Huawei is in Las Vegas at CES 2018, and the company’s Honor division just announced full details on the Honor View10. The upper mid-range handset will battle others in its category overseas, and eventually see US availability. We had heard some rumors heading into CES 2018 about a new Honor device, and now we have one. Let us explore it in more detail.
The Honor View10 smartphone is one of the higher-end Honor handsets to ever release. It features some powerful specifications, and because it carries the mid-range Honor brand, it is priced competitively at only $199 in USD. This is far more affordable than many of today’s competing devices.
Huawei actually confirmed the View10 smartphone near the beginning of December, but we have just been given all the details and specifics. It features a near all-metal design and closely resembles some other Honor models that we’ve seen in the past.
In terms of specs, we’re looking at a 5.99-inch Full HD screen with the rather new 18:9 aspect ratio. This means that the phone is narrower and taller than most. However, thanks to shortened bezels and a high screen-to-body ratio, you may just be able to interactive with it in one hand. Powering the handset is a Kirin 970 processor and 6GB of RAM. There’s 128GB of internal storage. There’s also a dual camera combo (16MP + 20MP wide-angle) said to be capable of taking great shots, even in areas of low-light.
Honor has given the device a 3,750mAh battery with fast charging, which should be enough to solidify Huawei’s positive reputation for battery life on smartphones. The handset will run some version of Android Nougat under Huawei’s EMUI 8.0 interface. However, we expect Huawei to bring Android Oreo to this phone in the not so distant future.
Honor has included a fingerprint sensor on the back of the handset, despite the fact that the front-flanked home button sticks around. There’s also a 3.5mm headphone jack and the device uses USB Type-C for charging.
New with the phone is an awesome feature known as ‘Microsoft Translator tech.’ This is an AI-accelerated translator of which users can use to get instantaneous language translation to text, without the need of an internet connection. It looks pretty cool from what we’ve seen, but we’ll have to test it ourselves before making a final impression.
The Honor View10 is available now in India, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain. As already mentioned, Huawei has plans to bring it to the United States as well, but this will be at an unspecified future date. When this happens, the phone will be the first V-series model to make way to the North American market. Unfortunately, there looks to be just one color (Black & Blue).
Huawei has been making great inroads into the global Android market by releasing a number of products over the last few years. With the company’s latest move, which is to expand to US markets, it’ll have a better chance at securing second place in the global smartphone market share race ahead of Apple and behind only Samsung. That being said, no company in the mobile industry will be more interesting to watch than Huawei over the next few months.
The Honor View10 wasn’t the only announcement Huawei made during this year’s show. In fact, the company announced a brand new color option of the Honor 7X. Joining the already available Black and Blue color variants will be Red, and it looks hot! Best of all, it will be coming to the US as well, and soon (February). All specifications are the same. The only difference is the exterior color. Like the other variants, Honor 7X Red will be priced at $199.
Head over to the Honor Store to learn more about the two smartphone models.
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