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Huawei, a leading Chinese manufacturer, has come up with Honor V10 – a better alternative for Huawei’s expensive flagship devices of Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro. The highlighted features of the new device being the latest Kirin 970 chipset and the 18:9 display with reduced bezels.

Features

The Honor V10 comes with a 6-inch display having 18:9 aspect ratio on the front with FHD+ 1080 x 2160 resolution; though it is an LCD rather than an AMOLED like the Mate 10. It looks strikingly similar to Mate 10 Pro due to the fingerprint sensor at the front. The design of the V10 consists of metal unibody and will be available in Beach Gold, Night Black, Aurora Blue and Charm Red colour options. This Honor gadget even kept the 3.5mm headphone jack, which other smartphones are missing.

Under the hood, we find Huawei’s high-end Kirin 970 chipset; the same used in the flagship Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro. The phone packs up to 6GB of RAM, though a cheaper 4GB variant is also available. The internal storage comes with two potions to choose from 64GB and 128GB. Don’t forget to use microSD card to increase as much you want.

The device runs EMUI 8, which is based on Android 8.0 Oreo, first for Honor brand. The phone also comes with a neural processing unit for advanced AI features and machine learning. Another interesting addition is Huawei’s version of the Animoji. For connectivity, you get 5 GHz Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth 4.2, USB-C and a headphone jack.

Flipping the phone reveals a dual-camera setup, consisting of a 16MP primary camera and 20MP monochrome sensor. The front-side of the phone accompanies a 13MP camera, which also includes Huawei’s own Face Unlocking feature for added security other than the standard fingerprint scanner.

The Huawei Honor V10 is backed by a 3750mAh battery, which can fast charge from 0 to 50 percent in about 30 minutes with a 5V/4.5A charger.

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Pricing and Availability

Huawei has already started taking pre-orders of the Honor V10 while it will be open for sale in China and the European markets starting from Dec 5.

The pricing of the phone is set at $410 for the base model (4/64GB), while the top-most model (6/128 GB) comes in at $510, which is on par with flagships such as the OnePlus 5T.

Specifications

OS Android 8.0 Oreo with EMUI 8.0
Supported Networks 2G, 3G, 4G LTE
Dual SIM Support Yes
Chipset Huawei Kirin 970
Display 5.99-inch LCD with FHD+ (2160 x 1080) resolution
Fingerprint Sensor Yes, front mounted
RAM 4/6 GB
Internal Storage 64/128 GB
Card slot Yes
Connectivity headphone jack, VoLTE, dual-band Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 4.2, USB-C, NFC
Primary Camera 16 MP RGB + 20 MP Monochrome, dual-tone LED, F/1.8, PDAF
Secondary Camera 13 MP f/2.0
Battery 3750 mAh, 5/V4.5A fast-charging
Price 4GB/64GB – $410 (~PKR 43,200), 6GB/64GB – $450 (~PKR 47,400) , 6GB/128GB – $510 (~PKR 57,800)