Announcement Honor 10: a bright flagship with a screen 19: 9 and a "smart" camera

By: Bohdan Chub | 19.04.2018, 14:19
Announcement Honor 10: a bright flagship with a screen 19: 9 and a "smart" camera
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The Honor brand belonging to Huawei presented its new flagship smartphone - Honor 10. The device received an extended display, a dual camera with artificial intelligence and a bright design.

More brilliance

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Honor 10 is equipped with 5.84-inch IPS-display with a resolution of 2280x1080 pixels and a ratio of 19: 9. There is a cutout for the front camera and speaker, but it can be "hidden" by making a solid black bar at the top of the screen. A button with a fingerprint scanner is built into the bottom frame. The curved glass back panel is pleasantly poured into the light. There are two "phantom" colors with a gradient effect - blue and violet - and more classic gray and black variants. It is a pity that the gadget does not have moisture protection.

The heart of the smartphone was the company's eight-core chipset Kirin 970 with a neural processor NPU to speed up the work of artificial intelligence. Honor 10 is available in versions with 4 or 6 gigabytes of RAM, built-in - 64 or 128 gigabytes without the possibility of expansion.

Smart camera

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Dual camera smartphone consists of a color 16-megapixel and monochrome 20-megapixel modules, both with aperture f / 1.8. Certification Leica is only in the "older brother" Huawei P20. Built-in AI recognizes more than 500 kinds of scenes, and thanks to the technology of semantic segmentation the system can fine-tune individual areas of the frame. For example, Honor 10 can make the sky in the picture more vivid. There is a portrait mode with background blur. At the frontal 24-megapixel camera this function is implemented programmatically, plus face recognition is supported. Nowhere are the "improvers" that hide the flaws of the skin, but when they are abused they turn a person into a doll.

The 3320 mAh battery supports fast charging of SuperCharge 5V / 4.5A (up to 50% in 25 minutes). USB Type-C port, 3.5-mm headphone jack is also available. The AK4376A chip is responsible for the sound, and NFC for contactless payments is also not forgotten. Operating system - Android 8.1 Oreo with EMUI 8.1. With dimensions of 149.6x71.2x7.7 mm, the machine weighs 153 grams. On the photographs of real devices the gradient of color is practically not noticeable. Probably, it appears only under certain illumination:

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How much is?

In China, the sales of Honor 10 will begin on April 27, the version at 6/64 GB is estimated at $ 415, and the top version for 6/128 GB will cost almost $ 480. Information on modifications with 4 gigabytes of RAM is not yet available. Global announcement of the smartphone will be held May 15 in London.

This is one of the most accessible flagships of 2018, but the season is just beginning. Approaching potential competitors in the person of OnePlus 6 and "anniversary" smartphones Meizu .

At its event, Honor also announced a MagicBook laptop.

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Updated : announced the European prices Honor 10. In the international market will be a version with only 4 GB of RAM at a price of 400 euros for the option with 64 GB of flash memory and 450 euros for a model of 128 GB. Overall, not bad.

Source: Honor