models boast 15 layers of polished glass around the back, giving the phone a distinctive reflectivity similar to last year's Honor 9. The glass back also means that the Honor 10 will be a smudge and dust magnet. The same can be seen on Huawei P20 series. In terms of features, it has an IR blaster on the top of the device.

The front-facing fingerprint sensor on this device is placed under the glass, not under the display. The fingerprint sensor is placed on the front of the device. No expandable storage options, and yes, the "notch" that's trending is here also. Android 8.1 Oreo with the company's own EMUI 8.1 on top rounds up the pretty package. The operating system includes the Easy Talk feature, which is said to reduce background noise in a windy environment during calls. The modern 19:9 notched display is covered under a 2.5D curved glass. The Honor 10 isn't supposed to be as good as a phone which carries the haloed Leica insignia, but it's supposed to use a lot of the same derivative technologies to give it a category-redefining edge. The front camera also comes with iPhone X-like portrait lighting effect that lets you click photos with studio lighting. But Honor has pulled out all the stops for the event, with the CEO George Zhao set to take the stage, and Honor promoting some Youtubers. It is powered by the octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 970 SoC (four Cortex-A73 cores clocked at 2.36GHz and four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.8GHz) coupled with 6GB of RAM.

Inside this device is an NPU processor with 4GB of RAM. However, 128GB storage should suffice for most people, if not 64GB.

However, you won't get extra storage because there is no microSD card slot for internal memory expansion, unfortunately. Instead of a Leica-branded imaging unit, there's the generic and fairly blunt label "AI Camera".

On the camera front, the phone sports a dual-rear camera setup with 16MP + 24MP primary sensors with an aperture rate of f/1.8. The fingerprint sensor is placed centrally on the rear. Optical image stabilization (OIS) is absent. However, facial recognition was quicker during our test. Both lenses aid each other in portrait mode photography and lossless zoom, while the Honor 10 also utilizes Huawei's AI to adjust colors and exposures based on scene detection. Both also support fast charging, but not wireless charging. Powering the smartphone is a 3400 mAh battery with SuperCharge compatibility. And oh, the Honor 10 has a headphone jack.

The Honor 10 will be packing a 399 pound (~$540) price tag in the UK.

Launched on 15 May, it's available to buy now in the United Kingdom from a variety of retailers.

The Honor 10 sticks to the usual yearly release window, given that the well-received Honor 9 was launched nearly a year ago. The brand has achieved 100% growth in overseas markets since its inception.

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