As expected, at an event in China today Huawei officially took the wraps off what will be their latest flagship level smartphone, the Huawei Honor V10. The hardware and specifications for the Honor V10 are right in line with expectations established when Huawei first announced the event earlier this month.
The Honor V10 comes equipped with a 5.99-inch display configured with an 18:9 aspect ratio and a bezel-less design. One weakness relative to the market will the fact that the display is only a full HD resolution instead of Quad HD. Inside, the Honor V10 will be powered by Huawei’s in-house Kirin 970 processor. Huawei decided to offer variants with either 4GB or 6GB of RAM and in the case of the latter option, buyers can increase onboard storage to 128GB. The Honor V10 will support microSD cards up to 256GB.
For cameras, Huawei put dual rear cameras in the Honor V10, one being a 16MP RGB sensor and the other being a 20MP monochrome sensor. Huawei says they provide an AI engine driving the camera lenses to improve automatically detected settings for different shooting environments and focal points using Real-Time Scene and Object Recognition functions. On the front side, the Honor V10 gets a nice 13MP camera that not only supports selfies, but also Huawei’s face unlock technology.
Other hardware includes a fingerprint sensor squeezed into the thin bottom bezel and a 3750 mAh battery that can charge from zero to fifty percent in only 30 minutes. For software, Huawei includes Android 8.0 Oreo and their EMUI 8.0 skin.
Pricing for the Honor V10 starts at 2699 yuan ($409 USD) for the 4GB/64GB variant, 2999 yuan ($455 USD) for the 6GB/64GB version, and 3499 yuan ($530 USD) for the 6GB/128GB model. The smartphone will be available in four different color choices including Black, Aurora Blue, Gold and Red. For now at least, the Honor V10 is only available in China with units expected to start shipping on December 5th.