After launching the device in China, Huawei’s Honor brand is all set to bring its latest flagship device, the Honor 10 smartphone in India. Today, Honor India has confirmed that the phone will be launched by this month end exclusively on Flipkart. For global markets, the Honor 10 is expected to be introduced at an event in London on May 15.
Honor had launched the new Honor 10 smartphone in China last month which comes with an edge to edge display, high-end hardware, and stunning color options. The Honor 10 price in China starts at CNY 2,600 which converts roughly to Rs. 26,000. This hints the Honor 10 will be a mid-range device, but with some high-end specifications.
Honor 10 Specifications and Features
The new Honor 10 has a curved glass body and it comes in Purple color which is achieved by applying several layers of NCVM optical coatings beneath the glass back. So, when the light hits the back panel, it refracts and creates a vivid yet gradual change of color.
The Honor 10 sports a 5.84-inch FHD+ (2240 x 1080 pixels) 2.5D curved glass LCD display with 96% NTSC Color Gamut. It is powered by the octa-core Huawei Kirin 970 10nm processor with Mali-G72 MP12 GPU. It packs 6GB RAM with 64GB or 128GB internal storage.
Coming to the camera, it sports a dual rear camera with a 16MP primary RGB sensor camera with LED flash, and a secondary 24MP Monochrome sensor with f/1.8 aperture, depth focus, PDAF, and CAF. Up front, it sports a 24MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture. Both the cameras also come with AI capabilities. The front camera also sports Face Unlock feature.
The dual SIM (Nano) phone runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with EMUI 8.1 on top. The phone also sports a 3.5mm audio jack and an AK4376A Hi-Fi audio chip for enhanced audio output. It comes with a Fingerprint sensor, and an Infrared sensor as well.
Connectivity options on the device include dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11ac (2.4GHz/5GHz), Bluetooth 4.2 LE, GPS, NFC, and USB Type-C. It is powered by a 3,400mAh battery with support for Super-fast charge (5V/4.5A) that can charge it from 0 to 50% in just 25 minutes.
Price and Availability
The Honor 10 was launched in China for 2599 yuan (Rs. 27,230 approx.) for the 6GB RAM with 64GB storage version and 2999 yuan (Rs. 31,420 approx.) for the 6GB RAM with 128GB storage version. It is not clear if the company is planning to launch both the versions here in India, but it is expected to be priced around the same segment here. As mentioned, it will be a Flipkart exclusive phone.
Commenting on the partnership, P Sanjeev, Vice-President Sales, Huawei India-Consumer Business Group, said,
“We are delighted to announce that Flipkart will be our exclusive online sale partner for Honor 10. At Honor, we have always believed in making our products easily accessible for our consumers by opting for strategic partnerships. We are confident that this association with Flipkart, who shares our vision to deliver superb value to consumers will help strengthen our position in the Indian smartphone market.”
Ayyappan Rajagopal, Senior Director, Mobiles at Flipkart said,
“We are excited to partner with Honor to exclusively launch their latest flagship, Honor 10 in India. We believe this phone is a game changer in the flagship segment with its high performance at an unbeatable price. It is the most beautiful phone of 2018 in the premium segment.”